Joseph Hummer

was presented last week with the North Carolina Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers 2012 Contribution to Transportation Award. This prestigious award, given in 2010 to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, honors an individual who has contributed significantly to transportation or political activities. Hummer is a transportation, highway design and safety expert. He is an international leader in the development and testing of unconventional intersection and interchange designs. Hummer served as a professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University for 20 years before coming to Wayne State this fall. He has published more than 80 journal articles from more than 50 funded research projects. His research has resulted in the appearance of new material in the Highway Capacity Manual (a core reference in the field) and federal government approvals of fluorescent warning signs at pedestrian walkways.