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Appendix A Study Committee Biographical Information Norman R. Augustine (NAS, NAE), Chair, is the retired chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation. In 1958 he joined the Douglas Aircraft Company in California, where he worked as a Research Engineer, Program Manager, and Chief Engineer. Beginning in 1965, he served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as Assistant Director of Defense Research and Engineering. He joined LTV Missiles and Space Company in 1970, serving as Vice President, Advanced Programs and Marketing. In 1973, he returned to the government as Assistant Secretary of the Army and in 1975 became Under Secretary of the Army, and later Acting Secretary of the Army. Join- ing Martin Marietta Corporation in 1977 as Vice President of Technical Operations, he was elected CEO in 1987 and Chairman in 1988, having previously been President and COO. He served as President of Lockheed Martin Corporation upon the formation of that company in 1995, and became CEO later that year. He retired from Lockheed Martin in August 1997, at which time he became a Lecturer with the rank of Professor on the faculty of Princeton University, where he served until July 1999. Since retiring he has chaired or co-chaired 32 pro bono commissions or commit- tees, mostly for various levels of government. Mr. Augustine was Chairman and Principal Officer of the American Red Cross for 9 years, Chairman of the Council of the National Academy of Engineering, President and Chairman of the Association of the U.S. Army, Chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association, and Chairman of the Defense Science Board. He is a former President of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Boy Scouts of America. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of ConocoPhillips, Black 211
212 NATIONAL COMMITMENT TO THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM & Decker, Proctor & Gamble, and Lockheed Martin, and was a member of the Board of Trustees of Colonial Williamsburg. He served for 10 years as Regent of the University System of Maryland, Trustee Emeritus of Johns Hopkins, and a former member of the Board of Trustees of Princeton and MIT. He served for 16 years on the Presidentâs Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engi- neering, and the Council on Foreign Affairs, and is a Fellow of the Ameri- can Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Explorers Club. Mr. Augustine has been presented the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States and received the Joint Chiefs of Staff Distinguished Public Service Award. He has five times received the U.S. Department of Defenseâs highest civilian decoration, the Distinguished Service Medal. He is co- author of The Defense Revolution and Shakespeare in Charge and author of Augustineâs Laws, Augustineâs Travels, and âThe Way I See It.â He holds honorary degrees from 35 universities and was selected by Whoâs Who in America and the Library of Congress as one of âFifty Great Americansâ on the occasion of Whoâs Whoâs 50th anniversary. He holds a B.S.E. and an M.S.E. in aeronautical engineering from Princeton University. Vicki Arroyo is the founding Executive Director of the Georgetown Climate Center at Georgetown Law, where she also serves as the Assistant Dean of Centers and Institutes and a Professor from practice. Georgetown Climate Center was launched in 2009 to inform the federal dialogue with the lessons of leading states and to serve as a resource to states and cities on climate change mitigation and adaptation. Previously, Ms. Arroyo served for more than a decade at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change as Vice President for policy analysis and general counsel. She served as Managing Editor of the book, Climate Change: Science, Strategies, and Solutions. In addition to teaching at Georgetown, Ms. Arroyo has taught courses on environmental policy and climate change at Catholic University, George Mason Universityâs graduate public policy program, and Tulane Law School. She practiced environmental law with Kilpatrick Stockton and other private firms and served in two offices at the U.S. Environmental Pro- tection Agency: the Office of Air and Radiation and the Office of Research and Development, where she reviewed development of standards under the Clean Air Act. From 1988 to 1991, Ms. Arroyo created and directed the Louisiana Department of Environmental Qualityâs policy office, and served during some of that time as the governorâs environmental advisor. She has served on several federal panels, including those reviewing eco- nomic modeling of climate legislation for the U.S. Department of Energyâs Energy Information Administration, on the National Science Foundationâs advisory committee to the geosciences directorate, and on a federal study
