The Puerto Rico Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers awards two people each year base on their contribution to the field of transportation: a professional and a student.
Transportation Professional Award
This award was established by the ITE Puerto Rico Section in the year 2012 with the intention of recognizing the significant achievements, contributions, and performance from individuals, agencies, and/or private organizations in the field of transportation during a particular year.
The award nominees must have exemplary achievements and significant contributions in transportation and related fields, which include, but are not limited to:
- implementation of new technologies,
- advancement in transportation services,
- exemplary role in a high-relevance project,
- participation and significant service to ITE and the Section,
- advancement in transportation education, research activities, and professional development activities, and
- leadership positions in public agencies or private companies.
This award was established by the ITE Puerto Rico Section in the year 2012 with the intention of recognizing the significant contributions made by college students in education and/or research activities for the development of the transportation and related fields and recognizing those students that aspire to follow a professional career in transportation during a particular year.
The nominees must have been a good-standing student pursuing a bachelor, master, or PhD degree in a transportation-related field and must have been enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited university institution during the previous academic year. The nominations should consider the efforts and achievements made during his/her college studies, fellowships and awards, participation in research projects related to transportation topics, and the development of presentations and publications in technical conferences and/or journals.
Distinguished Transportation Professional
2018 – Vacant
2017 – Eddie Rivera (RIP), Posthumous Tribute
2016 – Josué Cruz Martínez
2015 – Alberto Figueroa
2014 – Juan C. Rivera
2013 – Felipe Luyanda Andino
2012 – Carlos Contreras Aponte
Outstanding Transportation Student
2018 – Bryan Ruiz Cruz
2017 – Vacant
2016 – Joangelli Gonzalez-Compre
2015 – Wilfredo Cordero Cruz
2014 – Kenneth Vélez
2013 – Josue Ortiz
2012 – Dra. Fabiola Buitrago González
Honorees at the 2011 ITE Puerto Rico Annual Meeting
Dr. Benjamín Colucci Ríos, Fellow ITE
Dr. Felipe Luyanda Villafañe, Fellow ITE
Dr. Salvador Padilla Escabi, Fellow ITE
Jose J. Parejo, Fellow ITE
Rafael R. Saldaña, Fellow ITE
Angel J. Soto, Fellow ITE
Dr. Hermenegildo Ortiz Quiñones (R.I.P.), Lifetime Recognition