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Griffin Receives National Transportation Education Award

Posted: Jan 19, 2005

Gene C. Griffin, director of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI), has received the S.S. Steinberg Award from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The award was announced Jan. 10 in Washington, D.C., during the annual meeting of the association's Research and Education Division (RED).

Created in honor of RED's founding president S.S. Steinberg, the award recognizes an individual who has made remarkable contributions to transportation education.

Griffin has been UGPTI director for 25 years. He is responsible for the Institute's eight research programs. Under his leadership, the UGPTI has gained national recognition for its research and educational activities on rural and small urban transportation and logistics issues.

Griffin is a past president of ARTBA's RED and has served on the association's board of directors. He co-chaired the "Surface Transportation Research and Technology Working Group" of the ARTBA TEA-21 reauthorization task force, which helped prepare legislative recommendations for the reauthorization of the nation's surface transportation programs. Griffin also is past president of the Council of University Transportation Centers.

Founded in 1902, ARTBA is the consensus voice of the U.S. transportation construction industry in Washington, D.C. The transportation construction generates $200 billion in U.S. economic activity annually and sustains the employment of 2.5 million Americans.

Additional information about the association can be found online at www.artba.org

Published in NDSU's staff newsletter
It's Happening at State
Jan. 19, 2005

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