Better Roads, 5 November 2013
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 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 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.
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.
Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT): “Environmental Programmatic Permitting for OTIA III State Bridge Delivery Program” – 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.