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Herbert S. Levinson

Herbert S. LevinsonThe highest recognition of notable and outstanding professional achievement presented by the Institute of Transportation Engineers is election to Honorary Membership. Herbert S. Levinson was elected as the Institute’s 53rd Honorary Member by ITE’s Board at their August 2, 1997 meeting.

Herbert S. Levinson is a teacher, researcher and practitioner. Herb has impacted the majority of the transportation profession through his teaching, his extensive writings and his practice. His work spans the disciplines of traffic engineering, transportation planning, parking, pedestrians, policy and highway and transit design.

Few transportation professionals have been so extensively published. Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), ITE and a myriad of other organizations cite more than 100 of Herb’s papers. He has worked on projects across North America and in many countries around the world. Herb is a proponent of teaching traffic engineers on field observation and analysis techniques.  

In 1994, Herb was selected for recognition that only a few transportation professionals have received-election as a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Herb received the Presidential Design Award for Excellence for his work as a member of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation team. ASCE is to present Herb the Wilbur Smith Award this month. 

Herb’s 48-year career has included employment with the Chicago Park District, Wilbur Smith and Associates and his own firm. He has served on the faculty of Yale University, the University of Connecticut and the Polytechnic University of New York. He has served on committees of the Transportation Research Board, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Planning Association and the Institute of Transportation Engineers.