Ed Seymour, Texas Transportation Institute associate agency director, has been presented with a Regents Fellow Service Award, which is among the most prestigious honors bestowed by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. The award was presented during ceremonies held March 24 by the Board of Regents.
Seymour joins 75 other agency professionals singled out as Regents Fellows since the program began in 1998. The award recognizes employees who have made exemplary contributions to their university or agency and to the people of Texas.
“To be recognized by the Board of Regents and the chancellor in this way is very humbling,” Seymour said of the Regents Fellow award ceremony. “However, I think any accolades I receive, especially one of this caliber are a true reflection of the group of people I’ve had the pleasure of working with. I feel very fortunate to be honored like this.”
Seymour is a 19-year employee with TTI and is the head of the Transportation Operations Group, which includes offices in College Station, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and El Paso. He coordinates various initiatives and projects involving intelligent transportation systems, traffic sensor technology, traffic management, integrated corridor and system operations, traffic signal operations, work zone safety, traffic safety, traffic signs and markings, geometric design, railroad-highway grade crossings, and professional development.
He also oversees TTI’s growing international research effort.
Prior to his TTI employment, Seymour was an executive with the City of Dallas Transportation Department. Seymour began his career as an instructor for Dallas-area universities.
He received degrees in systems engineering and statistics at Southern Methodist University before obtaining his Ph.D. in management science at The University of Texas at Dallas.
Seymour is only the seventh TTI employee to receive the Regents Fellow Service Award.