APPENDIX A 213 informing climate change adaptation along the Gulf Coast. She also served on an advisory committee to California Air Resources Board on its cap- and-trade program design, and on the Board of Trustees for the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, which oversees the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Ms. Arroyo currently serves as Vice Chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of Sci- ences, as committee member on a TRB study initiated by Congress that is exploring the future of the interstate highway system, and as Chair of TRB executive committeeâs resilience and sustainability task force. She is an Associate Editor of the Climate Policy journal and publishes widely on climate, energy, and transportation issues. She earned a bachelorâs in science with high honors from Emory University (biology, double major in philosophy), a masterâs in public administration from Harvard (Don K. Price award for academic achievement and commitment to public service), and a juris doctorate magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Interna- tional Environmental Law Review. Ms. Arroyo was named one of PODER Hispanic Magazineâs Green 100, featured in its Earth Day issue (April 2013) and as one of Glamour Magazineâs Top Ten College Women (1985). Her TED Global Talk on preparing communities for climate change impacts has been viewed more than 1 million times. Moshe Ben-Akiva is the Edmund K. Turner Professor of Civil and Envi- ronmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Director of the MIT Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Lab. His awards include the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International As- sociation for Travel Behavior Research, the Jules Dupuit prize from the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS), and the Insti- tute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) ITS Society Outstanding Application Award for DynaMIT, a mesoscopic simulator with algorithms for dynamic traffic assignment, traffic predictions, and travel information and guidance. Dr. Ben-Akiva has co-authored two books, including the textbook Discrete Choice Analysis, published by MIT Press, and more than 200 papers in refereed journals or conference proceedings. He has been a member of more than three dozen various scientific committees, advisory boards, and editorial boards. He has worked as a consultant in industries such as transportation, energy, telecommunications, financial services, and marketing for a number of private and public organizations. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in transportation systems from the Massachusetts In- stitute of Technology and a B.S. from Technion-Israel Institute of Technol- ogy, along with honorary degrees from the University of the Aegean, the UniversitÃ© LumiÃ©re Lyon, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and the University of Antwerp.
214 NATIONAL COMMITMENT TO THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM Ann Drake is the Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer of DSC Logistics. She has guided DSC to become one of the leading supply chain management firms in the United States by creating a business model based on integrated, comprehensive supply chain solutions built on collabora- tive partnerships, innovative thinking, and high-performance operations. Ms. Drake is a member of the Kellogg School Global Advisory Board at Northwestern University, serves on the Board of Governors for Chicagoâs Metropolitan Planning Council, and is a member of the Board of Trustees for Chicagoâs Museum of Science and Industry. She was appointed to the Committee on Future Interstate Highway System by the National Acad- emies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and is a member of the Civic Committee Transportation Task Force. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the A.M. Castle Company and the Board of Gover- nors for the Committee of 200, and as Vice Chair of the Business Advisory Council for the Northwestern University Transportation Center. In 2013, Ms. Drake founded AWESOME (Achieving Womenâs Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management, and Education), a network that has grown to include more than 1,000 women in a range of senior-level supply chain roles. She is a charter member of Paradigm for Parity, a coalition of business leaders working for gender parity by the year 2030. Ms. Drake received the 2015 Schultz Award for advancing women in transportation and logistics from the McCormick School of Northwestern University. She was honored with the global âWomen Who Make a Differenceâ Award from Interna- tional Womenâs Forum (IWF) in 2014. In 2012 she received the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Distinguished Service Award and the Alumni Merit Award from the Kellogg School of Manage- ment of Northwestern University; in 2009 she was named âIndustry Leader of the Yearâ by Illinois Institute of Technology. Ms. Drake received an undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. Genevieve Giuliano holds the Margaret and John Ferraro Chair in Effective Local Government in the Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California (USC), and is Director of the METRANS, a joint USC and California State University Long Beach Transportation Center. Her research areas include relationships between land use and transportation, transportation policy analysis, travel behavior, and information technology applications in transportation. Current research includes examination of relationships between land use and freight flows, spatial analysis of freight activity location, impacts of freight activities on local communities, impacts of rail transit investments on transit ridership and economic development, and applications for transportation system analysis using archived real- time data. She has published more than 170 papers. Professor Giuliano is
