WASHINGTON, D.C.—Dominique Lord, Associate Research Scientist with the Center for Transportation Safety at the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), is the 2004 recipient of the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) D. Grant Mickle Award.
The award recognizes work on an outstanding paper in traffic operations, safety or maintenance of transportation facilities. The award was presented January 14 during TRB’s 83rd Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Lord was honored for his work on Development of a Procedure for Estimating Expected Safety Effects of a Contemplated Traffic Signal Installation. This paper was published in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. It is a response to cautions set forth in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices against the installation of traffic signals without conducting a study to confirm that safety and operation of an intersection would be enhanced.
Lord, a professional engineer, has been a member of the TTI staff since 2001. Lord has led studies on pedestrian safety, traffic conflicts at intersections, and safety issues of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technology. Lord was also a co-author of a paper that won the D. Grant Mickle Award in 2001. He is the second researcher to receive this honor twice.
TRB’s mission is to promote innovation and progress in transportation through research. The Board facilitates the sharing of information on transportation practice and policy by researchers and practitioners; stimulates research and offers research management services that promote technical excellence; provides expert advice on transportation policy and programs; and disseminates research results broadly and encourages their implementation.
TTI is the largest university-based transportation research agency in the nation. Research conducted there helps make the nation’s transportation system work, helps make it safe, and helps make it last.