Vice President and Regional Practice Leader Bob Murphy, PE, PTOE, RLS, was honored with a 2020 Engineer of the Year award from the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) for his commitment to the industry, involvement in professional organizations and reputation throughout the state. The recognition was announced during the livestream of the TSPE Virtual Awards Banquet.
Bob also received the 2019 Herman Hoose Distinguished Service Award from the Southern District Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). This achievement, created in 1972, is annually given to a recipient based on personal traits such as integrity, leadership, individual accomplishments, technical research and organizational service.
Throughout his 40-year career, Bob has provided services for a wide range of transportation and traffic planning and design projects. His diverse background includes bikeway and pedestrian planning and design, traffic safety and accident analysis, capacity analysis, roadway geometric design, intersection design, traffic signal system analysis, parking lot and garage design, and parking analysis. Bob is highly regarded within the transportation community throughout Tennessee and the Southeast, and he has served on numerous national committees assisting in the review of national transportation engineering standards. Outside of contract management, he spends his time giving presentations, hosting forums and participating in panels, and has been featured in publications such as the Nashville Post and the Nashville Business Journal.