- Briefing Room
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
The team is 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 is personally responsible for division's Bridge Program, Traffic and Safety Program, Pavements and Materials Program, and Research and Technology Deployment. Individual responsibilities for each Specialist include:
Team Leader - In addition to serving as the Technology Services Team Leader and fulfilling its requirements and responsibilities, this position is responsible for handling all matters related to Division's research and technology deployment programs, including but not limited to working with States of MD & DE to develop their annual research programs, review and approve the annual programs, provide oversight for the annual programs, and lead efforts in deploying the "Market-Ready" as well as other technologies useful to MD and DE. Furthermore, the individual is responsible for reviewing/approving and providing oversight for annual programs of UTC's and LTAP technology transfer centers in MD and DE.
Bridge Engineers – The Bridge Engineer and Assistant Bridge Engineer handle all matters pertaining to design, construction, inspection and maintenance 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 the local governments. Programs include the Highway Bridge Program, National Bridge Inventory, National Bridge Inspection Program and Innovative Bridge Research and Deployment Program among others. They provide guidance on 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 addition, the Bridge Engineer and Assistant Bridge Engineer work together to identify yearly performance objectives, prioritizes activities, make policy decisions and advises 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.
Safety and Operations Engineer - 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 CHART Program 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. The individual also provides technical assistance on the MUTCD and the design and installation of roadside hardware.
The Planning program coordinates closely with and provides technical assistance to the State Transportation agencies on a variety of transportation issues including feasibility and corridor studies, development of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, and annual State Planning and Research work program. This program area also coordinates and provides technical assistance with all the MPOs in the state in the development of Transportation Improvement Programs and Unified Program Work Plan. Finally, FHWA Planners work closely with the States and MPOs on developing their 20-year Long Range Transportation Plans.