Darryl VanMeter leads the Innovative Delivery group for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). The P3 Division is the Department’s expert for Public Private Partnership and design-build procurement practices. Delivery of various special projects, toll projects and Major projects (greater than $500M) are part of this specialty. Mr. VanMeter’s unit is responsible for incorporating innovative financing techniques into select projects and implementing GDOT’s Managed Lanes System, as well as providing procurement, technical, project management and construction management services to the GDOT’s P3 and Design Build Program. Currently, Mr. VanMeter’s office unit has over $2 billion in total value of construction projects under way, and has let 41 Design Build contracts cumulatively exceeding $1 billion in value and two Design Build Finance (DBF) contracts since 2006. The office also is charged with implementing the $11 billion Major Mobility Improvement Program (MMIP), including several P3 contracts along with a robust program of Design Build projects including statewide bridge replacements.
Mr. VanMeter has served 24 years with Georgia and 2 years with Ohio DOT. He is a graduate of the University Of Cincinnati College Of Engineering, with a BS in Civil Engineering, and a member of the Design Build Institute of America. Mr. VanMeter serves on multiple committees at the National Academies of Science Transportation Research Board and on multiple expert panels for the Strategic Highway Research Program and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program. He is registered as an active Georgia Professional Engineer since 2000.