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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 first   The engineer who prepared the
                                         Connecticut: 100 Years of Progress -- Connecticut Department of          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 of
                                                                                                                  http://www.ct.go    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 have
                                          visited the display. DOT employees dressed up as clowns and              in PDF.           produced other documents for this
                                          interacted with visitors. Transportation related music played like                         celebration that I'm not aware of. You
                                          “Chattanooga Choo-Choo and songs by the Beach Boys as a                                    can contact Brian Cunningham or Julie
                                          backdrop for a slideshow of old and new construction projects. Also                        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) celebrated No                  Heidi Cote, 401-222-1362 ext. 4009,
                                        its 100th birthday during a special ceremony on April 3, 2002 at                     hcote@dot.state.ri.us or Dana
                                        South Water Street in Providence. The event was twofold: it                          Alexander Nolfe, 401-222-1362 ext.
                                        celebrated the completion of one of our construction projects for the                4450, dnolfe@dot.state.ri.us
                                        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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   State     Centennial   Celebration              Commemorative Event, Mementos, Activity                      Sample            Contact Information
               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 April,
                                        birthday. Representatives from both inside the agency, a member of 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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