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For Immediate Release:

Maryland Department of Transportation Continues
Its Award-Winning Ways

MDOT Business Units Have Won 167 Awards and Acknowledgements in the
Department’s First 2½ Years

September 14, 2017

HANOVER, MD – In the past 2 ½ years since the Hogan Administration took office, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and its various units have continued to win local and national acclaim for delivering outstanding initiatives while meeting the daily transportation needs of Marylanders. Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn today announced that MDOT has received 167 awards and acknowledgements since January 2015 ‑ 90 awards in the first 18 months ‑ http://ow.ly/TVUh30dJb4e ‑ and 77 additional recognitions through July.

“The MDOT team continues to demonstrate its commitment to customer service,” said Secretary Rahn, who credited MDOT’s 10,206 employees for the success. “Our dedicated staff works very hard every day to provide travelers exceptional quality products and service throughout Maryland.”

The recognitions include MDOT’s multimillion-dollar transit projects, bus safety and security measures, advertising campaigns and highway construction programs statewide. The awards showcase the state’s commitment to safety, sustainability, infrastructure, customer service and economic prosperity. 

Awards were presented throughout MDOT, which is comprised of five business units and one Authority: MDOT State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), MDOT Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA), MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA), MDOT Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA), MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration (MDOT MAA), and the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA). MDOT is uniquely configured, with all its units under one umbrella, to give its leaders the ability to craft a coordinated and balanced approach to transportation. MDOT’s core mission is to be a customer-driven leader that delivers safe, sustainable, intelligent, and exceptional transportation solutions to help customers connect to life’s opportunities.

Awards and recognitions from August 2016 through July 2017 include:

MDOT MTA

  • July 2017: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Quality of Life/Community Development Award. Medium category (projects costing between $25 million and
    $200 million) Takoma Langley Crossroads Transit Center Project.
  • July 2017: AASHTO Operations Excellence Award, Metro Interlockings Reconstruction Project.
  • May 2017: American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) 2017 Certificate of Merit for Bus Safety and Security.
  • April 2017: APTA – Bus Safety & Security Excellence Awards, Certificate of Merit ‑ Bus Turn Alert System reducing pedestrian accidents.
  • January 2017: MdQI Maryland Transit Administration Award: Project under $5 Million, Grade Crossing Replacements on Seaford Freight Line in Caroline County, with AECOM of Baltimore, MD, STV, Inc. of Windsor Mill, MD; and Bullock Construction of Easton, MD.
  • January 2017: MdQI Maryland Transit Administration Award: Project over $5 Million; Metro System – Interlockings Reconstruction Project for Reisterstown Plaza-West, Rogers Avenue-East, and Subway Portal Interlockings, with AECOM of Baltimore.
  • September 2016: AASHTO – President’s Transportation Award for Public Transportation – BaltimoreLink, WTTZ, OTP ‑ performed exemplary service during the year furthering the transportation activities of MTA which has a salutary impact on regional transportation.

MDOT SHA

  • June 2017: People’s Telly Award – Short Form/Social – A Bicyclist Could Be Someone You Know (video) PT Bronze.
  • June 2017: People’s Telly Award – Promotional Pieces – Work Zone Safety (video) PT Bronze.
  • May 2017: The Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts – Communicator Award of Distinction – Ocean City Walk Smart Crab Naming Contest.
  • May 2017: American Business Awards – Silver Award – Best Twitter Feed.
  • May 2017: American Business Awards – Bronze Award – e-Road Ready online newsletter publication.
  • May 2017: American Business Awards – Bronze Award – Video: “A Bicyclist Might Be Someone You Know.”
  • January 2017: MdQI Partnering in Construction Silver Award – Dual Steel Bridges on US 13 over the Pocomoke River, with JMT of Sparks Glencoe and FAY, Inc. of Glen Burnie, MD.
  • January 2017: MdQI Partnering in Construction Bronze Award – US 1 / Ammendale Road Intersection, with Concrete General, Inc. of Gaithersburg, MD.
  • January 2017: MdQI Maryland State Highway Administration Award: Project under $5 Million,
    MD 129 (Park Heights Avenue) Bridge over I-695 (Baltimore Beltway), with Martins Construction Corporation of Falls Church, VA.
  • January 2017: MdQI Maryland State Highway Administration Award: Project over $5 Million; Dual Steel Bridges on US 13 over the Pocomoke River, with JMT of Sparks Glencoe and FAY, Inc. of Glen Burnie.

