Friday, September 9, 2011
Former PennDOT engineer appointed to head Beaumont District
The state’s transportation agency has selected Tucker Ferguson, P.E. as its newest district engineer. In his new position, which began September 1, Ferguson oversees all state transportation-related activities throughout the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) eight county Beaumont District.
“Southeast Texas’ infrastructure is extremely important for the economic development not only of the area, but for the rest of Texas”, said Ferguson, Beaumont District Engineer. “I’m looking forward to building strong relationships with industry leaders, elected officials and the public to make sure our highways remain among the best in the nation.”
Prior to his new position, Ferguson served as District Executive for Pennsylvania’s Engineering District 8-0 in Harrisburg, PA. There, he was responsible for managing, directing and administrating transportation efforts for eight counties. A 20-year PennDOT veteran, Ferguson has served in various positions including supervising statewide construction and maintenance operations. He previously worked in the Bureau of Highway Safety and Traffic Engineering as well as managing new technology.
A native of Altoona, PA, Ferguson graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology. A registered professional engineer, Ferguson has served on several AASHTO technical committees and task forces.
Ferguson will head all state maintenance and construction activities in Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Jasper, Tyler, Newton, Liberty and Chambers Counties.
He and his wife Lisa have two sons, Adam and Zach.