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Washington’s Institute of Transportation (ITE) has elected Marsha Anderson Bomar, John J. Kennedy and W. Hibbett Neel as honorary members. The membership is presented to individuals of notable and outstanding professional achievement.
Bomar is the executive director of the Gateway85 Community Improvement District, where her focus is on mobility, infrastructure, safety, security, and economic development. She was previously founder and president of Street Smarts and Data Smarts and is an international past president of ITE and past chair of LeadershipITE, Technical Council Design Department, Policy Committee and Transportation Planners Council. Bomar has been the chair of the Goods Movement Council and author of the Urban Travel Characteristics chapter of the Transportation Planning Handbook.
Kennedy has been involved in the transportation industry for 45 years and has helped influence how traffic operations function. He is senior principal and co-founder of employee-owned consultancy firm Vhb.
Neel has been a traffic engineer, company leader and ITE ambassador for over 50 years as well as the recipient of ITE's Burton W. Marsh Distinguished Service Award in 2011. He is an International past president of ITE and was a co-founder and the first president its Deep South Division. Neel’s leadership roles in the company led to a position as international president in 2014. He also won the Deep South Section Outstanding Service Award in 2000, the Southern District Herman J. Hoose Distinguished Service Award in 1997 and the Southern Section Marble J. Hensley Individual Activity Award in 1979.
More information about the individuals is available on the ITE Journal.