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2014 TransOvation Awards


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2014 TransOvation Awards

  1. 1. SUBMISSION DEADLINE October 15, 2014 Recognizing Innovations that Improve Transportation TRANSOVATION AWARDS 2014 Dr. J. Don Brock The ARTBA Building • 1219 28th St. N.W. Washington, D.C. 20007 • (t) 202.289.4434 •
  2. 2. The mobility made possible by our network of built transportation infrastructure impacts virtually every aspect of modern life. Where we live, work and worship. The choices available and cost of virtually everything we buy. And our access to schools, health care, recreation and emergency services. Transportation mobility, however, is impacted by the physical condition, design characteristics and level of performance provided by our infrastructure network. Heavily congested roads, for example, drive up the cost of products and services, deprive citizens of time with their family, waste energy and cause otherwise unnecessary motor vehicle emissions. A poorly maintained or even icy road (or runway, or rail track) can cause crashes that lead to otherwise unnecessary injuries, deaths and related health care and insurance costs. The annual “Dr. J. Don Brock TransOvation Award” program, sponsored by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA- TDF), exists to promote and recognize innovations that make our transportation infrastructure network the best it can be serving those who pay for it, use it and rely on it. The “Dr. J. Don Brock TransOvation Award” honors innovative transportation infrastructure-related products, services, technologies and techniques that can be quantifiably 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. *Extra credit given to nominations that meet all of the above criteria. Nominations will be reviewed by independent panel of judges. Winners of the prestigious “Dr. J. Don Brock TransOvation Award” will be honored at a special awards reception held in conjunction with the annual “Dr. J. Don Brock TransOvation Workshop.” Winners will be featured on ARTBA’s internet site, in “Transportation Builder” magazine, and in media and government education activities conducted by the ARTBA-TDF. 2014 “Dr. J. Don Brock TransOvation Award” Required Submission Materials All nomination materials must be submitted online using the online application tool. 1. Completed nomination form 2. Answers to the following supporting questions. Applicants may enter “N/A” if the question is “not applicable” or you have “no answer.” • What year was the innovation introduced to the marketplace? • What problem or unmet need does the innovation address? • Who benefits from the innovation? How? 3. Nomination fee of $400 for ARTBA members and $500 for non-members. The application fee may be paid by credit card using our online store or checks can be made payable to ARTBA, please denote “TransOvation Awards” in te memo line of the check and mail to: TransOvation Awards Competition c/o Accounts Receivable The ARTBA Building 1219 28th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20007 4. List contact information (company and phone number) of local and regional media outlets that could be notified in the event that the entry is selected as a winner (minimum of 2 companies). 5. At least two electronic images showing significant features of the innovation (300dpi or higher, JPEG, TIFF, or high quality PDF). 6. Nomination materials must be submitted online and applicable application fees must be received no later than October 15, 2014. No exceptions after this date. 7. All applicants will be notified of the results on or before October 19. Optional Supporting Materials Supporting materials are encouraged and will be used by the judges. They may include, but are not limited to (limit 6 attachments): • Video product demonstrations and/or testimonials; • Studies or reports; • Marketing materials; • News articles, radio or television stories; • Awards or citations; • Letters of praise from government agencies/users; and *All submitted application materials become property of ARTBA- TDF and may be used by the foundation for appropriate marketing or multimedia production purposes. Questions? Contact ARTBA’s Awards Program Manager Kashae Williams at or 202.289.4434 ext. 109. • How unique is the innovation? Is it the first-of-its-kind? If, not, how different is it and how much improvement did it make to an existing product, service, technique or technology? • What is the documented or quantifiable evident that supports the idea that this transportation infrastructure-related innovation has helped improve transportation safety, save time and or money for users/taxpayers, or led to more sustainable transportation infrastructure? • Has there been a change within the transportation design and construction industry to “follow” the innovation? How so? • What individual(s) is/are primarily responsible for development of the innovation? • Summarize the information above so that “the story” of this innovation can be told at the awards ceremony, in a news release, article or other promotional materials (200 characters or less).