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For Immediate Release:

August 2, 2018

 

Maryland Department of Transportation Continues
Its Award-Winning Ways

MDOT and Its Business Units Have Won More Than 230 Awards and Acknowledgements since January 2015

Secretary Pete K. Rahn

HANOVER, MD – The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and its various units continue 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 232 awards and acknowledgements from January 2015 through July of this year.

“Our dedicated team members work very hard every day to provide travelers exceptional quality products and customer service throughout Maryland,” Secretary Rahn said.

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

For example, the MDOT Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) recently won an Operations Excellence Award for BaltimoreLink -- the complete overhaul of Baltimore’s bus system and addition of high-frequency routes -- from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). BaltimoreLink also won two awards In February from the Maryland Quality Initiative in the planning and modal award categories.

Other honors included: The MDOT State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) winning awards for videos about the Severn River Bridge project and Work Zone Safety. MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration (MDOT MAA) won multiple recognitions for BWI Marshall Airport’s amenities.

The MDOT Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) won environmental awards, the MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) won a speech writing award and the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) won a design award for signage.

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. The agency is comprised of six business units: MDOT MTA, MDOT SHA, MDOT MAA, MDOT MVA, MDOT MPA, and the MDTA.

See below for a list of the 65 awards and recognitions from Aug 1, 2017 through July 2018. See links on the final page for MDOT’s previous 167 awards.

MDOT MTA

  • February 2018: Maryland Quality Initiative (MdQI) Awards of Excellence, Planning category: BaltimoreLink Planning & Program Management
  • February 2018: MdQI Awards of Excellence, Modal Award category (over $5 million): Bus Main Shop Maintenance and Operations Facility
  • February 2018: MdQI Awards of Excellence, Modal Award category (under $5 million): BaltimoreLink West Baltimore Bus Transfer Facility
  • April 2018: MDOT MTA awarded $26 million from the Federal Transit Administration to implement the “Beyond the Bus Stop” program, which includes customer amenities such as lighting and real-time signage at transfer hubs throughout Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County
  • June 2018: MDOT MTA and the MD Department of Disabilities selected by the Community Transportation Association of America to participate in the Inclusive Coordinated Transportation Partnership Project
  • July 2018: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), 11th annual America’s Transportation Awards, Operations Excellence category for medium-sized projects costing between $25 million and $200 million: BaltimoreLink
  • July 2018: Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) selected MDOT MTA’s Microtransit Plan for participation in the SUMC Mobility-on-Demand On-Ramp Program

MDOT SHA

  • August 2017: AASHTO, Committee on Transportation Communications Awards, Silver Award, Indoor/Outdoor Advertising: A Bicyclist Might Be Someone You Know Campaign
  • August 2017: AASHTO, Committee on Transportation Communications Awards, Silver Award, Logo/Illustration/Infographic: Look Up Look Out Sunglasses/Glasses Creative
  • December 2017: Public Relations Society of America, Best in Maryland, Gold Award: e-Road Ready
  • December 2017: Public Relations Society of America, Best in Maryland, Gold Award: Ocean City Walk Smart Campaign
  • December 2017: Public Relations Society of America, Best in Maryland, Gold Award: Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands campaign
  • January 2018: Employer of the Year Award, WTS Baltimore Chapter
  • January 2018: Woman of the Year Award, MDOT SHA District 4 Engineer Sutapa Samanta, PhD
  • February 2018: MdQI State Highway Administration Project of the Year Award: MD 546 (Finzel Road) Bridge over I-68 in Garrett County; MDOT Municipal Awards, Project under $5 million, with Wallace Montgomery of Cockeysville, MD and East Coast Bridge of Nitro, WV
  • February 2018: MdQI State Highway Administration MDOT Municipal Awards: US 301 at MD 304 improvements in Queen Anne’s County; project over $5 million, with Wallace Montgomery in Cockeysville, MD and David A Bramble Inc. in Chestertown, MD
  • February 2018: MdQI Partnering in Construction Gold Award: I-695 bridge widening from MD 41 to MD 1147 in Baltimore County, with The Six-M Company of Delta, PA
  • February 2018: MdQI Planning Award: US 219 from I-68 Interchange to Meyersdale, PA, with McCormick Taylor, Inc. of Baltimore, MD and Dewberry of Owings Mills, MD
  • February 2018: MdQi Partnering Construction Silver Award: MD 180/MD 351 from Crestwood Boulevard to Structure Number 10149, with Pleasants Paving of Frederick, MD
  • February 2018: MdQI Subcontractor Award: New Market Community Safety Enhancement on MD 144 in Frederick County; with Baldwin Line Construction Co of Elkridge, MD
  • March 2018: Maryland Asphalt Association, Secondary Resurfacing Award: MD 331 to Marshy Hope Creek in Wicomico County
  • March 2018: Maryland Asphalt Association, Primary New Construction Award: US 301 at MD 304 interchange improvements in Kent County
  • March 2018: Maryland Asphalt Association, Interstate Resurfacing Award: I-95/I-495 to 1,000 degrees north of Old Gunpowder Road in Prince George’s County
  • March 2018: Maryland Asphalt Association, Primary Resurfacing Award: MD 295 southbound from Winterson Road to Hanover Road in Anne Arundel County
  • March 2018: Maryland Asphalt Association, Interstate Resurfacing Award: Ashton Road to west of Conococheague Creek in Allegany County
  • March 2018: Maryland Asphalt Association, Secondary Resurfacing Award: MD 31 from Tahoma Farm Road to Medford Road in Frederick County
  • March 2018: Maryland Asphalt Association, Secondary Resurfacing Award: MD 26 to Clemsonville Road to the Carroll County line in Frederick County
  • March 2018: Maryland Asphalt Association, Primary Resurfacing Award: MD 97 Bachman Valley Road to Old Hanover Road in Carroll County
  • March 2018: Maryland Asphalt Association, Primary Resurfacing Award: US 1/Baltimore County line to Montgomery Road
  • May 2018: American Business Awards, Bronze Award, Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Social Media Focused: Severn River Bridge video and #MDOTSHAcares
  • May 2018: American Business Awards, Bronze Award, Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Events & Observances: National Work Zone Awareness Week
  • May 2018: Telly Award, Bronze Award, Government Relations: Severn River Bridge video
  • May 2018: Telly Award, Bronze Award, Public Service/PSA: Bicycle Safety 3-Feet-of-Space campaign
  • May 2018: Communicator Award, Gold Award: Work Zone Safety Awareness video
  • May 2018: Communicator Award, Silver Award: Severn River Bridge video
  • May 2018: Communicator Award, Silver Award: Momentum employee newsletter
  • May 2018: Communicator Award, Silver Award: e-Road Ready

