AASHTO Board of Directors Approves Resolutions at Spring Meeting

The AASHTO Board of Directors approved four resolutions and a position statement on Tuesday, May 7, during its Spring Meeting in Providence, R.I. Three of the resolutions were approved and proposed by the Standing Committee on Highways and the fourth was submitted by the Standing Committee on Water Transportation. Below are brief summaries of the resolutions and links to the full text of each. Establish the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council as a Technical Service Program The Transportation Curriculum Coordinating Council was established more than 10 years ago through a partnership of federal, state, and industry organizations to support the training of highway construction personnel – primarily focused on technical level skills and training. The program now has more than 80 online training courses covering various construction, maintenance, and materials topics. With the federally administered pooled fund that supported the program scheduled to sunset in September, the TC3 program needed a new home. The AASHTO Board of Directors’ action authorized the TC3 program to operate as an AASHTO technical services program. That means AASHTO member departments wishing to participate in the TC3 program will contribute a voluntary assessment to support the training program, with the expectation that the program will ultimately operate on a self-sustaining basis through course fees.