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CUTC Lifetime Achievement Award for Transportation Professional and Public Service

The CUTC “Lifetime Achievement Award for Transportation Professional and Public Service” was instituted in 2017 to honor those individuals who have contributed immensely throughout their professional and public lives to transportation research and education. This award is renamed from the earlier “CUTC Lifetime Achievement Award in Transportation Research and Education (non-academic)”, which was given annually from 2008 through 2016.The award honors individuals who have served primarily in government, business on non-governmental organizations and have legislatively, programmatically or administratively supported transportation research and education. The award is not necessarily granted each year, but is presented at the CUTC Awards banquet preceding the TRB Annual Meeting.

Nomination Deadline: October 30, 2021

The CUTC “Lifetime Achievement Award for Transportation Professional and Public Service” was instituted in 2017 to honor those individuals who have contributed immensely throughout their professional and public lives to transportation research and education. This award is renamed from the earlier “CUTC Lifetime Achievement Award in Transportation Research and Education (non-academic)”, which was given annually from 2008 through 2016.The award honors individuals who have served primarily in government, business on non-governmental organizations and have legislatively, programmatically or administratively supported transportation research and education. The award is not necessarily granted each year, but is presented at the CUTC Awards banquet preceding the TRB Annual Meeting.

Who can enter?

Nominations for the CUTC Lifetime Achievement Award for Transportation Professional and Public Service will be accepted from all CUTC member schools that are in good standing. These are schools that have paid their CUTC annual membership dues for the current year. There is NO LIMIT to the number of nominations that may be submitted from an institution or from an individual. Self-nominations are not allowed.

What must be submitted?

  1. All applications must be submitted online.
  2. A nomination letter no more than two pages long with single-line spacing and a Times Roman,12-point font size or larger.
  3. A maximum of two support letters that speak to the nominee’s professional and public service support of transportation education and research. Each letter should be no more than two pages long with single-line spacing and a Times Roman 12-point font size or larger.
  4. Supporting Biographical Information (no more than 10 pages) that demonstrates the individual’s commitment through professional and public service to transportation education and research.

When are entries due?
Online submissions must be completed by October 30th.

Awards Notification: Winning entries will be notified on or before November 30. All applicants will be notified of the results of the Selection Committee.

Awards Presentation: Winners will be recognized at the CUTC Annual Awards banquet held in January in Washington, D.C.

For additional information:  Contact Traci Ulberg at (406) 273-7224 or email tulberg@mycutc.org.

Submit Nomination

Congratulations 2020 Winner: Mr. Phillip Washington, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The CUTC “Lifetime Achievement Award for Transportation Professional and Public Service” was instituted in 2017 to honor those individuals who have contributed immensely throughout their professional and public lives to transportation research and education. This award is renamed from the earlier “CUTC Lifetime Achievement Award in Transportation Research and Education (non-academic)”, which was given annually from 2008 through 2016.The award honors individuals who have served primarily in government, business on non-governmental organizations and have legislatively, programmatically or administratively supported transportation research and education.

  • 2019 Grace Crunican
  • 2018 Nuria Fernandez, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
  • 2017 Will Kempton, Member of the Board, Mineta Transportation Institute

CUTC Lifetime Award in Transportation Research and Education (Non-Academic)

  • 2016 Robert Prince, Jr., Vice President, AECOM
  • 2015 Norman Mineta, former secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation and founder of the Mineta Transportation Institute
  • 2014 Robert Skinner, Jr., Transportation Research Board
  • 2013 Rod Diridon, Sr., Mineta National Transit Research Consortium and the Mineta Transportation Institute
  • 2012 John Horsley, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
  • 2011 William W. Millar, American Public Transportation Association
  • 2009 Congressman Nick J. Rahall, II
  • 2008 Senator Barbara Boxer

CUTC-HNTB Lifetime Achievement Award for University Transportation Education and Research

The “CUTC – HNTB Lifetime Achievement Award for University Transportation Education and Research” has been given annually since 2015 to honor individuals who have had a long history of significant and outstanding contributions to university transportation education and research resulting in a lasting contribution to transportation. This award supplants the earlier “CUTC Award for Distinguished Contributions to University Transportation Education and Research” Award, which was given annually from 1998 through 2014.

