Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Freight, Railroads & Waterways

Contacts

Bill Gardner
Director, Office of Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations
651-366-3665

Freight, Rail and Waterways

Praveena Pidaparthi
Assistant Office Director
651-366-3199

Rail and Freight Programs

Peter Dahlberg
Rail Safety Inspection Supervisor, Rail Service Improvement Program Manager
651-366-3693

Rail Safety Inspection

Luke Babler, Track Safety
Troy Shereck, Track Safety
Chris Ojanen, Motive Power and Equipment Safety
Kevin Kampa, Rail Hazardous Materials Safety

Ports and Waterways

Patrick Phenow
Ports and Waterways Program Manager
651-366-3672

Rail Safety and Coordination, Weigh Stations

Julie Whitcher
State Rail Safety Engineer, Weigh Station Program Manager
651-366-3688

Program Manager

Amy Johnson
651-366-3709

Finance

Anthony Cenci
651-366-3660

Karissa King
651-366-3679

District 1 and 4

Paul DeLaRosa
Project Manager
Office: 651-366-3659
Cell: 952-381-5640

Districts 2 and 3

Rick Van Wagner
Project Manager
Office: 651-366-3713
Cell: 952-381-5951

Metro and District 6

Chris Rice
Project Manager
Office: 651-366-3673
Cell: 612-360-8130

Districts 7 and 8

Bob Rucker
Project Manager
Office: 651-366-3641
Cell: 612-360-5551

Maps, Data, Tools and Train Volume Requests

Mike Robinson
651-366-3667

Weigh Station Program

Patrick Osborn
Project Manager
651-366-3675

Program Support

Paul Miller
651-366-3651

Rail Administration project managers for railroad-highway projects in Minnesota