As of October 1, 2016, the SWUTC concluded its 28 years of operation and is no longer an active center of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. The archived SWUTC website remains available here.

Walton Named to the ARTBA Transportation Development Hall of Fame

Walton_ARTBA_Hall_of_FameCongratulations to SWUTC Executive Committee member, Mike Walton, who was named to the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation’s “Transportation Development Hall of Fame.” This Hall was established in 2010, and “recognizes individuals or families who have made extraordinary contributions to US transportation development and demonstrated exceptional leadership over their lifetime.” The official induction ceremony was held at the ARTBA Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Luncheon on October 1, during the association’s national convention in Philadelphia. Dr. Walton is the first academic to be inducted into the ARTBA Hall of Fame.

Dr. Walton has been a transformative figure in bridging the gap between research and practice, through his service as a member of several Boards of Directorships of publicly and privately held companies, his research and consulting relationships with more than half of the state departments of transportation in the country, and his professional leadership activities to the Transportation Research Board (TRB), ARTBA, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the National Academies. His reputation as a leader and a “mover and shaker” in the transportation field has been built upon more than 40 years of service to the profession as a teacher, a researcher, a mentor, and a passionate contributor to his community.