Reuben Yost Appointed Alaska DOT&PF Deputy Commissioner
January 17, 2013
As deputy commissioner, Yost will oversee the divisions of the Alaska Marine Highway System, Special Projects, Measurement Standards and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement. His office will be located in Juneau.
“Reuben has extensive knowledge of Alaska transportation issues,” said Kemp. “He has been involved with regional transportation plans, rural aviation, design and construction of capital projects, maintenance and operations of state owned assets, and supervising the environmental analysis for numerous highways, airports, state ferries, ferry terminals and harbors. The department will benefit greatly from his expertise.”
Yost has been with ADOT&PF since 1994 and previously served as the southeast region director of construction, maintenance and operations. Before joining the department, Yost was a commercial fisherman and a teacher in Alaska. He served on the Pelican City Council from 1985-1988 and as mayor in 1988-1989. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial education and a master’s degree in zoology.
Yost is replacing Mike Neussl.
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 255 airports, 11 ferries serving 35 communities, 5,619 miles of highway and 720 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska.
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