Steve Travia was named Director of Highways Project Implementation for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) in 2021. He has more than 32 years of experience at IDOT, having devoted his career to the department, beginning in 1991 as a civil engineer trainee. Prior to his current position, he served as the Region 1 Bureau Chief of Traffic, Region 1 Operations Engineer and Region 1 Project Implementation Engineer. Travia is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and is a Professional Engineer in Illinois.