The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) is calling for nominations for its 2009 PRIDE Awards, which honor "excellence in community relations and public education that enhances the image of the U.S. transportation design and construction industry."
Awards are presented in the following categories:
- Community Relations: Programs and activities thatdemonstrate positive civic involvement with the community in which a firm/agency is located.
- Public-Media Relations/Education: Programs and activities that educate the public and opinion leaders about the significant contributions the transportation construction industry (or a specific sector of it) makes to the economy and/or quality of life.
- The 2009 PRIDE Awards program is open to all industry firms, agencies and associations. ARTBA membership is not required.
A completed nomination must be received at ARTBA by March 13. Entry forms may be obtained by contacting Rhonda Britton at 202-289-4434 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the internet at www.artbatdf.org. Award recipients will be notified in writing by April 3.
Awards will be presented during the 2009 ARTBA Federal Issues Program conference, held in Washington, DC, May 18–20.
The ARTBA-TDF was established in 1985 as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity to "promote research, education and public awareness." It supports an array of initiatives, including educational scholarships, awards, executive education seminars, roadway work zone safety and training programs, special economic reports, and a national exhibition on transportation.