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ITS Texas Awards

2017 Award Recipients

Five awards were presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston

The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas

honors

John R. “Jack” Whaley, III, P.E.

with the Wallace Ewell award

in recognition of his contribution in

moving ITS forward in Texas

Award Presented by the

ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership

November 10, 2017

The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas

honors the

Texas Department of Transportation,

Houston District

for the development and implementation

of the Over-height Vehicle Detection

System (OVDS) to mitigate low clearance bridge

collisions caused by over-height vehicles

Award Presented by the

ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership

November 10, 2017

 

The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas

honors the

City of Frisco

for the development and implementation

of transportation system data sharing

applications supporting real-time data to

drivers, faster response to emergencies, and

incident management performance measures

Award Presented by the

ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership

November 10, 2017

 

The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas

honors the

City of Baytown

for the deployment and implementation

of an adaptive signal timing control system

with a validation system for traffic analysis

Award Presented by the

ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership

November 10, 2017

 

The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas

honors

Jeff Kaufman, AICP

for his steady leadership, steadfast services and

excellence in all undertakings as a member,

board member and President of the organization

Award Presented by the

ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership

November 10, 2017

 

Previous Award Recipients

2016 - See the full award citations

Four awards were presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting in Richardson
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors
David Fink
with the Wallace Ewell award
in recognition of his contribution in
moving ITS forward in Texas
Award Presented by the
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 11, 2016
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors the
City of College Station
for the development and implementation of the
City of College Station's Traffic Control Center
Award Presented by the
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 11, 2016
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors the
City of Sugar Land
for the deployment of the City of Sugar Land's
Advanced Traffic Detection System
Award Presented by the
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 11, 2016
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors
Robert Bacon
for his steady leadership, steadfast services and
excellence in all undertakings as a member,
board member and President of the organization
Award Presented by the
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 11, 2016

 

2015 - See the full award citations

Four awards were presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting in Sugar Land

The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors
Andrew Oberlander
with the Wallace Ewell award
in recognition of his contribution in
moving ITS forward in Texas
Award Presented by the
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 13, 2015
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors the
Toll Systems Deployment Team of LBJ Infrastructure Group LLC
for the efforts, innovation and leadership
in the commissioning, early completion and
successful operation of the LBJ and NTE
Managed Lane Projects
Award Presented by
the ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 13, 2015
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors the
Texas Department of Transportation, Houston District/Houston TranStar
for the systematic conversion of
the area-wide travel time monitoring system
from one using toll-tags to one using Bluetooth technology
Award Presented by the
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 13, 2015
 
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors
Jeff Weatherford
for his steady leadership, steadfast services and
excellence in all undertakings as a member,
board member and President of the organization
Award Presented by the
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 13, 2015
 

2014

Six awards were presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Irving

The Intelligent Tansportation Society of Texas Honors
TxDOT - San Antonio TransGuide
for developing and deploying the Wrong-Way Driver Initiative
to detect wrong-way drivers, to alert TxDOT staff and law enforcement,
and to alert drivers of an oncoming wrong-way vehicle
to reduce the potential for a crash and provide a safer highway operation
Award Presented by
the ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 14, 2014
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors
TxDOT, Texas A&M Transportation Institute and Southwest Research Institute
for implementing a variable speed limit pilot program to study the effectiveness of temporarily lowering the speed limits to address weather, congestion, and
 road construction that affects the safety of the traveling public in the Waco,
Brownwood, and San Antonio Districts
Award Presented by the
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 14, 2014
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors
Robin Frisk
for innovation and forward-thinking and being in the forefront for rural ITS initiatives including streaming video in multicast, and ensuring the timely dissemination of weather and road conditions across the state lines
Award Presented by the
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 14, 2014
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors
Richard Snider
for being instrumental as a contractor in taking the visions of agencies
and turning them into realities in the field by looking to improve
how ITS networks are designed and teaching lessons learned to others
Award Presented by the
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 14, 2014
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas recognizes
Mike Coppin
for his service and support as a Board member in the organization
Award Presented by the
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 14, 2014
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas recognizes
Andrew Oberlander
for his steady leadership, steadfast service and excellence
in all undertakings as a member, webmaster,  Board member and
President in the organization
Award Presented by the
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 14, 2014

 

2013 - See the full award citations

Four awards were presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Houston

