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Bryon Fuchs to Lead ND Local Technical Assistance Program

Posted: Jul 18, 2023

Bryon Fuchs has been named to lead the North Dakota Local Technical Assistance Program (NDLTAP), a program of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU that provides technical outreach, professional development, and leadership growth opportunities for local road workers across the state. He will begin work with UGPTI/NDLTAP August 2.

Fuchs brings more than 25 years of transportation engineering experience to NDLTAP. He worked as a consulting engineer, and in the Materials and Research Division of the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT). Most recently, he was the assistant local government engineer for NDDOT, overseeing the rural and special program areas and serving NDDOT's Tribal Liaison.

Fuchs oversaw or was involved in multiple programs that provided federal and state funds to local public agencies and tribal governments. Annual funding through these programs exceeded $50 million for roadway and bridge projects, safety improvements, and the transportation alternatives program. He was the program manager for NDDOT's Local Public Agency Bridge Inspection and Load Rating contracts. He also managed the nearly $900 million in oil impact funds that were distributed to all North Dakota counties over six years. Fuchs also oversaw NDDOT's emergency relief program from 2009 to 2011. That program addressed some of the most extensive flooding in state history.

He was also part of the NDDOT team that worked with all 53 counties, 12 of the largest cities, and all four tribal governments in the state to complete local road safety plans. This team received the 2014 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' (AASHTO) President's Transportation Award for Highway Traffic Safety.

Fuchs received the 2017 Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Dr. L.I. Hewes Award for contributions to highway development, the 2016 Friends of North Dakota Association of County Engineers award, and the 2016 AASHTO President's Transportation Award for administration of the local county roads program.

Fuchs, a U.S. Navy veteran, is a registered professional engineer in North Dakota. He earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University.

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