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iRAP CEO Rob McInerney has been awarded an esteemed “Contribution to the Transport Profession” Award by the Institute of Transportation Engineers – Australia and New Zealand (ITE-ANZ).

The award was presented last night during the annual ITE-ANZ President’s Dinner in Melbourne.

The Contribution to the Transport Profession Award is presented to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the development of the transport or traffic engineering profession over a sustained period. The contribution to the profession may be in the areas of transport research, strategies, projects, programs, administration or education, in the fields of traffic or transport engineering or transport planning.

The award recipient is selected based on the following criteria:

  • A significant contribution to the community through endeavour in the transport profession
  • Advancement in the practice of the transport profession
  • Coverage of the nominee’s contribution at the international or national level
  • The number of years the nominee has been active in the profession
  • Personal commitment
  • Standing in the industry

On receiving the award, Rob said, “Just like ITE I am part of a big community of experts and practitioners who form part of the global iRAP family. Our impact is made possible by the passion, spirit and commitment of so many people worldwide and this award recognises that team effort.

“I have been so lucky to have been taught, challenged and mentored by many of the past recipients of this Award. The ITE community is an amazing place for sharing knowledge, practices, skills and connections – and it is so great to see the focus on Vision Zero by Jeff Paniati and all of the ITE world.

“As Transportation Professionals we do have to reflect very hard on the horrific level of death and injury that occurs every day on roads in Australia and NZ, every day on roads worldwide. We have to ask ourselves can we do more, fight harder for safety and truly serve our communities as planners, engineers and transport professionals,” he said.

Read more about the Award and past winners HERE.

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