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[photo,  Richard H. Trainor, Maryland Secretary of Transportation] RICHARD H. (DICK) TRAINOR (1929-1997)
Secretary of Transportation, 1987-91

Secretary of Transportation, May 1987 to January 1, 1991. Retired January 1, 1991. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1987-91; Governor's International Cabinet, 1988-91. Chair, Task Force on Chesapeake Bay Ferries, 1987-88; Task Force on Uniform Procedures for Motor Carriers, 1987-89; Truck Safety Task Force, 1987-89; Maryland Port Commission, 1987-91; Maryland Transportation Authority, 1987-91; Governor's Motor Carrier Task Force for Safety and Uniformity, 1990-91.


Member, Governor's Special Committee on the Port of Baltimore, 1987; Regional Planning Council, 1987-89; Maryland Economic Development Corporation, 1987-91; State Advisory Council for Handicapped Individuals, 1987-91; Maryland Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 1987-91; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 1987-91; Procurement Advisory Council, 1987-91; State Trade Policy Council, 1987-91. Member, Baltimore Regional Council of Governments, 1989-91; Governor's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission, 1989-91; Maryland Underground Storage Tank Task Force, 1989-91; Task Force to Study Incentive Awards Program for State Employees, 1990-91.

Member, Maryland Transportation Authority, 1991-94.

Former Director, Office of Real Estate, State Highway Administration.

Head of Construction, 1966-69, and Chief, Bureau of Management, 1969-78, Interstate Division for Baltimore City, State Highway Administration. Board of Trustees, Employees' Retirement System, 1973-76.

Deputy Director, Department of Public Works, Baltimore City, 1978-84. Member, Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority, 1980-84. Commissioner, Department of Transit and Traffic, Baltimore City, 1984-1986. Director, Department of Transportation, Baltimore City, 1986-87.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, September 24,1929. Attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore, Maryland; The Johns Hopkins University, B.S. (civil engineering), and certificate in mechanical engineering; University of Baltimore, graduate courses in real estate appraisal; University of Maryland, graduate courses (water resources management). Served in Maryland Air National Guard for 20 years (captain). Member, Maryland Association of Engineers (board member & past president); American Society of Civil Engineers (past board member & president, Maryland Section). Chair and board member, National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Board member and past chair, Hot Line for Youth, Inc. Award of Life Membership for Outstanding Service, Maryland Association of Engineers. Outstanding Public Official Award, American Subcontractors' Association, 1979. Engineer of the Year Award, National Society of Professional Engineers, 1984. Widower. Died in Baltimore, Maryland, June 15, 1997.


The Camden Yards Light Rail Station in Baltimore is dedicated to Richard H. Trainor for his outstanding public service and leadership in the construction of transportation and public facilities throughout Maryland. An historical marker in his name is located at the Camden Yards Light Rail Station.

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