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									   State      Centennial Celebration              Commemorative Event, Mementos, Activity                           Sample                Contact Information
                Year        Held                                                                                    Available
Alaska              ????     No        We're too young.                                                        No                 Billy Connor
                                                                                                                                  billy_connor@dot.state.ak.us
Arizona             2027      No       After Arizona has been a state for 100 years I'll check back in with    No                 Frank T. Darmiento, P.E.
                                       you. The Arizona Highway Department was created in 1927 and                                Manager, Arizona Transportation
                                       abolished in 1974 with the creation of the Arizona Department of                           Research Center
                                       Transportation.                                                                            (602) 712-3134
                                                                                                                                  fdarmiento@azdot.gov

Arkansas            2013      No       Arkansas has not celebrated our centennial birthday. Our Highway Pending                   Ort, Randy, AHTD Public Affairs
                                       Commission will turn 100 in 2013. We have not begun any                                    Officer 501-569-2227,
                                       preparations at this time. In 1993, we published a history book of                         Randy.Ort@arkansashighways.com
                                       the Commission and Department to celebrate 80 years in existence.
                                       A copy of that book was sent to each state transportation
                                       department. We are currently in the process of finalizing and
                                       distributing an updated version of the book to signify 90 years of the
                                       Commission, and also 50 years of the constitutional amendment that
                                       created the Commission in its current form. A copy of that book
                                       will be sent to you very soon.



Connecticut         1995     Yes       A centennial publication was issued, "Managing Travel In                Some of the        The engineer who prepared the
                                       Connecticut: 100 Years of Progress -- Connecticut Department of         first chapter is   centennial publication has since
                                       Transportation 100 Year History," July 1995.                            available online   retired. The response to the survey
                                                                                                               at                 was provided by Jim Sime, Manager
                                                                                                               http://www.ct.go   of Research, Phone 860-258-0309,
                                                                                                               v/dot/cwp/view.    James.Sime@po.state.ct.us
                                                                                                               asp?a=1380&Q
                                                                                                               =259692&dotP
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    State   Centennial Celebration              Commemorative Event, Mementos, Activity                           Sample                Contact Information
              Year        Held                                                                                    Available
Georgia           2019     No        We are a ways off for our centennial (2019), but for the State of       No                 Georgene M. Geary, P.E.
                                     Georgia's 250 anniversary in 1983 we produced a book of maps                               State Materials and Research Engineer
                                     throughout the years (about 10-12 different maps from 1919 to                              Division of Construction
                                     1983) in Georgia showing the major changes. I have one hardcopy,                           Georgia DOT
                                     but it is not electronic.                                                                  404-363-7512
                                                                                                                                georgene.geary@dot.state.ga.us

Illinois          2017      No       Illinois DOT is not 100 years old yet, so we have nothing to report     No                 Patricia Broers
                                     on how to handle a centennial for the Department. That will be in                          Research Coordinator
                                     2017. IDOT was started as the Department of Public Works and                               Illinois Department of Transportation
                                     Buildings in 1917. We were preceded with a Good Roads                                      Bureau of Materials and Physical
                                     Commission that was established in 1912. The Good Roads                                    Research
                                     Commission laid the groundwork for an Illinois gas tax, but never                          126 East Ash Street
                                     had a road system. Prior to 1917 all roads were local jurisdiction.                        Springfield, Illinois 62704-4766
                                                                                                                                Phone 217.782.3547
                                                                                                                                broerspa@dot.il.gov


Iowa              2013      No       Iowa DOT's 100th anniversary will be in 2013. We have not begun         No                 Mary Christy,
                                     to discuss any activities to celebrate this anniversary.                                   Mary.Christy@dot.iowa.gov
Kansas            2029      No       We just did our 75th anniversary celebration last year so it will be    Articles about     Dick McReynolds, Engineer of
                                     2029 for the 100th.                                                     historical         Research, Kansas DOT
                                                                                                             Milestones
                                                                                                             from each
                                                                                                             district
                                                                                                             published in
                                                                                                             newsletters for
                                                                                                             75th anniversary




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    State     Centennial Celebration              Commemorative Event, Mementos, Activity                          Sample              Contact Information
                Year        Held                                                                                   Available
Maryland            2008     No        Plans for centennial celebration are currently being formed. Did a     No               Valerie Burnette-Edgar, Director,
                                       book for 50th anniversary.                                                              Office of Communications




