UNC Highway Safety Research Center honored for excellence in transportation

CHAPEL HILL - The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) was chosen to receive the 2007 Founder's Award at the 2007 North Carolina Transportation Hall of Fame (NCTHF) Induction & Awards Ceremony in Spencer, North Carolina.

The Founder's Award was established in 2004 to honor excellence in transportation among any mode or field.

"We are proud of the rich history of the Highway Safety Research Center and of the dedicated and knowledgeable staff who make the Center a leading research organization in the transportation safety field. We are honored to be receiving this award from the North Carolina Transportation Hall of Fame," said David Harkey, director of HSRC.

The North Carolina Transportation Hall of Fame was founded in 2003 by long-time North Carolina transportation professionals Dr. David Robinson and Robert Martin to recognize and promote past, present and future transportation accomplishments in North Carolina by honoring individuals, agencies, organizations and businesses. Other goals include recognizing the history of transportation; promoting and supporting transportation education and research in North Carolina schools; and serving as a headquarters for the NCTHF programs, activities and services.

The ceremony was held October 23 at the North Carolina Transportation Museum and was attended by transportation professionals from around North Carolina .

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UNC Highway Safety Research Center contact: Jennifer Bonchak (919) 843-4859



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