Blacksburg, VA - The director of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is going to the White House this week for a special honor.
Thomas Dingus will be honored as a Champion of Change.
Virginia Tech says Dingus was selected for his leadership in developing transportation technology solutions to improve safety and reduce congestion.
Dingus will be honored at the White House Wednesday, and will take part in a panel discussion.
Dingus was hired as director of the institute in 1996, which has grown from 15 employees to more than 350.