The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently appointed several new leaders to various committees within its organization.
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Cameron Kergaye, director of research and innovation at the Utah Department of Transportation, has been named to a two-year term as vice chair of the AASHTO Special Committee on Research and Innovation, as well as chair of AASHTO’s Research Advisory Committee.
Both of those committees promote high-value transportation research, technology, and innovation as well as oversee the National Cooperative Highway Research Program to ensure that it produces practical research that addresses the needs of AASHTO members and the nation.
Jessica Griffin, planning division director for the New Mexico Department of Transportation, has been named to a two-year term as vice chair of the AASHTO Committee on Planning.
AASHTO’s planning committee addresses all aspects of the transportation planning process, including federal regulations, current industry practices, plus emerging approaches and concepts.
The planning committee is dedicated to providing state departments of transportation with the expertise, resources, and tools they need to implement a robust planning process within their agencies that is multimodal, multidisciplinary, innovative, and consensus-oriented, AASHTO said.
Finally, Jason Hastings – chief of bridges and structures for the Delaware Department of Transportation – has been named to a two-year term as vice chair of the AASHTO Committee on Bridges and Structures.
That committee develops and maintains engineering standards for bridge design, construction, inspection, and maintenance for professionals in the field.
Hastings – a 22-year veteran of Delaware DOT – has served on this committee since 2011 and as the primary member for Delaware since 2017.