APPENDIX A 215 a past Chair of the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board, and of the Council of University Transportation Centers. She has received numerous distinguished scholarship and service awards. She is a member of several advisory boards, including the National Freight Advisory Committee. Steve Heminger is Executive Director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). MTC is the regional transportation planning and finance agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. It allocates more than $2 billion per year in funding for the operation, maintenance, and expansion of the Bay Areaâs surface transportation network. Under contract with the Association of Bay Area Governments, Mr. Heminger and his team also provide staffing and support services to that organiza- tion. Since 1998, MTC has served as the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) responsible for administering all toll revenue from the seven state-owned bridges. BATA has an âAAâ credit rating and has issued more than $9 bil- lion in toll revenue bonds to finance bridge, highway, and transit construc- tion projects over the next several years. MTC also functions as the regionâs Service Authority for Freeways and Expressways (SAFE), operating a fleet of Freeway Service Patrol tow trucks and a network of roadside call boxes to assist motorists in trouble. In addition, MTC manages the FasTrak elec- tronic toll-collection system, the Clipper universal fare card program for public transit and the popular 511 traveler information telephone number and website. Mr. Heminger was appointed by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to serve on the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission, which helped chart the future course for the federal transportation program. As Chairman of the Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee, Mr. Heminger also oversaw construction of the new East Span of the San FranciscoâOakland Bay Bridgeâthe largest trans- portation project in California history. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Mineta Transportation Institute and a member of the Executive Committee for the Transportation Research Board. Mr. Heminger holds an M.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from Georgetown University. Chris Hendrickson (NAE) is the Hamerschlag University Professor of Engi- neering Emeritus, Director of the Traffic 21 Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, member of the National Academy of Engineering, and Editor-in- Chief of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Trans- portation Engineering. His research, teaching, and consulting are in the general area of engineering planning and management, including design for the environment, project management, transportation systems, finance, and computer applications. He has co-authored four textbooks all available for
216 NATIONAL COMMITMENT TO THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM free on the Internet: Fundamentals of Infrastructure Management (2017), Life Cycle Assessment: Quantitative Approaches for Decisions That Matter (2014), Project Management for Construction (Prentice-Hall, 1989, now available on the Web), and Civil Systems Planning, Investment and Pricing (2011). He has also published several monographs and numerous papers in the professional and public literature. Professor Hendrickson is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Con- struction, a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engi- neering, an Emeritus Member of the Transportation Research Board, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been the recipient of the 2002 ASCE Turner Lecture Award, the 2002 Fenves Systems Research Award, the 1994 Frank M. Masters Transporta- tion Engineering Award, Outstanding Professor of the Year Award of the ASCE Pittsburgh Section (1990), the ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineer- ing Research Award (1989), the Benjamin Richard Teare Teaching Award (1987), and a Rhodes Scholarship (1973). Keith Killough is an Urban Planning graduate of the Massachusetts Insti- tute of Technology and holds professional certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners. Early in his career, he assisted the (Boston) South End Project Area Committee in community transportation plan- ning and worked in the Office of Municipal Planning & Management for the Massachusetts Department of Community Affairs, where he devel- oped municipal master plans under the HUD 701 Program. He then joined Barton-Aschman Associates in Washington, D.C., where he focused on re- gional transportation planning, transportation systems management, transit development, bikeway planning, traffic engineering, and parking analysis studies. One of his projects, the âDistrict of Columbia Bicycle Transporta- tion Plan and Program,â received two awards: The American Institute of Planners National Capitol Area Chapter âOutstanding Transportation Plan- ning Awardâ; and, the Urban Bikeway Design Collaborativeâs âFirst Placeâ Professional Design Award.â Mr. Killough next worked for the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments responsible for the Regional Transporta- tion Plan, a new travel forecasting model, and a regional household travel survey. In his next position with the Southern California Rapid Transit District, Mr. Killough served as Planning Manager and was responsible for ridership forecasting and background bus coordination planning for the Metro Red Line subway, transit surveys and analyses, FTA Section 15 and Title VI submittals, management performance indicator reporting, transpor- tation system service and fare options analyses, rail and facilities elements of the Short Range Transit Plan, and the implementation of computerized plan- ning information systems. In 1993, he became Deputy Executive Officer at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). His
