ARTBA accepting nominations for 2003 Globe Awards

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2003 “Globe Awards,” a program that recognizes private firms, public transportation agencies, construction equipment manufacturers and transportation construction projects that have excelled in protecting the environment.

Nominations must be received by June 30. The American Road and Transportation Builders Association will announce the winners at its annual convention, to be held September 10-13.

The Globe Awards competition is separated into two categories — project awards and process awards. Nominees for the project awards include private-sector firms and public-sector transportation agencies that have worked on construction of highways, local or secondary roads, bridges, public transit, airports, railroads, waterways or ports. Nominees should exhibit an unusual effort to protect or enhance the natural environment through planning, design and construction of U.S. transportation projects.

The process awards primarily recognize companies that have exhibited environmental responsibility in manufacturing, production and resource extraction related to transportation construction. Nominees can include heavy construction equipment and transportation safety product manufacturers and material companies.

Anyone may make nominations in either of the categories, as long as the nominees meet the requirements. Surface transportation projects must have been completed after June 30, 2001. Manufacturers or organizations that are nominated for the process category must have exhibited new innovation in environmentally safe manufacturing during the past two years.

To make a nomination or find out more about the Globe Awards, contact Rhonda Haskins at 202-289-4434. The nomination application is also available online at Winning entrants will be notified by August 30.