Michigan            2005     Yes       Kick off held at the North American International Autoshow in          Web site is
                                       January. Created special 100th web site containing photo galleries,    www.michigan.
                                       100 Facts & First, Timeline, etc.                                      gov/mdot100




Mississippi         2018      No       A few years to go before they reach 100.                               No               Randy Battey, State Research
                                                                                                                               Engineer, Phone: 601-359-7650,
                                                                                                                               randyb@mdot.state.ms.us




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   State     Centennial Celebration             Commemorative Event, Mementos, Activity                      Sample                Contact Information
               Year        Held                                                                              Available
Nebraska           1995     Yes       We minted a coin to commemorate the occasion; we produced         No                 Mary Jo Hall, Communication
                                      brochures, a video and stickers for distribution, and held                           Division Manager, 402-479-4512
                                      celebrations. All of this was coordinated by an employee
                                      committee, chaired by Mary Jo Hall, the Communication Division
                                      Manager.




Nevada             2017      No       NDOT will not celebrate 100th anniversary until 2017.             No                 Tie He, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                           Research Division Chief
                                                                                                                           Nevada Department of Transportation
                                                                                                                           Phone: (775)888-7220
                                                                                                                           Fax: (775)888-7230

New Jersey         1994     Yes       NJDOT was originally formed as the State Commission of Public     Yes, copy of       Marc Lavorgna, Director of
                                      Roads in 1894. It became the State Highway Department in 1917     book titled:       Communications.
                                      and in 1966, became the NJ Department of Transportation.          People, The
                                                                                                        Transportation
                                                                                                        Connection A
                                                                                                        brief history of
                                                                                                        the NJDOT,
                                                                                                        was mailed.


New York           ????      ??       No documentation of any anniversary celebration                   No                 Jennifer Post, JPOST@dot.state.ny.us




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   State       Centennial Celebration              Commemorative Event, Mementos, Activity                          Sample                Contact Information
                 Year        Held                                                                                   Available
Ohio                 2004     Yes       Ohio transportation department celebrated at the Ohio State Fair        Copy of           The Office of Communications
                                        with a display titled “Transportation=Progress, 1904—2004. Had a        newsletter        developed the fair display and wrote
                                        birthday cake and handed out birthday cards to the people who           Transcript sent   the Transcript articles. They may
                                        visited the display. DOT employees dressed up as clowns and             in PDF.           have produced other documents for
                                        interacted with visitors. Transportation related music played like                        this celebration that I'm not aware of.
                                        “Chattanooga Choo-Choo and songs by the Beach Boys as a                                   You can contact Brian Cunningham or
                                        backdrop for a slideshow of old and new construction projects. Also                       Julie Walcoff at (614) 466-7170 for
                                        had interesting facts about highways, rest areas and bikeways.                            additional information.



Oklahoma             2011      No       While in 1906, the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention made        No                      Terri Angier, Chief of Public Affairs,
                                        provisions for a highway department for the first time, it was                            Oklahoma Department of
                                        actually in 1911 when the commission and therefore the department                         Transportation,
                                        was formed. And it was in the late 60's when it became the                                (405) 521-6004.
                                        Department of Transportation. No events are planned yet.

Oregon               2013      No       Our Department was founded in 1913. I am not aware of any               No                Barnie Jones,
                                        Centennial celebration plans yet afoot, and it's probably too early.                      Barnie.P.JONES@odot.state.or.us


Pennsylvania         2003     Yes       Our celebration focused on the creation of the State Bureau of     www.dot.state.p Sherri Zimmerman, Director,
                                        Municipal Roads. There was a large reception held in our           a.us            PennDOT Bureau of Municipal
                                        headquarters that was attended by our Lieutenant Governor and                      Services, 717-705-1331,
                                        several hundred well wishers. Willard Scott gave us mention on the                 shzimmerma@state.pa.us
                                        Today Show for being 100years old. There are photos etc. available
                                        on the PennDOT website. The 2003 PennDOT Annual Report on
                                        the web site has the best information.