APPENDIX A 217 responsibilities included countywide strategic planning and administration of Transit Planning, the Congestion Management Program, the Americans with Disabilities Act transportation services, Ridesharing Services, Market Research, Travel Simulation and Geographic Information System Analyses, and the Library/Information Center. He was a key contributor to numerous innovative transportation policies and programs such as Metro Rapid Bus. He was the principal coordinator for the 1995 MTA Long-Range Trans- portation Plan. In 2001, he formed KLK Consulting specializing in transportation plan- ning and analysis for various agencies including: the California Department of Transportation, the Southern California Association of Governments, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, and the San Diego Associa- tion of Governments, and expert review panels in both the United States and Canada. In 2005, he became Director of Information Services with the Southern California Association of Governments responsible for travel simu- lation modeling, information technology, data and monitoring, and office management. He is currently Director of Transportation Analysis in the Multimodal Planning Division of the Arizona Department of Transporta- tion with responsibilities including travel demand modeling, statewide traffic monitoring, and the federally required Highway Performance Monitoring System. He represented the transit industry on the federal Travel Model Improve ment Program that provided oversight to the TRANSIMS model development project. Additionally, he has participated on numerous expert panels for various state and regional agencies, the Federal Highway Admin- istration, and the Transportation Research Board (TRB), including TRB Policy Study Committee for the Interregional Travel Study, TRB Standing Committees for Transportation Demand Forecasting and Transportation Planning Applications, and National Cooperative Highway Research Pro- gram (NCHRP) committees for NCHRP 08-36: Research for the Ameri- can Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Standing Committee on Planning, and panel chair for the NCHRP 0894: Guidelines for Selecting Travel Forecasting Methods and Techniques and NCHRP 08-110: Traffic Forecasting Accuracy Assessment Research. Adrian Lund is currently a consultant and a managing member at HITCH42, LLC. The mission of HITCH42 is to provide individuals and society with empirical knowledge to make better and safer decisions. Dr. Lund recently retired from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and its affiliate, the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), where he had served for 36 years, most recently as President from 2006 through 2017. His research there spanned the range of driver, vehicle, and roadway factors involved in motor vehicle safety. As Senior Vice President for Research at IIHS from 1993 to 2001, he directed the development of the Instituteâs
218 NATIONAL COMMITMENT TO THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM vehicle crashworthiness testing program at its (then) state-of-the-art Vehicle Research Center. As President, he oversaw the expansion of the Instituteâs Vehicle Research Center to include new facilities, and the worldâs first fully covered outdoor vehicle test track, for evaluating and promoting new tech- nology that promises to help drivers avoid crashes and, eventually, to oper- ate vehicles safely without drivers. Dr. Lund is a recognized media authority on highway safety and was included in Motor Trendâs Power List in 2015 and 2016. Before joining IIHS, Dr. Lund was an Assistant Professor in resi- dence at the University of Connecticut Health Center (1975â1981), where he studied peopleâs health behavior. Currently, he serves as a Trustee for the Global New Car Assessment Programme; as a member of the University of Michiganâs International Center for Automotive Medicine (ICAM) ad- visory board; as a member of the National Safety Councilâs Road to Zero Coalition; as a member of Autolivâs Research Advisory Board; and as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on the Future of the Interstate Highway System. Dr. Lund received a B.A. in psychology from North Carolina State University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in social psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a member of the Society of Au- tomotive Engineers, American Public Health Association, and American Psychological Association. Joan McDonald is the Principal of JMM Strategic Solutions and a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. Ms. McDonald is former Commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation and former Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development. From February 2011 until July 2015, she served as the 11th Commissioner of the New York State Department of Transpor- tation, an organization with 8,300 employees and an annual budget of $4 billion. Ms. McDonald led the department through various weather events (Hurricane Irene, Superstorm Sandy, and the 2014 Buffalo âSnovember to Rememberâ). As Commissioner, Ms. McDonald chaired the Northeast Corridor Commission, co-chaired the Tappan Zee Bridge Mass Transit Task Force, and served on the Executive Committee of the Transporta- tion Research Board. As Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development from June 2007 through Janu- ary 2011, Ms. McDonald led Connecticutâs economic development efforts through the âGreat Recession.â Under her leadership, the state developed its first ever strategic economic development plan, negotiated agreements with several Fortune 500 companies, and initiated transit oriented development in all of Connecticutâs major cities. Ms. McDonald also served in senior management positions for the City of New York, where she negotiated the 50-year lease with the Port Authority of NY/NJ for Kennedy and LaGuardia
