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Protecting Our Nation's Bridges and Tunnels

Technical Assistance
Border Finance Conference

Pavement Design Crosses International Borders

Structures Team Bridges Gaps

Training
Engaging Private Sector in Freight Planning

HPM Usage in Every State

Act Now! STAQS Conference

Technology Deployment
HIPERPAV II Adopted by Ohio DOT

Centered on Results
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CENTERED ON RESULTS


FHWA Resource Center Adds New Staff and Expertise


environment

Environment image David Grachen
Environmental Program Specialist
(404) 562-3668
david.grachen@fhwa.dot.gov

David is an Environmental Program Specialist on the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Resource Center's Environment Technical Service Team (TST). David joined the FHWA in 1987 and has served in various environmental, project development, and construction positions in several locations during his career. Most recently, David served as the Project Development Manager for the FHWA Georgia Division and directed a staff having oversight for the environmental, preliminary design, and right-of-way activities associated with Georgia's $1 billion/year Federal-aid Highway Program. In addition to his Division responsibilities, David has served as a nationwide instructor for both the Basic NEPA1 and the Introductory Public Involvement courses delivered by the National Highway Institute for the past several years. He plans to continue such service at the Resource Center. Last year, Dave was instrumental assisting the Georgia Department of Transportation in completion of an award-winning project that developed advance mitigation of transportation impacts to a Native American cultural district in north Georgia and produced a video documentary of the tribal consultation process. He also led a multi-agency wetland and stream mitigation banking effort that was recognized with an FHWA Exemplary Ecosystem Award in 2004. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering.

Kimberly Majerus
Biology/Water Quality Specialist
(708) 283-4346
kimberly.majerus@fhwa.dot.gov

Kimberly Majerus has joined the FHWA Resource Center as a Biology/Water Quality Specialist by way of a Program Coordinator position in the Project Management Branch, Chicago District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In her most recent position with the Corps, Kimberly was responsible for coordinating projects involving restoration of ecosystems and natural habitats, stream bank stabilization, flood control, and environmental enhancement. In previous assignments with the Corps, Kimberly led teams responsible for implementation of several types of Federal projects. This project work included planning for and maintenance of compliance with the environmental requirements concerning NEPA, threatened and endangered species, wetlands, water quality, and, conservation and preservation of natural and cultural resources. Her project management experience turned on her responsibility for scope, schedule, and budget for these projects. In addition to experience with the Corps, Kimberly served for 3 years as Head of the Environmental Studies Unit for District One of the Illinois Department of Transportation. Kimberly earned both a Bachelor's of Science degree in Natural Resource Conservation and a Masters in Forest Ecology from the University of Illinois.

Kevin Moody
Environmental Program Specialist
(404) 562-3618
kevin.moody@fhwa.dot.gov

Kevin Moody recently joined the FHWA Resource Center as an Environmental Protection Specialist on the Environment TST. Kevin most recently served as the Regional Environmental Coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Southeast Region. In that position, Kevin coordinated NEPA activities for the Southeast Region; provided technical assistance and support on NEPA-related matters, including internal compliance consultations and reviews of planning documents from other agencies. He worked with counterparts in other agencies to resolve NEPA-related conflicts and served as one of two NEPA course instructors for the Service. He previously held positions in NEPA compliance and habitat restoration with the Bureau of Reclamation in California. Kevin is a graduate of Clark University in Worcester, MA, with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Environment and Technology.

safety and design

safety and design imageMark Doctor
Safety and Geometric Design Engineer
(404) 562-3732
mark.doctor@fhwa.dot.gov

With a graduate degree from the University of Florida, it is fair to call Safety and Design TST member, Mark Doctor, a Gator. Mark joined the TST this spring as a Safety and Geometric Design Engineer and since then has been busy providing technical assistance in the areas of geometric design, intersection safety, and interchange design. Mark has been with the FHWA since 1988 and has worked in the Florida Division and former Region Four office in Atlanta. Before joining the Resource Center, Mark was a part of the FHWA Tennessee Division Office as a Field Operations Team Leader and also a Safety/Traffic Operations Team Leader. Mark has a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering from Clemson University and a Masters in Transportation Engineering from the University of Florida. Mark will stay true to his southern roots and will be based out of the Atlanta office of the FHWA Resource Center.

Structures

Structures imageShay Burrows
Senior Structural Engineer
(410) 962-6791
shay.burrows@fhwa.dot.gov

Shay is a Senior Structural Engineer with the FHWA Resource Center. His emphasis areas include, bridge management systems, the National Bridge Inventory Standards (NBIS), infrastructure bridge engineering and management, infrastructure technology delivery, bridge inspection practices and technologies, and bridge management practices and software tools. He began his experience in structural engineering in 1994, and he joined FHWA in 1996. He is responsible for developing a workshop on Bridge and Tunnel Security as part of FHWA's Engineering Assessment Team for Security; has been involved in several State and Coast Guard vulnerability assessments; and provides guidance, training, technical assistance, and professional expertise relating to bridge management systems and inspection issues, with emphasis in bridge management and related software, bridge inspection data analysis, advancement of inspection techniques, and new technology development and deployment. Shay is also an instructor of NHI courses in the area of bridge inspection and management, and acts as technical contact for the NHI course on Bridge Construction Inspection. Prior to joining the Resource Center Structures Technical Service Team, Shay served as assistant bridge engineer, New Jersey Division. Shay earned both his Bachelor's of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1993 and his Masters in Civil Engineering in 1996 from Rutgers University. He is also a registered Professional Engineer.

1 NEPA, National Environmental Policy Act of 1969