AASHTO Director of Engineering Announces Retirement

AASHTO Journal, 15 June 2012

Tony Kane, AASHTO director of engineering and technical services, announced he will be retiring from AASHTO, effective March 1, 2013.

“I am particularly proud of the team of dedicated staff that AASHTO has,” Kane said. “Together we have accomplished a lot with the state DOTs. I want to particularly emphasize the efforts on security after September 2001; and highway safety, with our significant reduction in fatalities. I will leave knowing that AASHTO is in good hands.”

Kane began his career at AASHTO in 2001 and has since overseen the engineering and technical services teams. This group handles over 80 percent of the association’s revenue and includes about 40 staff members at the AASHTO Materials Reference Lab (AMRL) in Frederick, Md., where they inspect, guide, and accredit more than 1,500 private and public laboratories.

Tony also heads the AASHTOWare® team and the 17-person engineering team. The Engineering team handles numerous committees and standard/guide development efforts as well as a host of technical services, including those for the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP), the frequency coordination program, bridges, pavements, snow and ice, safety, operations, and ITS. The division is supplemented with numerous consultant support personnel and loaned staff from the state DOTs and Korean Expressway Corporation.

Before coming to AASHTO, Kane spent 30 years at the Federal Highway Administration, serving as executive director for his last seven.

Kane holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Master of Science degree in transportation from Northwestern University, and a doctorate in business administration from the George Washington University.

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