College Station, Texas: Hoy Richards Career Achievement Award

22 Apr

LXinfoImage1148-Hoy RichardsEvery two years, a committee of industry professionals selects an individual to present with its highest honor: the Hoy A. Richards** Career Achievement Award. The award will be presented at this year’s 2013 National Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Training Conference in Fort Worth, Texas on November 5th during the dinner and awards ceremony. Additional information about the upcoming conference can be found on the website at: http://tti.tamu.edu/conferences/rail13/

This award recognizes a career of exemplary achievement in improving the safety of level crossings. Nominees should have notable, tangible results or have participated in technology programs or processes for improving level crossing safety (i.e., technologies that have been implemented in industry, published works, committee service, etc.); experience in fostering and enhancing relationships within industry, regulatory agencies; and mentored others in level crossing safety. Additional criteria for nominations can be found in the Award Criteria document. The deadline for submittal of nominations is August 2nd, 2013.

Further information can be obtained from Jessica Franklin at: Franklin, j-franklin@tamu.edu.

**Hoy A. Richards was a former Texas A&M Transportation Institute senior research scientist and leader in the highway-rail grade crossing area for more than 40 years. His enthusiasm and persistence for promoting safety at highway-rail grade crossings were instrumental in the formation of the Railroad Highway Grade Crossing Committee at the Transportation Research Board and the ITS User Service 30 for Highway-Railroad Intersections.

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