Director Ness accepts chairmanship of special AASHTO committee

ITD Director Brian Ness was selected to serve as chairman of an American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) committee that focuses on security and emergency management.

“This is an assignment that I do not take lightly,” Ness told the Idaho Transportation Board of his leadership on the Special Committee on Transportation Security and Emergency Management.

The committee is charged with promoting awareness and education about transportation security and emergency management issues nationwide by preparing guidance of supporting materials and research and through special meetings and conferences.

It also engages and partners with other federal and state agencies to promote development of security and emergency management plans, regulations, policies and programs that meet the needs of AASHTO members.

The committee reports to the AASHTO Board of Directors and works cooperatively with other AASHTO committees.

Published 4-22-2011