The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) is now accepting nominations for the 2009 "Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards." The awards will be presented during the "Traffic Management & Work Zone Safety Conference," held March 10–12 in Orlando, FL, at the World of Asphalt.
The annual awards competition honors outstanding efforts that promote safety in roadway construction zones. The awards program is divided into these categories:
- Outreach Campaigns, which recognizes specific outreach campaigns or safety programs by national, state or local agencies and firms aimed at improving work zone safety. It is open to government, private or public/private joint efforts.
- Worker Training, which honors specific training programs by public or private sector organizations with national, state or local scope, targeted towards improving the safety of workers impacted by roadway construction.
- Innovations in Technology, which recognizes the important role that technology plays in improving safety in and around work zones for workers and motorists alike. This category is open to manufacturers of all types of equipment or methodologies that integrate, develop or market innovative technologies, or that demonstrate innovative applications of existing technologies.
The competition is open to all interested individuals and organizations. An independent panel of judges will evaluate the entries. Applications must be received at The ARTBA headquarters building in Washington, DC, by February 5. To inquire about the award program or obtain a copy of the application form, contact ARTBA's Rhonda Britton at 202-289-4434. The application is also available online at www.artbatdf.org.
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, roadway work zone safety and training programs, special economic reports, and a national exhibition on transportation.