Best Annual Meeting Paper Award

Recognizes the author(s) of a paper judged to be the best of those written and presented at the ITE Western District Annual Meeting based upon its value to everyday transportation engineering. The author must be a Westerm District (District 6) member. Papers are screened by the local arrangements technical committee and judged by a panel of section technical chairs, reviewing both the paper and presentation. Key criteria include: Ability to easily understand author’s subject; Material which provides innovative/unique creative information to ITE members; Quality of presentation; Ability to clearly communicate information presented in paper; and Time Management. The award was established in 1992 and the winning author(s) receive a plaque at the Western District Annual Meeting.

Award Winner
Paper Title
2014 Yuri Mereszczak and
Andrew Cibor
Transportation Planning Opens the Door to Value-Driven Recommendations in Eagle, Idaho
2013 Matt Weir and
Jason Shykowski
Sometimes ‘Really Good’ Time of Day Coordination Does Outperform Adaptive Control
2012 Sam Morrissey and
Steve Weinberger
Enhanced Pedestrian Crossing Treatments in Santa Monica
2011 Smith Siromaskul Breaking the Diamond: DDIs, CFIs, and SPUIs
2010 Ricardo Olea San Francisco’s Octavia Boulevard
2009 Chuch Huffine Changing Campus Culture: Making the Bus “Cool”
2008 James M. Witkowski Maricopa County Enhanced Parkway Alternatives Study
2007 James Peters, Robert Bertini, and Jay McCoy Evaluating an Adaptive Signal Control System in Gresham
2006 Fred Liang Development of the Bellevue Real Time Arterial Traffic Flow Map
2005 Randy Kinney Experience Using Interactive Highway Safety Design Model (IHSDM) to Evaluate Alternatives for a Rural Mountainous Two-Lane Highway 3R Project
2004 Paul Brown Relentless Traffic Demand Meets its Match in Isolated Corridors
2003 Sutti Tantiyanugulchai Analysis of a Transit Bus as a Probe Vehicle for Arterial Performance Measures
2002 Stephen Sargeant Performance Evaluation of Modern Roundabouts on South Golden Road
2001 Wayne Ko, Glenn Grayson, Scott Carlson Traffic Signal Priority Through Signal System Control
2000 William Kloos and Kenneth Turner Implementing Traffic Signal Priority for Buses in Portland
1999 Tom Blaine,Charles Braden and Tanya Komogorova Intergration on GIS and GPS Technologies for Automated Maintenance of Traffic Control Signs
1998 Jack Fleck and Bridget Smith How Can We Make Red Light Runners Stop?
1997 Eric Wrage and Jerome Hall Efforts to Control Vehicle Speeds in New Mexico Work Zones
1996 Daniel Cleavenger and Jonathan Upchurch Motorist Perception of Ramp Metering
1995 Barry Schulz and Stephen Pouliot Colorado State Highway 82 Project-Basalt to Buttermilk
1994 Mark Miller Microwave Traffic Signal Interconnect – A Viable Alternative to Land Lines
1993 Patricia Noyes Evaluation of Traditional Speed Reduction Efforts in Residential Areas
1992 Steven Colman Are traffic signals economically warranted?