Last Tuesday, Gov. Cuomo announced the appointment of Matthew Driscoll as Executive Director of the Thruway Authority, and Cathy Calhoun as Acting Commissioner of the state Department of Transportation (DOT).

Driscoll previously served as Commissioner of the state DOT and as President and CEO of the state’s Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC). His name will be submitted to the Senate for confirmation to the position in January.

Calhoun previously served as DOT Chief of Staff, and as Central New York representative for former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton. The Governor did not say whether he plans to submit her name to the Senate for confirmation to the position.