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Joseph L. Schofer Receives 2011 Roy W. Crum Award

Joseph L. Schofer, professor of civil and environmental engineering and associate dean of the McCormick School of Engineering, will received the 2011 Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award from the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies.

The award 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.

Schofer will be honored for his important, wide-ranging contributions to 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.

States the board, “Actively engaged with Transportation Research Board 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 will receive the award Jan. 25 at the board’s annual meeting.