AASHTO Names New Leaders of Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council

AASHTO Journal, 12 July 2013

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials President and Rhode Island Department of Transportation Director Mike Lewis announced this week the new chair and vice chair of the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TC3).

Florida Department of Transportation Chief Engineer Thomas Byron has been tapped to serve a two-year term as TC3 chair. Byron, a registered Professional Engineer, has served in his current role at FDOT since December 2011 and has been with the agency since 1995.

Mark Chaput, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Field Services at the Michigan Department of Transportation, was named vice chair of TC3, also to hold a two-year term. Chaput, also a registered Professional Engineer, has been with MDOT for more than 26 years.

TC3, which was established roughly a decade ago, aims to develop and maintain a quality training curriculum to enhance the competency of the nation’s transportation construction, maintenance, and materials technical workforce through a partnership of federal, state, and industry organizations to support the training of highway personnel. The program focuses on technical level skills and training, with more than 80 online training courses available. The TC3 program operates as an AASHTO technical services program.

Additional information on TC3 is available at TCCC.gov.

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