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ARTBA recognizes three state agencies for innovative programs

Posted By Amanda Bayhi On November 1, 2013 @ 2:22 pm In News & Analysis | No Comments

TransOvation Logo [1]The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation’s (ARTBA-TDF) recognized three statewide programs as models of innovation at its ARTBA Young Executive Leadership Council in San Jose, California, this week.

ARTBA presented the TransOvation Awards [2] at the “Dr. J. Don Brock TransOvation Workshop” on October 28.

ARTBA notes that the awards recognize “innovative transportation infrastructure-related products, services, technologies and techniques introduced over the past five years that can be documented to provide a high return-on-investment by: improving transportation safety; saving transportation users and taxpayers time and/or money; or making our transportation infrastructure more environmentally sustainable.”

Three state departments of transportation, along with the contractors that worked on each program, received TransOvation Awards:

  • Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) & Provo River Constructors: “Innovative Contracting: Fixed-Price, Best Design Procurement” – The project used fixed price, best-design procurement for its I-15 Corridor Expansion project [3] in central Utah, completing the project two years ahead of schedule in December 2012 and saving taxpayers $260 million. Read more about the project here [4].

  • Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development (LA DOTD) and the Louisiana TIMED Managers (LTM), a joint venture of GEC Inc., Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc., and THE LPA GROUP: “Louisiana TIMED Program” – LA DOTD implemented the TIMED program in the 1980’s, but it didn’t take off until 2002, when the agency selected LTM to oversee key functions.The $5.2 billion program was completed 20 years ahead of schedule. Learn more about the program here [5].

  • Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT): “Environmental Programmatic Permitting for OTIA III State Bridge Delivery Program [6] – ODOT established the program as a collaborative effort between 11 state and federal agencies. The program, created to repair and replace 300 highway bridges in less than 10 years, is projected to save $73 million. Read more about the program here [7].


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[1] Image: http://www.equipmentworld.com/files/2013/08/TransOvation-Logo.png

[2] TransOvation Awards: http://www.equipmentworld.com/artbas-transovation-workshop-to-focus-on-impacts-of-driverless-cars-new-technologies/

[3] I-15 Corridor Expansion project: http://www.equipmentworld.com/utah-missouri-honored-for-americas-top-transportation-projects/

[4] Read more about the project here: http://www.i15core.utah.gov

[5] Learn more about the program here: http://www.timedla.com

[6] OTIA III State Bridge Delivery Program: http://www.equipmentworld.com/better-bridges-3/

[7] Read more about the program here: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/OTIA/pages/odotbridgesee_regs.aspx

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