HSRC Director Doug Robertson retired following 40 years of service to the field of highway safety in December 2005. HSRC Deputy Director David Harkey has been named interim director as the search for a new director for the Center begins.
Throughout his research career, Dr. Robertson has served as the principal investigator on numerous transportation safety studies including work on symbolic pedestrian signal displays that led to the adoption of the "hand-walking man" symbols as a national standard for pedestrian signals in the United States.
Prior to coming to UNC, Dr. Robertson was a vice-president with Science Applications International Corporation and TransCore in Alexandria, VA. His career has included work as a professor of civil engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has also held positions with ITS America, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, and BioTechnology, Inc.
Dr. Robertson holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Maryland. In March 2003, he retired after 37 years in the Army and the Army Reserves. In his last assignment, Major General Robertson served as the Commanding General of the 108th Division, a unit of more than 3,700 soldiers located across North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Puerto Rico.
HSRC researchers and staff attended the 85th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) in January 2006, where over 10,000 transportation experts from around the world assembled to teach and be taught the latest innovations in transportation research.
Researchers and staff from the Center actively participated in the event by presenting their research, presiding over select sessions and discussing recent trends in transportation safety.
HSRC highlights from the TRB Annual Meeting include:
The TRB Annual Meeting covers all modes of transportation, drawing interest from researchers, policy makers and administrators as well as academic, industry, and government representatives. For more information on the annual meeting, please visit www.trb.org.
Please note there is a change in the Center’s mailing address. The Center’s new correct mailing address is:
The University of North Carolina
Highway Safety Research Center
730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. CB 3430
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3430
The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center
730 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Suite 300 | Campus Box 3430 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3430
Phone: 919.962.2203 | Fax: 919.962.8710