MRIGlobal Staff Honored by Transportation Research Board

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Transportation Research Board Honors Darren Torbic and Karin Bauer with “D. Grant Mickle Award”

Pictured from left: Darren J. Torbic, Karin M. Bauer, Christopher S. Kinzel, Robert J. Frazier.(Kansas City, MO) February 13, 2014MRIGlobal today announced that Darren Torbic, Principal Traffic Engineer, and Karin Bauer, Principal Statistician, are recipients of the Transportation Research Board’s D. Grant Mickle Award – an annual recognition of an outstanding paper in the area of operation, safety, and maintenance of transportation facilities.

This marks the fourth D. Grant Mickle Award for MRIGlobal. The award was presented at the annual Transportation Research Board meeting in Washington, D.C., attended by an estimated 12,000 policy makers, researchers, and government representatives.

This year’s award recognized the paper titled, “Treatment Effects and Design Guidance for High-to-Low-Speed Transition Zones for Rural Highways.” The paper was published in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board and was co-authored by David Gilmore, Christopher S. Kinzel, and Robert J. Frazier.

The Transportation Research Board is a division of the National Research Council, a private, nonprofit institution administered by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The Transportation Research Board provides exchange of information and research in highway technology.

MRIGlobal’s Transportation Research Center has more than 40 years of expertise in traffic engineering, geometric design, and highway safety. MRIGlobal’s traffic engineers have been responsible for key portions of America’s geometric design and traffic safety policies and guidelines.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the National Transportation Research Board for a fourth time,” said Thomas M. Sack, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of MRIGlobal. “Congratulations go to our researchers for their excellent work contributing to safer highways and travel for us all.

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