ARTBA announces 2006 Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards

Public and private transportation groups were awarded for their commitment to safety at the American Road and Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation’s sixth annual “Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards” luncheon in San Diego, Calif.

The competition, which was part of ARTBA’s annual meeting, recognized efforts to reduce roadway work zone construction accidents, injuries and fatalities. The awards were divided into four categories: private outreach campaigns, government outreach programs, safety training and innovations in technology.

An independent panel of judges selected the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors of Harrisburg and the New York chapter of Associated General Contractors for their private outreach campaigns dealing with safety.

The Florida Department of Transportation was selected as the winner of the government outreach program category, while the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association was selected for the safety training award. The award for innovations in technology went to Quixote Transportation Safety, based in Chicago, for the SST Safe-Stop truck mounted attenuator.