Herbert O. Whitten Service Award

The Herbert O. Whitten Service Award was named after the TRF founder and first TRF president Herbert O. Whitten. The award is given to a TRF member whose contributions to the Transportation Research Forum have played an important role in the history of the organization. A committee, chaired by the last Whitten award winner, will evaluate nominees based on their contributions to the organization. The award is presented during the TRF’s Annual Forum.

Past Recipients

  • 2018: Patrick S. McCarthy, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2017: Joseph P. Schwieterman, DePaul University
  • 2016: Wayne Talley, Old Dominion University
  • 2015: Ian Savage, Northwestern University
  • 2014: Kenneth Button, George Mason University
  • 2013: B. Starr McMullen, Oregon State University
  • 2012: Kofi Obeng, North Carolina A&T State University
  • 2011: Anthony Pagano, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 2010: Captain James R. Carman
  • 2009: John (Jack) Wells, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • 2008: Gordon MacDougall, Attorney
  • 2007: Robert T. Beard, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • 2006: Gene C. Griffin, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, North Dakota State University
  • 2005: Michael W. Babcock, Kansas State University
  • 2004: Jack S. Ventura, Surface Transportation Board, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • 2000: Paul K. Gessner, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • 1998: Arthur W. Todd
  • 1996: Stephen J. Thompson
  • 1994: Samuel Ewer Eastman
  • 1991: Carl D. Martland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1990: Herbert O. Whitten, TRF Founder