MDOT MVA

  • June 2017: National Capital Emmy awarded for the MVA MHSO’s seat belt television spot called “There’s a Killer Behind Me.” The spot won the Emmy in the category of Community/Public Service PSA.
  • May 2017: American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) Community Service Award for Adopt-a-Senior.
  • May 2017: AAMVA – PACE Division 3: Advertising, Category 3D ‑ Indoor or Outdoor Print or Digital Advertising for Noah's Law Gas Pump Top Advertising.
  • May 2017: AAMVA – PACE Division 5: Video, Category 5B ‑ Video Production, Externally-Produced for Noah’s Law Training Video.
  • April 2017: 2016 Gold Horizon Interactive Award, Mobile Apps for Education category, MD Practice Driving Test. Winners of the Horizon Award are recognized world-wide on a global stage as the top designers and developers of web sites, mobile apps, videos and more.
  • March 2017: International Card Manufacturers Association – Elan Award for Excellence – Maryland Proud Driver’s License and Identification Cards.

MDOT MPA

  • July 2017: Five American Association of Port Authorities 2017 Awards
  • Award of Excellence for Sediment to Solutions Video
  • Award of Distinction for the Port of Baltimore magazine
  • Award of Distinction Sediment to Solutions Infographic
  • Award of Distinction for Sediment to Solutions Channeling Innovations Campaign
  • Award of Merit for in-house generated ad series for Cruise Maryland at the Seatrade cruise conference.
  • June 2017: MPA’s Environmental Management System (EMS) recertified under new International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001:2015 standard. ISO is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies. This systematic approach includes compliance with all regulations and laws, preventing or mitigating adverse environmental impacts, protecting public health, and communicating environmental information to all interested parties, including communities.
  • June 2017: Journal of Commerce recognized Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore as the fourth
    fastest-growing port in North America in 2016.
  • June 2017: Inbound Logistics magazine named Port of Baltimore a “Green Partner” in recognition of its Clean Diesel program.
  • May 2017: Port of Baltimore recognized for posting a record first quarter with 2,560,065 tons of general cargo, surpassing the previous record for the best January through March performance of 2,443,062 tons set last year. General cargo includes cars, containers, farm and construction machinery, forest products and breakbulk. The five percent improvement over 2016 was due primarily to cars and containers. Cars were up six percent over the first quarter of 2016.
  • January 2017: Port of Baltimore public marine terminals recognized for setting records in 2016 with key targeted commodities, surpassing 10 million total tons of general cargo for the first time ever. The record was up five percent from 2015.
  • January 2017: Port of Baltimore public marine terminals recognized for handling record number of containers in 2016, with 538,567 containers, up three percent from 2015’s record of 523,848.
  • January 2017: Port of Baltimore public marine terminals posted record January, handling 923,030 tons of general cargo (cars, containers, farm and construction equipment, forest products, and breakbulk). Most of that tonnage was containers, which also had a record for one month, 712,386 container tons. The general cargo record was a 14 percent improvement over January 2016.
  • January 2017: Port of Baltimore public marine terminals recognized for record number of forest products in 2016, with 519,744 tons of rolled paper, up 30 percent from 2015.
  • January 2017: Port of Baltimore recognized for handling most cars among all U.S. ports for sixth straight year.
  • January 2017: MdQI Maryland Port Administration Award under $5 Million; Dundalk Marine Terminal – Lot 304 Drainage Improvements at Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore, with WBCM of Towson, MD and Marine Technologies of Baltimore.
  • December 2016: U.S. Coast Guard recognized the public marine terminals at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore with a top rating of ‘excellent’ on a security assessment from the sixth consecutive year.
  • November 2016: Journal of Commerce named Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore the most efficient port in the U.S. for the third consecutive time. The Port averaged 71 container moves per hour per berth, a rate faster than all major American ports.
  • October 2016: Public Relations Society of America – Maryland Chapter Best in Maryland Award of Excellence for Advertorials (Journal of Commerce POB advertorial).
  • October 2016: Public Relations Society of America – Maryland Chapter Best in Maryland Award of Excellence for Events (Maersk event).
  • August 2016: Five MARCOM Marketing and Communications Awards
  • Three for MDOT MPA’s in-house generated ads
  • One for Carnival media event.
  • One for social media.
    • August 2016: American Association of Port Authorities 2016, Award of Distinction for the Maersk event.
    • August 2016: American Association of Port Authorities 2016, two Awards of Merit for POB in-house generated ad.

