The ITE Council Impact Awards seek to recognize individuals and organizations for outstanding contributions to the transportation industry and the communities they serve.
ITE’s six area-of-practice technical councils are the technical engine of ITE, providing relevant research and resources to actively contribute to the body of knowledge in their areas of discipline.
Additionally, ITE has three employer councils—the Public Agency, Consultants, and Industry Councils.
ITE Councils work to advance the knowledge and practice in their disciplines, and the Council Impact Awards seek to recognize those professionals and/or organizations who have demonstrated excellence in the following core focus areas:
Nomination packages will be accepted beginning on January 1 via https://ite-awards.secure-platform.com/a/. The nomination period ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on March 31 after which time no more submissions will be accepted.
Individuals and/or Organizations who have made significant and impactful contributions to the transportation industry and the communities they serve, particularly in one of the core focus areas outlined above, are eligible to be nominated for a Council Impact Award. NOTE: Nominations should not be submitted for individual projects. Programs and initiatives may be considered. Individual projects may be considered for the Transportation Achievement Awards.
The Council Leadership Team will appoint a panel of qualified judges from the Council Leadership Team as well as each of the Technical and Employer Councils to recommend Council Impact Award recipients from the pool of nominations received.
Recipients selected to receive a Council Impact Award (and those who nominated them) will be notified directly by ITE around June 1; however, winners will be not made public until ITE’s Annual Meeting and Exposition.
ITE Council Impact Award recipients will receive a trophy or plaque in conjunction with ITE’s Annual Meeting and Exposition and recognition in ITE Journal. Time and place of the presentation TBD.
All nominations for a Council Impact Award have the same requirements and judging criteria; there are no categories. However, at the judges’ discretion, a Council Impact Award may be given for the following ITE “Legacy Awards” as appropriate.
ITE Traffic Engineering Council Troy A. Peoples Award
The ITE Traffic Engineering Council Troy A. Peoples Award is given to an individual or organization who is recognized as a leader in the field of traffic engineering through their involvement with innovative activities, professional organizations, the community, or the performance of traffic engineering. It honors the legacy of Troy A. Peoples, P.E., a renowned expert in Transportation Engineering and Life Member of ITE who was an innovator, leader, and mentor throughout his long career.
The ITE Safety Council Individual Award is given to a person who is recognized as a leader in the field of traffic safety through his/her safety activities in professional organizations, in the community, or in the performance of traffic engineering. The Safety Council Organization Award is given to an organization that has provided exemplary support for traffic safety through financial support, public relations, or other means. The award honors the legacy of Edmund R. Ricker, president of ITE in 1967 and author of numerous traffic safety books and research papers.
The ITE Pedestrian and Bicycle Standing Committee John LaPlante Award is bestowed on a project that applies innovative solutions or techniques related to pedestrian and bicycle activities. The award honors the legacy of John LaPlante, a Fellow and Life Member of ITE and a generous contributor throughout his 58 years of service to the organization. A pioneer in the area of complete streets and a well-known champion for pedestrian and bicycle safety, John is remembered by colleagues as working tirelessly on behalf of these causes before their importance was widely recognized.
The ITE Consultants Council Nelson J. Shaffer Distinguished Consultant Award is awarded to recognize a consultant for outstanding contributions to the transportation engineering/planning profession. Nelson J. Shaffer was a fellow and life member of ITE and served on the Executive Committee of the Consultants Council for almost 15 years. During his nearly 50 years of Institute membership, Nelson served as the President of the Mid-Atlantic Section (MASITE) and the Mid-Colonial District, was the Vice Chair of ITE’s Advocacy Committee, and served on the International Board of Direction. The Nelson J. Shaffer Distinguished Consultant Award continues Nelson’s legacy by recognizing his leadership and untiring contributions to ITE and the transportation industry.