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Commissioner Solomon Caviness IV

With more than 20 years of experience as a transportation professional, Solomon Caviness is an industry leader in infrastructure and operational programming. His career in transportation infrastructure programming includes collaboration with federal, state agencies, and local governments. He has helped agencies execute 21st-century infrastructure using innovative approaches to delivery. His experience also includes tolling, urban planning policy, capital project delivery, infrastructure operations and maintenance, and developing multimodal transportation strategies.

Most recently, Mr. Caviness led the Middlesex County Department of Transportation where he delivered a multimillion-dollar capital program. As the leader of Middlesex County's first Department of Transportation, Mr. Caviness oversaw the County's Office of Engineering, Office of Planning, Public Works, and the Middlesex County Area Transit (MCAT) service. He established Middlesex County as the first Vision Zero County in the State of New Jersey.

He has served on several transportation industry committees and has led forums focused on transportation policy, planning, operations, infrastructure maintenance, and the use of innovative strategies to improve coordination across jurisdictional boundaries.

Mr. Caviness received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee, and an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business. Mr. Caviness is an Atlanta native and is married to Leticia Caviness. He is the father of two girls.

Josh Rowan
Atlanta DOT Commissioner

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