MDOT MAA 

  • July 2017: MSN list of The World’s Best Airports to Spend a Long Layover, Baltimore Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall).
  • June 2017: Washingtonian Magazine, “Best Airport for Exercise Addicts” – BWI Marshall.
  • April 2017: Airport Council International-North America (ACI-NA) Excellence in Airport Concessions Awards. 2ND Place – Best Retail Program – Large Airport, awarded to the shopping program at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
  • April 2017: American Marketing Association’s (Baltimore chapter) Marketing Excellence Awards;
    Best Advertising campaign, 2016 “myBWI” campaign.
  • March 2017: USA Today 10Best in list of Best Airport Sitdown Dining options – Gachi House of Sushi at BWI Marshall was ranked third best airport restaurant.
  • January 2017: Obrycki’s named to Insider list of “16 best airport restaurants in the country.”
  • January 2017: Maryland Quality Initiative (MdQI) Planning Award – Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport, Concourse D Art Competition, with Airport Design Consultants, Inc. of Ellicott City, MD.
  • January 2017: MdQI MBE/DBE Design Award – BWI Thurgood Marshall Runway Safety Area, Pavement Management and Standards Compliance Program, with Airport Design Consultants, Inc. of Ellicott City.
  • January 2017: MdQI Maryland Aviation Administration Award: Project under $5 Million; Near Term Federal Inspection Services (FIS) Improvements at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, with JMT of Sparks Glencoe, MD, Airport Design Consultants of Ellicott City, Parsons Infrastructure of Baltimore, and Baltimore Contractors of Glen Burnie.
  • January 2017: MdQI Maryland Aviation Administration Award: Project over $5 Million; BWI Thurgood Marshall Runway Safety Area, Pavement Management and Standards Compliance Program; with Airport Design Consultants, Inc. of Ellicott City.
  • November 2016: Platinum winner in annual MARCOM Awards Contest, for “myBWI,” a broad advertising campaign that promoted and reinforced BWI Marshall Airport’s “Easy Come, Easy Go” reputation in the marketplace. The campaign showcased BWI Marshall’s distinctive qualities – the lowest airline fares in the region, convenience for travelers, the number of nonstop flights, and the many great destinations available for our travelers.
  • August 2016: Thrillist list of “The Ten Most Surprisingly Great Airports in America.” BWI Marshall ranked # 1.

MDTA

  • March 2017: National Asphalt Pavement Awards, Quality in Construction Award over 50,000 tons –
    NB & SB Resurfacing – 12.5 Miles of Patching, Grinding, Wedge/Level, Final Gap Graded Surface Mix including Ramps. Contractor, Allan Myers of Worcester, PA and Fallston, MD.
  • March 2017: Maryland Asphalt Award over 10,000 tons – NB & SB Resurfacing – 12.5 Miles of Patching, Grinding, Wedge/Level, Final Gap Graded Surface Mix including Ramps. Contractor, Allan Myers.
  • January 2017: Overall ‘Project of the Year’ Award, Over $5 Million – Presented to the MDTA for Deck Rehabilitation of Bridges on I-95 South of the Fort McHenry Tunnel.
  • January 2017: Partnering Gold Award – Deck Rehabilitation of Bridges on I-95 South of the Fort McHenry Tunnel.
  • January 2017: ‘MDTA Modal’ Award of Excellence (Construction & Design), Over $5 Million – Deck Rehabilitation of Bridges on I-95 South of the Fort McHenry Tunnel.
  • January 2017: ‘MDTA Modal’ Award of Excellence (Construction & Design), Under $5 Million – Structure Repairs I-95 Bridges North of the Fort McHenry Tunnel.
  • January 2017: Outstanding Minority Business Enterprise – Award of Excellence – Sunrise Safety for Deck Rehabilitation of Bridges on I-95 South of the Fort McHenry Tunnel.
  • January 2017: Outstanding Sub-Contractor – Award of Excellence – Sunrise Safety for Deck Rehabilitation of Bridges on I-95 South of the Fort McHenry Tunnel.
  • January 2017: National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) Quality in Construction Award over
    50,000 tons. I-95 NB/SB Resurfacing (12.5 Miles). Contractor, Allan Myers.
  • January 2017: MdQI Subcontractor Award – Deck Rehabilitation and Joint Modifications of Bridges on
    I-95 South of the Fort McHenry Tunnel, with Sunrise Safety Services of Glen Burnie.
  • January 2017: MdQI Partnering in Construction Gold Award – Deck Rehabilitation and Joint Modifications of Bridges on I-95 South of the Fort McHenry Tunnel, with Wagman Heavy Civil, Inc. of York, PA and Wallace Montgomery of Hunt Valley, MD.
  • January 2017: MdQI Maryland Transportation Authority Award, Project under $5 Million – Structural Repairs to I-95 Bridges north of the Fort McHenry Tunnel, with RK&K and The Marksmen Company, both of Baltimore.
  • January 2017: MdQI Maryland Transportation Authority Award: Project over $5 Million; Deck Rehabilitation and Joint Modifications of Bridges on I-95 South of the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore; with Wagman Heavy Civil, Inc. of York and Wallace Montgomery of Hunt Valley.
  • January 2017: MdQI Project of the Year over $5 Million; Deck Rehabilitation and Joint Modifications of Bridges on I-95 South of the Fort McHenry Tunnel, with Wagman Heavy Civil, Inc. of York and Wallace Montgomery of Hunt Valley.
  • August 2016: ENR MidAtlantic’s Best Projects 2016 Award – Highways/Bridges Category, with Ammann & Whitney Consulting Engineers of Edgewood, MD.
  • August 2016: ENR MidAtlantic’s Best Projects 2016 Award – Specialty Contracting Category, with Wagman Heavy Civil, Inc.

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Contact:
Erin Henson
MDOT Public Affairs
410-865-1025

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