Everett Lott Joins EIP as Vice-Chair

We are excited to announce that Everett Lott, Director of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), is now the Vice Chair of the Equity In Infrastructure Project. Lott is no stranger to EIP, having signed our pledge, joined us for events in Washington, D.C., and been an active participant during our regular virtual meetings.

Everett is not only one of America’s preeminent leaders in transportation, he is also deeply and personally committed to leveraging this moment in infrastructure investing to break long-lasting cycles of inequity. His experience at the federal and local levels is a tremendous fit for our organization, and will be of great benefit to our coalition members as they work in their own communities and collectively work to improve the entire infrastructure sector.

Everett’s leadership of DDOT includes ushering in a period of large-scale project delivery, including the construction of the now iconic Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge and the historic development and preservation of Black Lives Matter Plaza, which ignited a nationwide movement to activate public space for civic engagement. Additionally, the rollout of theOpen Streets model in DC neighborhoods draws thousands of residents to the public space to explore and engage with local businesses, vendors, and government agencies.

As part of Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Build Back Better Infrastructure Taskforce, Everett co-chaired the transportation committee to identify and plan for the successful implementation of projects supported by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law—an effort that doubled down on the District’s commitment to reconnect underserved communities throughout Washington, D.C.

Everett also led DDOT’s successful completion of the District’s first public-private partnership (P3), which will reinvent the city’s system of more than 75,000 streetlights to a LED-based lighting platform. The P3 will also concentrate on an equity-focused implementation plan centered on Wards in Washington, DC that faces the highest disparities in service.

Prior to joining DDOT, Everett was appointed to the Senior Executive Service at USDOT and served as an executive with both the Federal Highway Administration and the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Lott has also served in other executive level positions with the Health Resources and Services Administration and the United States Peace Corps.

He is an alumnus of Texas Tech University where he completed his undergraduate and master's degrees. Everett is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute’s Leadership for a Democratic Society and has completed additional graduate studies at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

Join us in welcoming Everett!


  • STV is not only a terrific partner of EIP – but the firm was named to ENR's Top 500 Design Firms, Top 25 Pure Designers, and Top 20 in Transportation lists for 2023! Learn more here.
  • EIP Pledge Signatory Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has partnered with Gateway Community & Technical College and the University of Kentucky to offer a 96-hour program for successful entry into the Transportation Construction field. The program provides women, minorities, and historically disadvantaged populations with an entry point into the transportation construction field and is available to many students at no cost. Coursework includes Asphalt Paving Best Practices and Construction of Concrete, to an introduction to Disadvantaged Business Enterprise programs. Learn more here.
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