Katie Turnbull, executive associate director of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), was presented with the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB’s) W. N. Carey, Jr. Distinguished Service Award on Jan 14, at the TRB Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Turnbull was recognized for her outstanding service to TRB and transportation research.
Since 1988, Turnbull has provided uninterrupted service as a chair or member of 23 TRB councils, groups, sections, committees, panels and taskforces, and has written or coauthored 39 TRB publications. Most recently, she served as chair of the TRB Technical Activities Council (TAC). In 2011, Turnbull was recognized as a National Associate of the National Research Council of the National Academies.
“It is an honor and very humbling to be selected for the Carey Award,” notes Turnbull. “It is extra special because TTI Director Emeritus, Charley V. Wootan, received the award in 1984. I have been fortunate throughout my career to work with an outstanding group of volunteers and TRB staff on numerous projects and activities. TRB has enriched both my professional career and my personal life. It’s provided me with numerous opportunities to help address key transportation issues and to help make a difference.”