2016 S.D. Transportation Hall of Honor Inductees Announced
PIERRE, S.D. – Dean Hyde from Pierre and Ronald Peterson from Wakonda have been chosen for induction into the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor for 2016.
The purpose of the Transportation Hall of Honor is to recognize those who have made a lasting, valuable or unique contribution to South Dakota’s air, highway or rail transportation system.
The South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor dates back to 1972 and now includes 86 inductees.
Ronald Peterson, former Yankton area engineer for the South Dakota Department of Transportation, spent nearly his entire 43 year career in the Yankton office. Ron’s colleagues and associates characterize him as professional, knowledgeable, mild mannered and always a team player. His leadership and integrity not only made him a well-respected leader in the department, but also in the community.
Dean Hyde spent his transportation career in the offices of bridge design and planning, culminating his 40 year career as the chief planning engineer. Dean was instrumental during his early years in the department in securing the state’s first main frame computer. He also wrote Fortran based structural design/analysis computer systems and was involved in one way or another with the more than 1,000 bridges built on the state system during his career.
Congratulations to both Dean and Ronald. Banquets to honor them will be announced at a later date.