MRIGlobal’s traffic engineers have been responsible for key portions of America’s traffic safety policies and guidelines, including the Transportation Research Board’s Highway Capacity Manual, the Federal Highway Administration’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, and the AASHTO Policy on Geometric Design for Highways and Streets.
In March 2009, the Missouri Department of Transportation presented Ingrid Potts, MRIGlobal Senior Traffic Engineer, Innovative Researcher Achievement Award for her leadership role in an MRIGlobal research project that evaluated improvements along 2,200 miles of Missouri highways.
Potts specializes in highway safety, traffic operations, and transportation planning. Her background includes experience in geometric design, accident analysis, and congestion management.
“What is especially gratifying about a lot of our work in the MRIGlobal Transportation Research Center is the traffic safety research, which we hope results in saving lives,” said Potts.
Potts has an M.S. in Transportation Engineering from Texas A&M University and a B.S. in Physics from North Park College, Chicago. She was awarded an Advanced Institute Fellowship at Texas A&M University and Mr. A. C. Taylor Distinguished Research Assistantship at the Texas Transportation Institute.