Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) Regents Fellow Tim Lomax received the Road Hand Award at the 2022 Texas Transportation Forum on February 7 in San Antonio, Texas. The Road Hand Award is the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT’s) highest honor for people who drive the state forward in the area of transportation. Awardees have contributed in a major way to transportation in their communities and the state.
Within TTI’s Mobility Division, Research Fellow Lomax works in the Mobility Analysis Program. He has conducted urban mobility research for more than 40 years. His expertise on topics such as congestion, mobility, event traffic management, and establishing performance measures elicits invitations to present to state and local governments in the United States; civic, business, and university groups; and agency leadership.
Lomax has served as lead researcher on several efforts to determine the benefits of transportation improvements and the costs for mitigating congestion in major Texas metropolitan areas. These projects have been conducted for the Texas 2030 Committee, working groups of TxDOT and Texas’ metropolitan planning organizations, and the Texas Transportation Commission. He also participated in regional and statewide congestion analyses and developed principles and performance measures to assess and communicate solution strategies.
“Tim Lomax has served Texas A&M University and the state of Texas with great distinction over the past several decades, and his expertise has been especially invaluable in recent years, as we execute on our congestion mitigation program known as Texas Clear Lanes,” said Texas Transportation Commission Chairman J. Bruce Bugg, Jr. “We congratulate Dr. Lomax on this well-deserved honor.”
In addition to his lead role in producing the nationwide Urban Mobility Report for the last four decades, Lomax has developed information on the application and benefits of a variety of mobility solutions, including high-occupancy vehicle facilities, and provided guidance to improve decision-making processes and performance management.
“I’m honored to receive TxDOT’s Road Hand Award,” shares Lomax. “But it’s really a reflection of the great TTI colleagues I work with and my very supportive wife and son.”
The Road Hand Award was first established in 1973 by Luther DeBerry, former state highway engineer and a 2003 Texas Transportation Hall of Honor inductee.