APPENDIX A 219 Airports; lead the transfer and re-alignment of traffic enforcement agents from NYCDOT to NYPD; and oversaw environmental reviews of the Har- lem Line Third Track and the Hudson River Park. In the private sector, Ms. McDonald led the efforts of Jacobs Engineering in New York and New Jersey. She holds an M.S. in public administration from Harvard University. Norman Mineta is President and Chief Executive Officer of Mineta & Asso- ciates, LLC. He is well known for his work in transportationâincluding aviation, surface transportation, and infrastructureâand national security. He is recognized for his accomplishments in economic development, science and technology policy, foreign and domestic trade, budgetary issues, and civil rights, as well as his perspective from having served in Congress for more than 20 years and in the Cabinets of both Republican and Democratic presidents. For almost 30 years, Secretary Mineta represented San Jose, California, first on the City Council, then as Mayor, and then from 1975 to 1995 as a member of Congress. Throughout that time, Secretary Mineta was an advocate of the burgeoning technology industry. He worked to encourage new industries and spur job growth, and he supported infrastruc- ture development to accommodate the industry and its tremendous growth. Secretary Mineta served as the Chairman of the House Transportation and Public Works Committee from 1992 to 1994, after having chaired the Sub- committee on Aviation and the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation. He was the primary author of the groundbreaking ISTEA legislationâthe Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991. While in Con- gress, he co-founded the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and was Chair of the National Civil Aviation Review Commission in 1997. In 2000, Secretary Mineta was appointed by President Bill Clinton as the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. At the U.S. Department of Commerce, Secre- tary Mineta was known for his work on technology issues, for achieving inter national cooperation and intergovernmental coordination on complex fisheries issues, and streamlining the patent and trademark processes. From 2001 to 2006, Secretary Mineta served as Secretary of Transportation by President George W. Bush. Following the terrorist acts of September 11, 2001, Secretary Mineta guided the creation of the Transportation Security Administrationâan agency with more than 65,000 employeesâthe largest mobilization of a new federal agency since World War II. Most recently and prior to establishing Mineta & Associates, Secretary Mineta served as Vice Chairman of Hill & Knowlton. Recognized for his leadership, Secretary Mineta has received numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedomâour nationâs highest civilian honorâand the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy, which is awarded for significant public service of en- during value to aviation in the United States. He holds a B.A. in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley.
220 NATIONAL COMMITMENT TO THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM Kirk T. Steudle is the Senior Vice President of Econolite. Prior to joining Econolite, Mr. Steudle was the Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) since 2006, where he oversaw MDOTâs more than $4 billion budget, and was responsible for the construction, maintenance, and operation of nearly 10,000 miles of state highways and more than 4,000 state highway bridges at a department with 2,500 employees. He also oversees administration of a variety of multimodal transportation pro- grams and projects. Mr. Steudle is a national leader in the development of Connected and Automated Vehicle Technologies, and was the 2014â2015 Chair for the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) Board of Directors. He also is a member of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Mr. Steudle is a past President of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and chairs the Standing Committee on Highways. He was a 2014 member of the National Research Council for the National Academy of Sciences and the 2014 Chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Executive Committee. He also chaired the second Strategic Highway Research Program Oversight Committee (SHRP 2) for TRB and was a member of numerous National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) panels and commit- tees on asset and performance management. Mr. Steudle is the recipient of the 2011 P.D. McLean Award from the Road Gang in Washington, D.C., for excellence in highway transportation. In 2015, he was named one of Americaâs Top 25 Government Innovators by Government Technology. Mr. Steudle is a graduate of Lawrence Technological University, where he received a bachelor of science degree in construction engineering, serves on the College of Engineering Advisory Board and he was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 2012. Michael S. Townes recently retired as Senior Vice President and National Transit Market Sector Leader at HNTB Corporation. Mr. Townes served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Hampton Roads Transit from 1999 to January 31, 2010. Mr. Townes serves as Legislative Chair for the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) and the Virginia Transit Association. Since 2007, he served as Chairman of the American Public Transportation Association. He served as an Execu- tive Director of Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads (Hampton Roads Transit) since October 1, 1999. Beginning March 1, 1998, he also served as the Interim Executive Director for the Tidewater Transportation District Commission in preparation for the merger of the two agencies. In November 1986, he joined the Peninsula Transportation District Commission (PENTRAN) as an Assistant to the Executive Direc- tor and served as its Acting Executive Director since 1988 and Executive