Nomination deadline: October 30, 2021 

The CUTC “HNTB Lifetime Achievement Award for University Transportation Education and Research” has been given annually since 2015 to honor individuals who have had a long history of significant and outstanding contributions to university transportation education and research resulting in a lasting contribution to transportation. This award supplants the earlier “CUTC Award for Distinguished Contributions to University Transportation Education and Research” Award, which was given annually from 1998 through 2014. Unlike this earlier award, the CUTC Lifetime Achievement Award for University Transportation Education and Research does not require the nominee to be actively engaged currently in the academic profession.

Who can enter?
The HNTB CUTC Lifetime Achievement Award for University Transportation Education and Research is open to faculty members and researchers in CUTC member Universities that are in good standing. These are schools that have paid their CUTC annual membership dues for the current year. There is NO LIMIT to the number of nominations that may be submitted from an institution. The award will go to an individual, not an institution. Self-nominations are not allowed. Individuals who have received the earlier “CUTC Award for Distinguished Contributions to University Transportation
Education and Research” are not eligible.

What must be submitted?

  1. All applications must be submitted online.
  2. A nomination letter no more than two pages long with single-line spacing and a Times Roman, 12-point font size or larger.
  3. A maximum of two support letters that speak to the nominee’s research, educational, and public service contributions. Each letter should be no more than two pages long with single line spacing and a Times Roman 12-point font size or larger.
  4. Supporting Biographical Information (no more than 10 pages) that demonstrates the individual’s commitment to transportation education, research, and associated professional service.

When are entries due?
Online submissions must be completed by October 30th.

How is (are) the winner(s) selected?

Nominees will be judged on their distinguished contributions in education, research, and associated professional service to the broad transportation community as documented in their biographical information provided with the nomination.

Awards Notification: Winning entries will be notified on or before November 30. All applicants will be notified of the results of the Selection Committee.

Awards Presentation: Winners will be recognized at the CUTC Annual Awards banquet held in January in Washington, D.C.

For additional information:  Contact Traci Ulberg at (406) 273-7224 or email tulberg@mycutc.org.

Submit Nomination

Congratulations 2020 Winner: Dr. Fred Mannering, University of South Florida

CUTC/HNTB Lifetime Achievement Award – The CUTC “Lifetime Achievement Award for University Transportation Education and Research” has been given annually since 2015 to honor individuals who have had a long history of significant and outstanding contributions to university transportation education and research resulting in a lasting contribution to transportation. This award supplants the earlier “CUTC Award for Distinguished Contributions to University Transportation Education and Research” Award, which was given annually from 1998 through 2014.

  • 2019 Chris Hendrickson of Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2018 Joseph Schofer, Northwestern University
  • 2017 Dennis Christiansen, Texas Transportation Institute
  • 2016 Chandra Bhat, Director, Center for Transportation Research (CTR), the University of Texas at Austin
  • 2015 Ed Hauser, founding director, Center for Transportation Policy Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

CUTC Award for Distinguished Contributions to University Transportation Education and Research

  • 2014 Neville Parker, The City University of New York – Institute for Transportation Systems
  • 2013 Genevieve Giuliano, University of Southern California
  • 2011 Randy Machemehl, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2011 Daniel Turner, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama
  • 2010 Robert Paaswell, Director, CUNY Institute for Urban Systems
  • 2009 Michael Kyte, National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology, University of Idaho
  • 2008 Eugene Russell, Sr., Department of Civil Engineering, Kansas State University
  • 2007 Jack E. Buffington, Mac k-Blackwell Rural Transportation Center, University of Arkansas
  • 2006 Herbert H. Richardson, Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University
  • 2005 C. Michael Walton, Dept. of Civil, Architectural & Envir. Engin., University of Texas, Austin
  • 2004 Kumares C. Sinha, School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University
  • 2003 Joseph M. Sussman, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2002 Marty Wachs, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkley
  • 2001 Lester A. Hoel, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Virginia
  • 2000 Charley V. Wootan, Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University
  • 1999 Thomas D. Larson, Department of Civil Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
  • 1998 William Louis Garrison, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley