U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
The Technology Services Team works closely with the other teams in the office in support and delivery of the Federal-aid program. The Team is responsible for providing guidance on the programs to DelMar Division and its customers as well as performing design reviews and field inspections of the Federal-aid projects to ensure quality and compliance with Federal requirements. The team is also responsible for promoting the development and deployment of advanced technologies used in planning, design, construction, and maintenance of our transportation system. The Team is comprised of a Team leader, who oversees the team and Specialists, who are personally responsible for the Division's Bridge Program, Traffic/Safety Program, Pavements/Materials Program, Operations, and Research and Technology Deployment. Team individual responsibilities include:
Team Leader - The Technology Services Team Leader provides leadership to a highly diverse team consisting of Program Managers, an Assistant Bridge Engineer, and an Assistant Materials Engineer. The Team Leader plays a leadership role providing guidance on technical issues, meeting Agency and Division goals and objectives. He performs performance appraisals, sets team priorities, responds to internal and external inquiries, assesses individual awards, resolves personal issues, approves trainings and travel budgets, proactively participates in new employee’s hiring process, and is responsible for the overall management and efficiency of the team. This position is also responsible for identifying risks, prioritizing and implementing strategies for mitigations in their respective program areas.
Bridge Engineers – The Bridge Engineer and Assistant Bridge Engineer handle all matters pertaining to design, construction, inspection, maintenance and management of bridges and structures including geotechnical and hydraulic aspects. They are responsible for administration of the Federal bridge programs and evaluation of their implementation by the States of MD and DE and their local governments. Programs include the Highway Bridge portion of the MAP-21 Programs, National Highway Performance Program (NHPP) and Surface Transportation Program (STP), National Bridge Inventory, and the National Bridge and Tunnel Inspection Program among others. They provide guidance on eligibility, federal regulations and policies. They exercise leadership by working with the State to achieve strategic objectives, implement new technologies and advance the programs. Both the Bridge Engineer and Assistant Bridge Engineer work in both States providing stewardship and oversight of projects and programs in support of the FHWA Area Engineers. In addition, the Bridge Engineer and Assistant Bridge Engineer work together to identify yearly performance objectives, prioritizes activities, make policy decisions and advise on significant or highly technical matters.
Materials/Technology Engineer - The materials/technology program contains five basic elements: Pavement Management System, Pavement Design, Materials, Preservation, and Construction. The Division Office Materials/Technology Engineer handles all matters relating to design, construction, and inspection of pavements, including pavement management system, ride quality, and pavement maintenance. Also provides guidance on Federal regulations, policies, and procedures. The Materials Program is a shared function between the Materials/Technology Engineer and the Division Bridge Engineer. The individuals are responsible for implementing QC/QA, promotion of high performance materials, and verification of compliance with materials related regulations.
Operations and Safety Engineer - This individual works closely with the State and Federal agencies to implement FHWA safety and mobility programs in Maryland and Delaware. Some of these programs include: 1) The deployment of the intelligent transportation system to improve the efficiency and reliability of the transportation network and 2) Implementation of the Highway Safety Improvement Program to strategically identify initiatives to improve the safety of the transportation system, eliminate high crash locations and improve the safety of highway-railroad crossings.