Pietrucha elected VP of transportation association's research, education sector

By Stefanie Tomlinson
October 14, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Martin Pietrucha, director of the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, has been elected vice president of the research and education division of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

He began his appointment Sept. 16.

The ARTBA research and education division members shape national research policy by directing ARTBA's advocacy and educational efforts on behalf of increased federal funding for transportation research, education and training; promote their research by networking with industry stakeholders, such as contractors, transportation officials and design firms at ARTBA meetings and events; raise awareness about how developments in Washington impact their organizations by accessing ARTBA safety information, updates on federal policies and regulations and ARTBA's economic reports; and extend ARTBA benefits, including free membership, to their students. Members range from directors of university transportation centers and local technical assistance programs to individual faculty members in civil engineering and transportation.

A member of the Penn State faculty since 1990, Pietrucha is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).

His awards and honors include the 2011 ITE Innovation in Education Award and the 2001 Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Outstanding Teaching Award.

Pietrucha received his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, his master's degree in civil engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and his doctorate degree in civil engineering from the University of Maryland.

The Washington, D.C.-based ARTBA is a federation with the primary goal to aggressively grow and protect transportation infrastructure investment to meet the public and business demand for safe and efficient travel. In support of this mission, ARTBA provides programs and services designed to give its more than 6,500 public and private sector members a global competitive edge.

  • Martin Pietrucha, director of the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

    Martin Pietrucha, director of the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute.

    IMAGE: Penn State
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