March 14, 2022Welcome, Dr. H. Gene Hawkins

We are pleased to officially welcome Dr. H. Gene Hawkins to Kittelson LLC, as a Senior Principal Engineer. Gene has an extensive background in traffic operations, construction work zones, and is a leading expert on the subject of traffic control devices (i.e., signs, markings, and traffic signals). He is a former chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Traffic Control Devices Committee and is the current Chair for the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

Previously, Gene was a professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University and held a joint appointment as a research engineer with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, where he worked with several Kittelson & Associates, Inc. staff, including Jim Bonneson and Tom Urbanik. Others at Kittelson also had the privilege of working with Gene, some in grad school and some on NCHRP 3-130, Guide for Roundabouts.

Gene is the keeper of one of our industry’s most extensive online guides to the MUTCD, including a collection of previous editions, MUTCD resources, and practical information for how the MUTCD can be applied. He has also led development of TxDOT’s Freeway Signing Handbook, Pavement Marking Handbook, and Sign Crew Field Book, for which he was recognized with a Top Innovation Award.

To start a conversation with Gene, call 979-693-5800.