In its highest recognition of notable and outstanding professional achievement, the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) awarded Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) Agency Director Dennis Christiansen with Honorary Membership. Christiansen becomes ITE’s 77th Honorary Member.
“Dr. Christiansen has demonstrated his leadership and dedication to the transportation profession as a former Texas District director on ITE’s Board of Direction and as a past international president,” ITE International Vice President Robert C. Wunderlich said during the ceremony.
“As a TTI employee who has risen through the ranks, his research findings and those of TTI continue to improve the quality of life in Texas, the United States and throughout the world,” Wunderlich, who began his career at TTI, said. “Thanks to this work, our roadways are safer, more efficient, more sustainable and better able to meet the needs of all users.”
A member of the TTI staff for 36 years, Christiansen has extensive research experience in several areas, including traffic operations and transportation planning, and is an international expert in high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes.