Congratulations to Prof. Joe Schofer, 2011 Roy W. Crum Award Recipient!

October 12, 2011

The 2011 Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Joseph L. Schofer, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Associate Dean, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University, in recognition of his outstanding achievement in transportation research. Schofer has made important, wide-ranging contributions on the planning and management of transportation systems, particularly the provision and use of data and information for effective decision making, decision support for infrastructure preservation and rehabilitation, and transportation policy.

Actively engaged with TRB for more than 40 years, he has chaired and served on numerous standing committees, policy study committees, expert task groups, and project panels. As chair of two recent study committees, he provided outstanding leadership and played a key role in the development of the 2011 reports, How We Travel: A Sustainable National Program for Travel Data and Equity of Evolving Transportation Finance Mechanisms —while simultaneously serving on a half-dozen other TRB committees, panels, and task forces.

Schofer is a member of the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Technical Coordinating Committee for Capacity Research, and he has chaired SHRP 2 expert task groups on the Development of Improved Economic Analysis Tools and on Interactions among Transportation Capacity, Economic Systems, and Land Use and Integrating Economic Considerations in Project Development. He also serves as a member of the Technical Activities Division Section on Data and Information Systems, on a workshop planning committee and a task force focusing on the National Household Travel Survey, and as Northwestern University’s longtime TRB representative.

The Crum Award, which will be presented on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, during the Chairman's Luncheon at the TRB 91st Annual Meeting, recognizes outstanding achievement in the performance of distinguished service; the production of fundamental or developmental research; or the administration, promotion, or fostering of outstanding research that in the judgment of the TRB Executive Committee is worthy of the award. The award was known as the Highway Research Board (HRB) Distinguished Service Award until 1952, when the Executive Committee redesignated it the Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award as a memorial to the Board's director, Roy W. Crum, who served as head of the HRB staff from 1928 until his death in 1951.

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