This award was established by the
Transportation and Development Institute
(formerly the Highway and Urban Transportation Divisions) of the Society by the solicitation of gifts from the many friends and admirers of Francis C. Turner, Hon.M.ASCE, former Chief Engineer of the Bureau of Public Roads, and retired Federal Highway Administrator. It was instituted by the Board of Direction in October 1988. Income from the award fund will be used to pay for honoraria, plaques, and administrative expenses incidental to the award.