Steve Warren, P.E., Lubbock District transportation, planning and development director (TP&D), has been honored with the Gibb Gilchrist Award at the 86th Annual Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Short-Course conference.
“For the past 19 years, Steve has been a vital force in moving transportation projects forward in the Lubbock District and around the state,” said Doug Eichorst, P.E., Lubbock District engineer. “During his tenure as the Lubbock TP&D, he’s secured over $394 million in funding for the freeway corridor and other major district mobility projects.”
Warren’s commitment to work with TxDOT’s transportation partners has resulted in securing funding that has completed four of the five Marsha Sharp Freeway projects and two major corridor projects—the Northwest Passage (northwest Loop 289) and widening West Loop 289—that have improved mobility for one of the fastest growing area’s in the city of Lubbock.
“The Gibb Gilchrist Award is given annually to a TxDOT engineer whose contributions to the development of highways and public transportation have made a lasting impact across the state,” Eichorst said. “Steve’s hard work has not only improved transportation for the Lubbock area, citizens in the Odessa, El Paso and Bryan Districts have also benefitted from his hard work. His dedication and commitment to transportation is unparalleled and a testament to his character and passion for building roads.”
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Steve on many projects over the past 15 years, and he is truly deserving of this honor,” said Ports-to-Plains President Michael Reeves. “He is a great engineer and we have all benefited from his contributions.”
Established to honor TxDOT’s fourth state highway engineer (the title changed in 1975 to executive director), the Gibb Gilchrist Award recognizes and encourages the skill, dedication, civic mindedness, innovation and performance excellence of department engineers in the field of engineering.