Commissioner Schroer Appoints New Director Of Construction Division

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer has named Will Reid, P.E., as the construction division director. In his new post, Mr. Reid will oversee the division which is responsible for preparing proposals and letting to contract all TDOT transportation highway and bridge projects. The division is also responsible for the pre-qualification of all contractors who perform TDOT projects. The division also approves all first-tier subcontracts for road and bridge construction.

Mr. Reid has nearly 15 years of experience in engineering, specializing in project management and is a registered professional engineer in Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Alabama and Ohio. He most recently served as transportation group manager and firm-wide transportation discipline lead for the engineering firm Barge, Waggoner, Sumner, and Cannon.

“This division manages hundreds of projects and the complex issues associated with large construction projects,” Commissioner Schroer said. “Mr. Reid’s experience will be an asset in our efforts to increase our efficiency and deliver transportation projects on time and on budget.”

“I appreciate Commissioner Schroer’s confidence in my ability to lead the Construction Division,” said Mr. Reid.  “I am extremely excited about the opportunity to make sure TDOT continues to deliver projects that improve Tennessee’s transportation system.”

Mr. Reid began his role at TDOT earlier this month.

Chattanooga Chamber Presents Calendar Of Events For Oct. 24-28

MON/24 2016  Want to Bid on a Contract? Get the Right Certification 9 a.m. –  Noon INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. Part of Chattanooga Minority Enterprise Development Week, this event is geared toward businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, service-disabled veterans, and other small business owners.  ... (click for more)

Report Highlights Effect Of Pro Bono Legal Services

The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission’s released annual report shows Tennessee attorneys are donating more than 500,000 hours of their time annually worth more than $100 million.  For the calendar year 2014, nearly half of all attorneys reported doing some kind of pro bono work. The report shows 7,615 attorneys practicing in Tennessee provided 568,170 ... (click for more)

Domestic Assault Charge Dismissed Against Bobby Stone In Case Involving Mayor's Top Advisor; Stone Says Berke Had Inappropriate Relationship With His Wife; Says Berke And Fletcher Conspired To Arrest Him

A charge of domestic assault was dismissed Friday morning against Bobby Stone in a case involving a top advisor to Mayor Andy Berke.  Afterward, Mr. Stone told reporters that the mayor had an inappropriate relationship with his wife, Lacie Stone. He also charged that Mayor Berke and Police Chief Fred Fletcher conspired to arrest him. Mr. Stone is expected to file ... (click for more)

Christopher Padgett Taken Into Custody

A Chattanooga man who went on the lam after cutting off his ankle monitor and failing to show up for the third day of his felony murder trial is back in custody. Christopher Padgett was arrested by Chattanooga Police in the 3200 block of South Street at 12:55 a.m. He had made a $350,000 bond just before the start of his trial in the slaying of taxi driver Nathan ... (click for more)

Literacy Is Critical

Government spending is often portrayed as a freight train "quickly running out of track." And there is some truth to that statement. There is not an endless supply of money to fund every good idea that comes along, and we must acknowledge that problem. Fiscal responsibility is a must.  That is why spending on priority issues like public education is important. You can spend ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Prayer Over Despair

As a strong proponent of early voting, I joined hundreds at the Hamilton County Election Commission headquarters on Amnicola Highway yesterday to exercise what I consider one of our greatest freedoms – “for the people, by the people.” Candidly, I have never been as upset or as disappointed over my choices for President in my life. Locally I am fine with our candidates but to pick ... (click for more)