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Tim Horner
Transportation Engineer
Cell: (701)391-9787
Email: timothy.horner@ndsu.edu

Tim works as a transportation engineer with UGPTI working on transportation asset management, transportation finance and other transportation related studies within the institute. Tim was the Program Director of the Transportation Learning Network from November 2010 to March 31 2020.

Tim spent 32 years with North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) prior to coming to UGPTI. While performing engineering for NDDOT, he held the positions of Assistant Planning Engineer, Bridge Division Director, and Director of the Office of Transportation Programs which coordinated planning, project programming and highway finance for the department. In Mr. Horner's last 3 years with NDDOT he served on the executive team as Deputy Director for Business Support coordinating the divisions of Finance, Information Technology, Communications, Human Resources, Legal, State Fleet, Aviation Services and Strategic Planning.

Tim is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of North Dakota and served on several committees of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) including the Standing Committee on Quality, Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures, Standing Committee on Environment, Standing Committee on Planning, Special Committee on Joint Development, and the Standing Committee on Performance Management as well as various AASHTO task forces that deal with finance and legislative issues.

He is a native of Napoleon, ND. He and his wife Gail reside in Bismarck.


  • 2020-Present, Transportation Engineer, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, NDSU
  • 2010-2020, Program Director, Transportation Learning Network, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, NDSU
  • 1978-2010, North Dakota Department of Transportation


  • MPA, Public Administration, University of North Dakota, 1998
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, North Dakota State University, 1978
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