Modeling, Forecasting and Telemetrics Team
At a glance
Andrew Short came off the farm in the summer of ‘92 as a fresh faced boy with a dream in his heart and callouses on his hands. He was looking to make his fortune, find a wife and start a family. With that in mind he looked to the Iowa Department of Transportation as the answer to all his dreams. After working 2 summers as a temporary employee setting and installing recorders, Dennis O’Brien, Preliminary Survey Supervisor, decided to take a chance with Andrew and hired him as a lowly rodman on a preliminary survey crew in the Office of Design. After 2 years on the survey crew and working his way up the ladder to lowly rodman, Andrew decided it was a time for a change. He set his sights high and decided the Office of Transportation Data is where he would continue on his path to fame and fortune. He was picked out of many fine applicants by Gordon Peterson to be the Videolog van driver. Here he would spend 4 glorious summers driving a DOT van over the highways and byways of Iowa. He would see the sights and sounds of Iowa and partake in far too many adventures to tell here. It was also here that his talents were noticed by Jim Majors. Majors took him aside and said “Andrew, I want you to be the next Weigh-In-Motion Analyst.” Andrew was up for a new adventure and decided to take Jim up on the offer. And it was an offer Andrew was glad he accepted because after he accepted that offer all his dreams started coming true. Andrew found his wife, started his family and has been the Weigh-In-Motion Analyst in the Office of Systems Planning ever since.