Crandall served as ITE’s International President in 1952 to
worked 39 years for the Oregon Highway Department starting in the summer
of 1929 as a member of a survey party. In 1942 he was appointed Assistant State Traffic Engineer, and in
1947 he was promoted to State Traffic Engineer, a post he held until his
retirement in 1971.
was a true innovator in the field of transportation engineering.
He pioneered many of the traffic engineering principles that we
rely on today, including the use of yellow paint for centerline
striping. He played a key
role in the development of the landmark 1971 Manual on Uniform Traffic
Control Devices, and he served on the National Joint Committee on
Uniform Traffic Control Devices for 28 years.
was ITE’s Western Director on the Board of Direction in 1946
and 1947. In 1950, he was
nominated by petition for Institute Vice President.
He went on to win that election and in turn was elected as ITE
President. Bruce also
served as associate editor of the second edition of the
Traffic Engineering Handbook.
He has also been very active in AASHTO, TRB, ASCE, and APWA.