Milwaukee Business Journal reports, “Mark Gottlieb is resigning from his role as Wisconsin Department of Transportation secretary, and Dave Ross will step in from a different state department to take the job. [Link added.] Ross currently is serving as secretary of the Department of Safety and Professional Services.” Gottlieb, a registered professional engineer who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering, was appointed in 2011.
Wisconsin State Journal’s editorial board observes that the resignation “isn’t surprising. The governor has mostly ignored Mark Gottlieb’s apt warnings about Wisconsin’s deteriorating roads — as well as the former Republican lawmaker’s responsible solutions, including a modest increase in the gas tax or adopting a mileage-based registration system that reflects modern technology.”