Eisenhower, founders of Caterpillar among ARTBA inductees for Transportation Development Hall of Fame

Updated Dec 8, 2016
Clarence Leo Best (1878-1951); Caterpillar photo.Clarence Leo Best (1878-1951); Caterpillar photo. Benjamin Leroy Holt (1849-1920); Wikipedia photo.Benjamin Leroy Holt (1849-1920); Wikipedia photo.

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) announced the addition of four individuals to its Transportation Development Hall of Fame, which honors individuals or families from the public and private sectors who have made extraordinary contributions to the development of transportation in the United States during their careers.

Nominations are made in the following two categories:

  • Transportation Design & Construction Industry Innovators honors those original innovators who discovered or created a product or process that significantly advanced transportation design, construction and/or safety. Benjamin Leroy Holt and Clarence Leo “C.L.” Best, the founders of Caterpillar that helped construct projects such as the Hoover Dam and the Golden Gate Bridge, were chosen to receive this honor.
  • Francis C. Turner (1908-1999); FHWA photo.Francis C. Turner (1908-1999); FHWA photo. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890- 1969); Presidential Library archives photo.Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890- 1969); Presidential Library archives photo.

    Transportation Design & Construction Industry Leaders  recognizes those who have made significant contributions that have helped advance the interests and image of the transportation design, construction and safety industry. Those receiving this honor were President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States who authorized construction of the Interstate Highway System and created the Highway Trust Fund in 1956; and Francis C. Turner, the chief engineer of the Interstate Highway System who also expedited completion of the Alaska Highway and served as Federal Highway Administrator from 1969-1972.