From Kevin Griffin, UDOT Director of Maintenance and Rob Wight, UDOT Engineer for Construction: Over the past year our District Engineers have been working hard to address issues that had been identified with our Transportation Technician program. The District Engineers have done a great job in addressing these issues and we felt it was important to identify what they have been working on. Some of the issues with the Transportation Technician program that they have addressed are:
Better Communication/ Career Development
Workload exceeds Resources
Project Specific Training
Geographic Challenges / Mentoring
Efficiency of using internal inspection
Identification of Cost Efficiencies
The District Engineers will be working closely with their staff at each region to explain the details of these initiatives and how the initiatives will improve the Transportation Technician program. We would personally like to thank all of the District Engineers for their efforts here. The hard work they have done will have a lasting impact to the Transportation Technician program and to the department.