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    State    Centennial Celebration             Commemorative Event, Mementos, Activity                         Sample              Contact Information
               Year        Held                                                                                 Available
Rhode Island       2002     Yes       The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT)                No               Heidi Cote, 401-222-1362 ext. 4009,
                                      celebrated its 100th birthday during a special ceremony on April 3,                   hcote@dot.state.ri.us or Dana
                                      2002 at South Water Street in Providence. The event was twofold:                      Alexander Nolfe, 401-222-1362 ext.
                                      it celebrated the completion of one of our construction projects for                  4450, dnolfe@dot.state.ri.us
                                      the Relocation of I-195, and also our 100th birthday. In 1902 the
                                      State Board of Public Roads was created. Through various
                                      evolutions, this State Board became RIDOT in 1972. Special guests
                                      including our Governor and the Mayor of Providence attended the
                                      "party", which featured a centennial cake under a tent adjacent to
                                      the river on South Water Street. We did not create any books or
                                      booklets, aside from the press kit prepared for the event. We did
                                      distribute "premium items": we gave all employees mugs that read
                                      "Happy 100th Birthday, RIDOT: Celebrating a Century of Service",
                                      and we also had several hats made up which we distributed to
                                      former Directors to show our appreciation. We also displayed a
                                      vinyl birthday banner.




Virginia          2006      No        Next year, 2006, is the centennial anniversary for Virginia DOT and No                Lynda South, Director of Public
                                      they are planning some histories and a video production.                              Affairs and Community Relations,
                                                                                                                            1221 East Broad Street, Richmond,
                                                                                                                            Virginia 23219, 804-786-2715,
                                                                                                                            Lynda.South@vdot.Virginia.gov




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               Year        Held                                                                              Available
Washington         2005   Pending     WSDOT is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, with the      Expect book to        Deb Gregory, GregorD@wsdot.wa.gov
                                      official date being March 13, 2005. Established a small Steering    be posted on
                                      Committee over a year ago to help us begin planning for our         website in
                                      birthday. Representatives from both inside the agency, a member of April, 2005.
                                      our Transportation Commission, a representative from AAA, and
                                      two of our retirees were asked to participate. Meetings held
                                      monthly. Several events in the works. Most notably, our kick off
                                      event occurs in Olympia on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 with an open
                                      house in the Capitol Rotunda during the morning that will include
                                      invites to the current and former Governors, current and former
                                      Secretaries of Transportation, current Transportation
                                      Commissioners, the state's congressional delegation, our sponsors,
                                      our executives, the Chairs of the legislative House and Senate
                                      Transportation Committees, and others. The open house will
                                      comprise the first hour. The second hour will comprise the official
                                      program with speeches, acknowledgements, etc. We'll have cake,
                                      cookies, punch, displays, and literature available to people.




Washington                            Contracted with a HistoryLink in Seattle, they have done historical
(cont.)                               books on the ferry system, the Cities of Seattle and Bellevue, and
                                      King County. Their website is: www.historylink.org. When
                                      completed, the book will be posted on their website along with
                                      essays based on interviews with a variety of people. HistoryLink is
                                      also putting together two museum-quality historical displays that
                                      will be showcased around the state throughout the year. To aid with
                                      displays at state and county fairs, etc., developing duplicates of the
                                      displays done in an easier to transport medium. A poster will be
                                      printed in limited quantities to be used as giveaways and be
                                      reproduced as commemorative postcards, etc.




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    State    Centennial   Celebration              Commemorative Event, Mementos, Activity                          Sample               Contact Information
               Year          Held                                                                                   Available
Washington                              Working with TVW, Washington State's public affairs network,
(cont.)                                 which provides unedited television coverage of state government
                                        deliberations and public policy events. They've expressed interest in
                                        taping a round-table discussion of all living former Secretaries of
                                        Transportation to discuss highlights and challenges faced by each of
                                        their administrations. The taping would be conducted in the Capitol
                                        Rotunda using the historical display as a backdrop and would air
                                        during our March centennial week. Centennial celebrations will
                                        also be conducted in each of our six regions around the state
                                        throughout the year.


West               2013       No        The West Virginia legislature created the State Roads Bureau in       No                 Carol Melling,
Virginia                                1913 and replaced it with the Sate Roads Commission in 1917. The                         cmelling@dot.state.wv.us
                                        1920 ratification of "good roads" amendment authorized the 1921
                                        legislature to pass a law providing for designation, construction and
                                        maintenance of a state road system and appointment by the
                                        Governor of three-man State Road Commission to carry out the
                                        statute. Celebrations are not being plkanned at this time.




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