ARTBA names Globe Award winners

Highway and bridge improvement projects across the country were recognized May 19 for their contributions to environmental protection and mitigation during the American Road and Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation’s (ARTBA-TDF) 10th annual “Globe Awards” event, held in Washington, D.C., as part of the association’s Federal Issues Program.

The “Globe Awards” recognize private-sector firms and public-sector transportation agencies that do an outstanding job in protecting and/or enhancing the natural environment in the planning, design and construction of U.S. transportation infrastructure projects and transportation construction-related product manufacturers and material suppliers that utilize exemplary environmental processes to protect and enhance the natural environment.

An independent panel of industry professionals reviewed all of the nominations and selected the winners. The 2009 “Globe Award” winners are:

“Road” Category

Kiewit Pacific Company; PND Engineers, Inc.; Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities
Gravina Island Access-Phase I

“Highway” Category

EADS Group, Inc.
“Lewistown Narrows”

“Railroad” Category

Ames Construction, Inc.
“BNSF Cajon Pass-Third Main Track/Keenbrook to Summit”

“Bridge” Category

First Place: FIGG; Flatiron Construction Corporation; Manson Construction Company
Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)
“The New I-35W Bridge”

Second Place: Maryland State Highway Administration; Potomac Crossing Consultants
“Woodrow Wilson Bridge-Anacostia East Wetland Mitigation Site”

Honorable Mention: HNTB Corporation; APAC-Kansas, Inc.; City of Omaha
“Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge”