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2016 Road & Bridge Safety Award Program Now Open to PA Boroughs

January 21, 2016 by · Comments Off on 2016 Road & Bridge Safety Award Program Now Open to PA Boroughs
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PSAB_borough_seal_outlinesEach year the Pennsylvania Highway Information Association (PHIA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) team with various state organizations to recognize the best road safety or bridge improvement projects undertaken across the state.  For the 34th straight year, the program is now open for members of the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB).  The same award program for PA’s townships opened last month and will open later in the year for PA’s counties.  Eligible projects are those in which most or all of the safety improvements were completed in 2015.  The competition recognizes not only major, high-cost projects, but any improvements that have increased public safety.

Go here for complete information and to download the entry brochures.

 

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2014 Road and Bridge Safety Award Program Open to PA Counties

May 28, 2014 by · Comments Off on 2014 Road and Bridge Safety Award Program Open to PA Counties
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CCAP2Each year the Pennsylvania Highway Information Association (PHIA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) team with various state organizations to recognize the best road safety or bridge improvement projects undertaken across the state.   Eligible projects are those in which most or all of the safety improvements were completed in 2013.  The competition recognizes not only major, high-cost projects, but any improvements that have increased public safety.   All entries are graded in four categories:  Safety, Resource Innovation, Benefits of Improvements, and Cooperation.

Applications are now open to all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.  For more information on the program or to download an applications, click here.

Entries are being taken until July 3, 2014.

 

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2013 Road and Bridge Safety Program Now Open to PA Boroughs

January 30, 2013 by · Comments Off on 2013 Road and Bridge Safety Program Now Open to PA Boroughs
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PSABSPHIA has launched its annual Road and Bridge Safety Improvement Award program for 2013.  The annual contest is now taking applications by members of the PA State Association of Boroughs (PSAB).

Each year the Pennsylvania Highway Information Association (PHIA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) team with various state organizations to recognize the best road safety or bridge improvement projects undertaken across the state.   Eligible projects are those in which most or all of the safety improvements were completed in 2012.  The competition recognizes not only major, high-cost projects, but any improvements that have increased public safety. Read more

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Call for Nominations: Transportation Advocate of the Year

January 14, 2013 by · Comments Off on Call for Nominations: Transportation Advocate of the Year
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PHIA’s mission is to be the leading organization educating the public on the importance and value of a safe and modern highway system.  As part of our mission, we periodically recognize those persons making lasting and outstanding contributions to the highway industry.

If you would like to nominate an individual to be considered for the award, please complete and return the enclosed form.  A committee will be assembled to review all nominations received.  The award will be presented at the PHIA Annual Meeting scheduled for April 23, 2013.

Eligibility
Nominees must be a highway transportation advocate from the public or private sector–working or retired–who lives in Pennsylvania.  Membership in PHIA is not required.  Recognition of an individual may be based on his or her contributions in a given year or for outstanding service in promoting the benefits of a vibrant, efficient and modern highway system over several years.

Please submit all nominations by March 1, 2013. 

  • DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATION FORM HERE.
  • To view a list of past recipients of the Transportation Advocate of the Year Award, go HERE.

 

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Road and Bridge Safety Award Program Now Open to First Class Townships and Cities

May 2, 2012 by · Comments Off on Road and Bridge Safety Award Program Now Open to First Class Townships and Cities
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2011 PLCM Winner - Ott Street Bridge, Allentown, Pa.

Each year the Pennsylvania Highway Information Association (PHIA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) team with various state organizations to recognize the best road safety or bridge improvement projects undertaken across the state.   Eligible projects are those in which most or all of the safety improvements were completed in 2011.  The competition recognizes not only major, high-cost projects, but any improvements that have increased public safety.   All entries are graded in four categories:  Safety, Resource Innovation, Benefits of Improvements, and Cooperation.

Awards have already been presented to 2nd Class Townships and Boroughs.  Applications are now open to First Class Townships and Cities and are being jointly sponsored by the PA State Association of Township Commissioners (PSATC) and the PA League of Cities and Municipalities (PLCM).  For more information on the program or to download an applications, click here.   

Entries are being taken until May 23, 2012. 

 

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Road & Bridge Safety Awards now open to PA Boroughs

January 17, 2012 by · Comments Off on Road & Bridge Safety Awards now open to PA Boroughs
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Each year the Pennsylvania Highway Information Association (PHIA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) team with various state organizations to recognize the best road safety or bridge improvement projects undertaken across the state.   Eligible projects are those in which most or all of the safety improvements were completed in 2011.  The competition recognizes not only major, high-cost projects, but any improvements that have increased public safety.   

The 2012 program is now open to those members of the PA State Association of Boroughs (PSAB).  The progam will recognize boroughs use of highway user fees for needed community safety improvements, culminating in a presentation to the winners at PSAB’s annual conference at Seven Springs Resort on May 2, 2012.  Click HERE to download a copy of the entry brochure.  The entry deadline is March 16, 2012. 

For more information on other municipal organization’s Road and Bridge Safety Award programs, click here.

 

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PHIA recognizes five newspapers for reporting and commentary

May 19, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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Five Pennsylvania newspapers were honored at PHIA’s Transportation Conference and Annual Meeting for excellence in reporting and commentary during the last year.

The Chambersburg Public Opinion, Carlisle Sentinel and Lebanon Daily News, collaborating under the banner of the Central Pennsylvania Joint Reporting Project, were recognized for the series titled “Interstate 81: Troubled Highway,” published in all three papers in January.

The series examined the ways I-81 has re-shaped the smaller communities along its path, and it took a critical look at the future of one of the country’s most important transportation corridors.  The project also received assistance from a Shippensburg University journalism class.  The series can be viewed here. Read more

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Geist named PHIA Advocate of the Year

April 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on Geist named PHIA Advocate of the Year
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Rick Geist, an Altoona Republican and chair of the Pennsylvania House Transportation Committee, was honored as PHIA Advocate of the Year at the organization’s annual meeting.

The award is presented to individuals who have gone “above the call of duty” in pursuit of a better highway system.  Previous awards have gone to industry advocates from both the public and private sectors. 

Geist is one of the senior statesmen of the Pennsylvania House.  Now in his 17th consecutive two-year term, he has moved to the top of the seniority list among House Republicans.  He has served as Republican chair of the Transportation Committee for the last 16 years, which is half of his tenure in the General Assembly.  He’s the longest-serving majority chair of that committee in House history. Read more