First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Kirk Steudle, former director of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDoT), has been nominated to receive the IRF Man of the Year award.
Established in 1951, IRF's Man (Woman) of the Year award recognises public, private and education sector professionals with an outstanding track record of leadership and commitment to the road transport industry.
Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel, chairman, IRF, says: "This accolade crowns an exceptional career and a highly respected voice on innovation in transportation, at a time when road sector stakeholders everywhere are embracing creative thinking in anticipation of new trends shaping our current transportation model."
Prior to his retirement from MDoT, Steudle oversaw its US$4.7 billion annual budget and was responsible for the construction, maintenance and operation of nearly 10,000 miles of state highways and more than 4,000 state highway bridges. Also, he served in a range of volunteer leadership roles with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the Transportation Research Board and ITS America.
In October, he was appointed senior vice president at Econolite’s transportation systems group. He is also in charge of CAVita, the company’s connected and autonomous vehicles subsidiary.