AASHTO Journal, 25 September 2015
The Transportation Research Board has named Michigan Department of Transportation Director Kirk Steudle as the 2015 recipient of its W.N. Carey Jr. Distinguished Service Award, citing Steudle’s “outstanding service to transportation research.”
Steudle will be presented the Carey Award on Jan. 13, 2016, during the chairman’s luncheon at the TRB’s 95th annual meeting Jan. 10-14 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
The announcement also said Steudle is a “national leader in the development of connected vehicle technology,” and noted his extensive service on national transportation committees.
“During Steudle’s service to TRB,” it said, “he has been a member of numerous committees, panels, and task forces in addition to chairing the executive committee, oversight committee for the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2), and committee on SHRP 2 implementation, as well as National Cooperative Highway Research Program panels on developing an asset management plan for the Interstate Highway System and on administration of highway and transportation agencies.”
Steudle is also a past president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
The TRB annual meeting draws thousands of U.S. and foreign participants each year and covers all transportation issues in nearly 750 sessions. The 2016 meeting’s theme is “Research Convergence for a Multi-Modal Future.”
The Carey Award recognizes individuals who have given leadership and distinguished service to the TRB, but who have not necessarily been personally active in transportation research. It is named for the board’s director from 1967 until 1980.