Dale Moore isn’t content to leave his work hidden at a street corner. He welcomes opportunities to share it with others preparing to follow in his footsteps. For that willingness, the National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology presented Moore with a plaque acknowledging his contributions to its research and education programs.
Moore, a traffic signal technician in District 2, has given presentations in the NIATT traffic engineering lab for about 15 years and teaches a half-day session as part of the annual Traffic Signal Summer Workshop at the institute. NIATT is located on the University of Idaho campus in Moscow.
NIATT Director Dr. Michael Kyte presented the award last week at a meeting of the institute’s advisory board. He repeated the ceremony Wednesday as part of the Idaho Transportation Board’s annual tour of District 2 projects.
Moore frequently assists in the signal technology lab where he helps set up signals and helps make the hardware operational. He also plays an instrumental role in the annual summer workshop that attracts a dozen signal technology students from throughout the nation.
The District 2 technician presents a half-day session on loop detectors at the summer workshop and takes students on a field trip to observe controller boxes operating at Moscow intersections.
He also has been a great teacher for engineers who want to learn more about the practical application of electronics and computers in controlling traffic signals, Kyte said.
Considered one of the best signal technicians in Idaho, Moore also devotes evenings to teaching an electronics course at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston.
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Photos: Dale Moore explains traffic signal management with students at the annual NIATT Traffic Signal Summer Workshop (top and bottom); he was honored recently (middle) by Dr. Michael Kyte, NIATT director, for his regular assistance in teaching and research.