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District Department of Transportation Announces Departure of Director Terry Bellamy, Chief Engineer Ronaldo Nicholson

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Washington, DC - The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced that Director Terry Bellamy and Chief Engineer Ronaldo “Nick” Nicholson will depart the agency by the end of April.

Director Bellamy was appointed by District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray as Director for DDOT in July 2011. He was responsible for overseeing the daily operations of an agency with an annual operating and capital budget of $1 billion and over 900 employees. Director Bellamy has been at the helm of the agency’s largest projects to date, including the 11th Street Bridge Project and the DC Streetcar program.

Director Bellamy joined DDOT as the Associate Director for the Transportation Operations Administration in March 2008 and transitioned to the agency’s Deputy Director of Operations in April 2010.  Before joining DDOT, he served as the Bureau Chief of Transportation, Engineering and Operations with the Arlington County (Va.) Transportation Department—a position he held for eight years.  Prior to his tenure in Arlington, Director Bellamy held transportation leadership positions in Fayetteville, N.C. and Greensboro, N.C.

“I would like to thank Mayor Gray and City Administrator Allen Y. Lew, for having the foresight and courage in making transportation a priority in the District of Columbia,” said Director Bellamy. 

Mr. Nicholson joined DDOT as the agency’s chief engineer in April 2010 and also played an integral role in the 11th Street Bridge project and DC Streetcar. Before arriving at DDOT, Mr. Nicholson helped shepherd through several other major transportation projects in the Washington Metropolitan Area, serving as a lead bridge engineer for the design and construction of the Springfield Interchange (the “Mixing Bowl”) and as a project engineer for the reconstruction of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.