The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors
Natalie Bettger
with the Wallace Ewell award
in recognition of contribution in moving
ITS forward in the North Central Texas Region
Award Presented by the
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 20, 2013
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors
The Cities of Dallas, Fort Worth,
Richardson and DART
for the multi-agency procurement of advanced local controller hardware and software to provide advanced operational strategies and improved coordination
for the DFW Regional arterial network
Award Presented by the
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 20, 2013
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors the
Dallas Integrated Corridor Management
and 511DFW Project

for a collaborative operation utilizing the Planning, Technology and Infrastructure of various agencies along US-75 in improving mobility and implementing the first regional 511 system in Texas
Award Presented by the
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 20, 2013
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas recognizes
Gary Jost
for his steady leadership, steadfast services and excellence in all undertakings as a member, board member and President of the organization
Award Presented by the
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 20, 2013

 

2012 - see the full award citations

The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors
Charlie Farnham
with the Wallace Ewell award
in recognition of his contribution in moving ITS forward in Texas
Award Presented by the
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
October 26, 2012
 

The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors
Texas Department of Transportation
Waco District

for deploying a comprehensive traveler information system to minimize the impact on the traveling public during reconstruction of the IH35 corridor
Award Presented by the
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
October 26, 2012

The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors
Joe Hunt
in recognition of his achievement in the area of interagency coordination and connection of ITS systems in the Dallas metropolitan area.
Award Presented by the
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
October 26, 2012

The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas recognizes
Stephen Novosad
for his steady leadership, steadfast service and excellence in all undertakings as a member, board member and President in the organization
Award Presented by the
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
October 26, 2012

2011 - see the full award citations

The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors the
TxDOT El Paso District
in recognition of Implementing an Incident Management Plan using alternate Freeway Diversion Routes utilizing automated route guidance
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 11, 2011
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors
Houston TranStar
for deploying a probe based travel time system
utilizing Anonymous Wireless Address Matching on 197 miles of IH 45
to monitor traffic during Hurricane evacuations
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 11, 2011
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors the
City of Houston
for deploying a probe based travel time system
utilizing Anonymous Wireless Address Matching on the Arterial Street System
over a 62 square mile area
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 11, 2011
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas recognizes
Robert Brydia
for his steady leadership, steadfast service and excellence
in all undertakings as a member, webmaster, board member
and President in the organization
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 11, 2011

 

2010 - see the full award citations

The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors
Michael N. Fiske
with the Wallace Ewell award
in recognition of his passion to move ITS forward in Texas
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 12, 2010
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors
Thomas C. Lambert
in recognition of his outstanding leadership as ITS America 2010 Annual Meeting and Exposition Houston Organizing Committee Co-chair
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 12, 2010
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas recognizes
Charles Brindell
for his long-standing service and support to the organization
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 12, 2010
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas recognizes
Brian Burk
for his steady leadership, steadfast service and excellence in all undertakings as a member, board member, and officer in the organization
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 12, 2010
 

2009 - see the full award citations

The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors
Dallas Area Rapid Transit and the City of Dallas
for the Successful Implementation of the Downtown Dallas Transit Signal Priority System Project. In recognition of outstanding leadership in planning, design, and deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems
The ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 13, 2009
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors
Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority
for the Successful Transition of 183A to All-Electronic Tolling. In recognition of outstanding leadership in planning, design, and deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems
The ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 13, 2009
 

2008 - see full award citations

The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors
Brian Moen
for his work leading the way in design, procurement, and implementation of the Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS)
The ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
September 5, 2008
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors
Rick Cortez
for his work on the management and construction of the Dallas District Traffic Management Center, DalTrans
The ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
September 5, 2008
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors
Houston TranStar
for providing personalized e-mail or text message
Travel Time Alerts for Houston area freeways
ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 16, 2007

2006 - see full award citations

The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors
Charlie Farnham
as the Configuration Manager
of the Statewide Developer and Integrator Program
The ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 17, 2006
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors
Eagen O'Brien
as the Houston TranStar System Administrator
The ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 17, 2006
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors
Harry Grothues
for serving as
the Statewide Developer and Integrator Program Manager
The ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 17, 2006
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors
TransVista
for providing imperative traffic information and video images
to the media and the public during the August 2006 El Paso area Flooding Event
The ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 17, 2006
 
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Texas honors
Houston TranStar
for deploying Hurricane Evacuation Route Cameras
The ITS Texas Board of Directors and Membership
November 17, 2006