AASHTO Journal, 02 December 2016
Association President David Bernhardt has appointed John Terry from the Nevada Department of Transportation to a two-year term chairing the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council, also called TC3.
That term would last through the end of AASHTO’s 2019 annual meeting, subject to confirmation by the AASHTO Executive Committee when it next meets.
Terry, the Nevada DOT’s assistant director of engineering/chief engineer since September 2012, worked for that department from 1981 to 1991 before switching to the private sector. A department website said he returned to NDOT in 2002 as a senior project manager and assistant chief project manager, handling some of the largest construction efforts in southern Nevada including the widening of US 95 widening, an Interstate 15 South design-build project and Las Vegas Beltway projects.
He has also been the Nevada DOT representative since 2012 on AASHTO’s Standing Committee on Highways.
TC3 is a technical service program within the AASHTO Engineering and Technical Services Department. It develops and offers training course products for transportation technical staff around the country in the areas of construction, maintenance and materials. It has a library of 120 online training modules that cover various topics in those three disciplines.
On its dedicated website TC3 said it helps states, local government and industry save money through course development, web-based training and resource sharing that is available at substantially reduced cost compared with acquiring such training in the marketplace.
Terry as chair will head the council’s executive board, which includes representatives from the Federal Highway Administration, five regional certification training groups and three AASHTO subcommittees. Mark Chaput from the Michigan DOT is the TC3 vice chair.