APPENDIX A 221 Director since July 1989. He serves as a member of Board of Regent at Eno Transportation Foundation. Mr. Townes also belongs to the Board of Directors for the Virginia High Speed Rail Development Committee. He has served as Chair of the Transportation Cooperative Research Project (TCRP) Oversight and Project Selection (TOPS) Committee. He served as Chair of APTA Executive Committee. He served as Chair of APTA Ex- ecutive Committee. He served as Co-Chair of the APTAâs Reauthorization Task Force, which was the committee that established the national transit position on the upcoming reauthorization. Mr. Townes served as Chairman of the Norman Mineta Transportation Institute Board of Trustees, APTAâs Legislative Committee Chair, and Chairman of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Executive Committee. He was also appointed to Virginiaâs Specialized Transportation Committee by Governor George Allen in 1996. In 2007, he was appointed by Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine to serve on the Governorâs Commission on Climate Change. He is the recipient of several distinguished awards including the COMTO Executive of the Year Award, the Women in Transit Committee Achievement Award, and the Distinguished Public Service Award from the Conference of Minority Public Administrators. Mr. Townes holds a B.S. in political science and an M.A. in urban regional planning from Virginia Commonwealth University. C. Michael Walton (NAE) is Professor of Civil Engineering and holds the Ernest H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin (UT). In addition, he holds a joint academic appointment in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. For more than 45 years he has pursued a career in transport systems engineering and policy analysis. Dr. Walton was elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 1993. In other professional society leadership positions, he is a past Chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Executive Com- mittee, past Chair of the Board of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), past President of the Board of Governors of the Transportation and Development Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a founding member and past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Intelligent Transportation Society (ITS) of America and a member of many other technical and professional organizations such as the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Dr. Walton was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to serve on the National Freight Advisory Committee. He currently chairs the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technol- ogy of the U.S. Department of Transportation. He has served on or chaired a number of national study panels including those mandated by Congress and others of the National Research Council. Dr. Walton has received numerous honors and awards. He was elected as a Distinguished Member
222 NATIONAL COMMITMENT TO THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM of the ASCE and was selected as a member of the inaugural class of ITS Americaâs ITS Hall of Fame. He received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the Nagoya Institute of Technology and the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) award for distinguished contribution to university transportation education and research. Other honors include the Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers to recognize and honor lifetime excellence in furthering civil engineering education; named to âAmericaâs Top 100 Pri- vate Sector Transportation Design and Construction Professionals of the 20th Centuryâ by the ARTBA. The George S. Bartlett Award in recogni- tion for outstanding contributions to highway progress and is considered to be among the highest honors in the highway transportation profes- sion. ASCE has honored him with several awards including Presidentsâ Award, the Francis C. Turner Lecture, the James Laurie Prize, the Harland Bartholomew Award, and the Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineer- ing Award. The Transportation Research Board presented him with the Frank Turner Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Transportation, W.N. Carey, Jr., Distinguished Service Award; others include the Thomas B. Deen Distinguished Lectureship. ARTBA awarded him the S.S. Steinberg Award; ITE awarded him the Wilbur S. Smith Distinguished Transportation Edu- cator Award and the Theodore M. Matson Memorial Award. He was in- ducted into the Texas Transportation Hall of Honor and recently inducted into the Transportation Development Hall of Fame of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association Foundation. Dr. Walton has con- tributed to numerous publications in the areas of ITS, freight transport, and transportation engineering, planning, policy, and economics, and he has delivered several hundred technical presentations. He has served as senior editor or contributing author for a variety of technical reference books and manuals and as a member of the editorial board for several international journals. Currently Dr. Walton has a research or consulting relationship with several international universities, several public and private firms, and serves as a member on several boards of directors of both public and privately held companies.