Olsson’s Rick Herrick Named MOVITE Transportation Professional of the Year

October 27, 2020

LINCOLN, Nebraska (October 27, 2020) – Rick Herrick, Olsson’s Fayetteville Transportation team leader, was named the Melvin B. Meyer Transportation Professional of the Year by the Missouri Valley section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (MOVITE).

The award is given to a MOVITE member who has made outstanding contributions to the advancement of transportation/traffic engineering to the organization and the profession.

Herrick has spent more than 50 years engineering public infrastructure and transportation projects. He joined Olsson in 1992 and helped build the firm’s Transportation practice from the ground up. His talent for creating and maintaining relationships and coming up with efficient solutions to transportation challenges were key in the growth of Olsson’s practice and MOVITE.

Two major projects Herrick worked on for Olsson were the Antelope Valley Revitalization, the largest public works project in Lincoln’s history, and North 33rd Street and Cornhusker Highway, a Railroad Transportation Safety District (RTSD) project that will enhance the highway’s corridor.

“Rick’s passion for transportation and public infrastructure engineering comes through in every project he touches,” said Cory Clark, Transportation practice leader at Olsson. “Rick has devoted his life to delivering cost-effective solutions that keep people moving. He’s well deserving of this award.”

Herrick moved to Arkansas in January to head up Olsson’s new Transportation team in Fayetteville.

Olsson is a nationally recognized engineering firm made up of people who craft expert solutions and designs that improve communities. The firm offers design and consulting services in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental and technology. For more information, go to www.olsson.com.