IPI Founder James Hunnicutt Retires
January, 2004Tighe & Bond announces the retirement of James M. Hunnicutt after a long and distinguished career in the parking and transportation profession.
After service in the Pacific during World War II, Jim graduated from Auburn University in 1950 and from the Yale Bureau of Highway Traffic in 1954. He began his career in the city of Chicago, as a field engineer for the Bureau of Street Traffic and Parking. His professional journey continued into Tennessee, where he served as General Manager of the Nashville Parking Board.
While in Nashville, he became one of the Founders of the International Municipal Parking Congress (which is now known as the International Parking Institute). Jim served as President of IPI and was selected as Parking Man of the Year in 1976. After Nashville, he ventured into Maryland, serving as Chief of the Montgomery County Bureau of Parking, the second-largest municipal parking authority in the nation at that time.
Jim started his private consulting practice in 1966 and joined forces with Allan Davis Associates in 1995, which today is a division of Tighe & Bond Consulting Engineers. Jim has provided consulting services for parking facilities at some of the world's largest airports, including Phoenix Sky Harbor, Baltimore/Washington International, O'Hare in Chicago and Schipol in Amsterdam.
Jim has written technical articles for a number of publications. He wrote the parking chapter in two separate editions of the Transportation Engineering Handbook. He also is the author of two chapters in "Parking 101," and has spoken at numerous parking conventions and technical meetings. Jim has testified before committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives considering parking legislation. He has lectured on traffic and parking at six colleges and universities.
In 2002, Auburn University presented him with its Outstanding Alumnus Award for Civil Engineering. Also in 2002, in honor of its 150th anniversary, the American Society of Civil Engineers, Alabama Chapter, named him one of the top 10 civil engineers in the state.