The Center of Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida looks forward to the Transportation Achievement Awards each year. However, with the current pandemic, CUTR will not host a 2020 Transportation Achievement Awards. With safety as our top priority, we will monitor the pandemic during the upcoming year and hope to meet in-person for the 2021 Transportation Achievement Awards.
We will host a virtual presentation of student scholarships on Thursday, November 12, 2020 with more information to follow.
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The CUTR Transportation Achievement Awards event was established in 2003 as CUTR’s signature annual event, including a reception, presentation of numerous transportation awards to students and professionals, and dinner. CUTR actively seeks sponsors for this event and appreciates the support of many organizations, firms, and individuals over the years.
The Florida Transportation Hall of FameTM award was designed in 2003 for the CUTR Advisory Board to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to Florida transportation. Recipients are nominated by the CUTR Advisory Board in the Spring of each year and are honored at the Awards event in the Fall that recognizes their significant transportation leadership, insight, and innovation throughout their distinguished careers.
Also recognized at the Awards event are the annual winners of the Georgia Brosch Memorial Transportation Scholarship. A portion of the proceeds from the Achievement Awards event go to support the Scholarship Fund. The New Voice in Transportation award is presented to an individual recognized as an emerging leader in transportation. The National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) will present their Student of the Year award. Finally, a student poster competition is also held and winners are recognized at the awards event.
The Florida Transportation Hall of Fame Award was designed in 2003 for the CUTR Advisory Board to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to Florida transportation. Recipients are nominated by the CUTR Advisory Board in the Spring of each year and are honored at the Awards event in the Fall that recognizes their significant transportation leadership, insight, and innovation throughout their distinguished careers.View previous Florida Transportation Hall of FameTMTM recipients.
CUTR is partnering with the Women’s Transportation Society (WTS), Central Florida Chapter of Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) and Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) to recognize an individual at an earlier stage in their career who is demonstrating leadership in the transportation profession with significant potential for making an impact on transportation in Florida. We hope that this award will be a suitable companion to the Hall of Fame Award, and that it will help us to celebrate the diversity within our profession and that the recipient will inspire others to achieve excellence.
Educating students for careers in transportation is vital to enhancing the quality of life for our state and the nation. To assist in that education, and to help attract the best and brightest to careers in transportation, CUTR established the Georgia Brosch Memorial Transportation Scholarship, named in memory of the infant daughter of former CUTR Director Gary Brosch and his wife Barbara.
Awarded to an outstanding student who will become a future public transportation professional with a goal to build strong public transportation systems via workforce development programs to prepare for tomorrow’s multimodal challenges and opportunities. The award includes $1,000 and financial support to attend the TRB Annual Meeting in Washington DC.