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Transportation Manager Jim Gough Receives the H. Robert Burton Distinguished Service Award

 
 

On July 31, Jim Gough received the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers’ (CITE) most prestigious award, the H. Robert Burton Distinguished Service Award, at its annual awards luncheon. The Thornhill-based transportation manager was recognized for his exceptional dedication to the transportation engineering profession.

Over his 27 years of volunteering with CITE, Jim has participated in numerous committees, task forces and initiatives. These include working to advance the highly respected “Canadian Capacity Guide for Signalized Intersections.” Considered the most comprehensive publication detailing the unique methodologies applied to Canadian traffic management, 16 years of continuing initiatives have seen this guide recognized by the Transportation Association of Canada as a national reference, and a new agreement this year to ensure that the methodology is supported by software that recognized our country’s best practices.

In addition, Jim served as chair of ITE’s first sustainability task force at the international level, which was later elevated to a standing committee, recognizing how sustainability issues permeate the transportation industry.  He also participated in organizing two international ITE conferences and numerous national gatherings for the organization.

The award is named after a founder of the original Canadian Section in 1951, Bob Burton, who spent his entire career practising and promoting traffic engineering.

Congratulations, Jim!