MDOT MVA

  • November 2017: Davey Silver Award: School Bus Safety Inspection This award honors the finest creative work in the US and around the world
  • April 2018: American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) PACE Division 6, Writing, Category 6E: Speech for MDOT Secretary Pete Rahn at Maryland Remembers

MDOT MPA

  • December 2017: Nine straight years of receiving an ‘Excellent’ security rating from the Coast Guard
  • July 2018: MPA’s Barbara McMahon wins Maryland Environmental Business Leadership Award
  • July 2018: American Association of Port Authorities, Advertising Award of Merit: Making Improvements
  • July 2018: American Association of Port Authorities, Advertising Award of Merit: A True GreenPort
  • July 2018: American Association of Port Authorities, Award of Distinction: The POB mobile app
  • July 2018: American Association of Port Authorities, Special Events Award of Merit: The Grande Baltimore ship christening
  • July 2018: American Association of Port Authorities, Video Award of Merit: Holiday e-card

MDOT MAA 

  • September 27, 2017: MSN / USA Today, Best Airports for Craft Beer Lovers:
  • BWI Marshall Airport.
  • October 2017: Well+Good, List of Nine Healthiest Airports Around the World: BWI Marshall Airport
  • November 2017: Forbes, List of Five of Most Convenient Airports for Exercising: BWI Marshall Airport
  • December 2017: TravelBank, Third Cheapest Airport for Parking: BWI Marshall Airport 
  • December 2017: USA Today, Year-End List of Best New Airport Amenities for 2017: BWI Marshall Airport’s ROAM Fitness gym and Airport Sherpa gate delivery app 
  • December 2017: Public Relations Society of America, Maryland Chapter, Best in Maryland Marketing Awards: myBWI campaign
  • March 2018: Baltimore Business Journal, Power 10 Executives: BWI Marshall Airport Executive Director Ricky Smith
  • June 2018: Capital Emmy Award: BWI Marshall Airport -- We Love Lifting You Higher commercial campaign, Bonnemaison, Inc. and Weber Shandwick
  • June 2018: 2018 ACI-NA Airport Concessions Awards, Third Place, Best Innovative Customer Experience Concept or Practice category: BWI Marshall Airport and ROAM Fitness
  • July 2018: Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), Thomas G. Newsome Founder’s Leadership Award 2018: Maryland Aviation Administration Executive Director Ricky Smith
     

MDTA

  • January 2018: MdQI MDTA Design Team Award of Excellence, Under $5 Million: On-Call Signs, Sign Lights, and Sign Structures Designer Whitman, Requardt & Associates, LLP Firms: Collinson, Inc.
  • February 2018: Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
  • March 2018: Maryland Asphalt Association Special Project Award, Rehabilitation: JFK Parking Lots, NB and SB Access Roads and Ramps Contract No. KH-2842-000-006 Designer: Whitney, Bailey, Cox, & Magnani, LLC Contractor: Allan Myers MD, Inc.

MDOT TSO

  • February 2018: MdQI Award of Excellence, Partnering for Non-Construction, Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel Replacement NEPA Study: Office of Freight and Multimodalism
  • March 2018: State Electronics Challenge, Silver Partner Award, Outstanding Work in Electronics Stewardship: MDOT
  • April 2018: Government Finance Office Association, Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting -- 18th straight year: Office of Finance
  • April 2018: MDOT’s Consolidated Transportation Bonds: AAA from Standard & Poor’s, Aa1 from Moody’s, AA+ from Fitch Ratings
  • May 2018: Green Electronics Council, EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) Purchaser Award: MDOT
  • July 2018: COMTO, Corporate Executive of the Year 2018: MDOT Deputy Secretary R Earl Lewis, Jr.

Previous new releases about MDOT’s awards:

http://www.mdot.maryland.gov/News/Releases2017/2017_Sept_14_MDOT_Wins_More_Awards

www.mdot.maryland.gov/News/Releases2016/2016_Aug_2_MDOT_Earns_Reputation_as_Award_Winning_Agency

For more information on MDOT and its business units, follow us on Twitter @MDOTnews or visit our website www.mdot.maryland.gov.

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