Scott Walker
Press Release

Governor Scott Walker Appoints Yash Wadhwa as Commissioner of Railroads

Wadhwa has over 44 years of consulting experience in numerous engineering fields including civil, environmental, and transportation engineering.

By - Jan 5th, 2016 10:02 am

Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker announced the appointment of Yash Wadhwa as the Commissioner of Railroads. The appointment is effective January 11, 2016.  Former Commissioner Jeff Plale submitted his resignation and was effective yesterday.

“Yash Wadhwa’s extensive experience in engineering and transportation will be a great contribution to the Office of the Commissioner of Railroads,” Governor Walker said. “We welcome him to the administration and thank him for his willingness to serve Wisconsin.”

Wadhwa has over 44 years of consulting experience in numerous engineering fields including civil, environmental, and transportation engineering.He has worked on infrastructure projects for various municipalities in the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area.  In addition, Wadhwa has served as a board member for the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce and President of the Wisconsin Association of Consulting Engineers, as well as the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers.

Wadhwa has a M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.  He lives in Glendale with his wife Usha and is active in community organizations.

The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

Press Releases by Scott Walker

Scott Walker

Governor Walker Joins in Announcing Colbert Packaging Corporation to Establish Operations in Kenosha

Manufacturer expected to bring more than 100 new jobs to Wisconsin

Scott Walker

Statement on the Passing of Senator Rick Gudex

Governor Scott Walker released the following statement today following news of the passing of Senator Rick Gudex

Scott Walker

Building Commission Approves Projects

Today the State of Wisconsin Building Commission approved several key projects across the state

Scott Walker

Governor Walker Requests Federal Disaster Aid for Western Wisconsin Due to September Flooding

Governor Scott Walker today sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting a federal disaster declaration for 12 western Wisconsin counties after torrential rains and flash floods last month caused more than $11 million in damage.

Scott Walker

Governor Walker Encourages Wisconsin Schools to Apply for Fab Lab Grants

Deadline to seek WEDC Fabrication Laboratories grant is December 15

Scott Walker

Governor Walker Discusses Local Transportation Funding at the Wisconsin Towns Association Annual Convention

The Department of Transportation (DOT) budget proposal submitted to Governor Walker last month represents the largest year-to-year change in local aids since Calendar Years 1999 and 2000.

See More Releases

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>