Each day transportation design, construction and safety firms not only work to build a better transportation network across America, but also to be good neighbors and partners in the local communities where they operate.  The ARTBA-TDF’s new “Helping Hand Award” will help shine a light on these charitable efforts.

The awards program honors “organizations within the transportation industry that have exceptional strategic philanthropic programs that strengthen, build, improve the quality of life and make a positive difference in their communities.”

Helping Hand programs eligible for recognition include, but are not limited to, providing humanitarian and environmental relief, initiatives promoting literacy or connecting students and transportation, matching gift programs for employees or transportation escort services for seniors.

There is no fee to enter and nominations must be submitted online at www.artbatdf.org by February 6.

Winners will be honored at the 2015 ARTBA Federal Issues Program April 13-15 in Washington D.C.

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2015, the ARTBA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity created to “promote research, education and public awareness.”  It supports an array of initiatives, including educational scholarships, awards, executive education seminars, roadway work zone safety and training programs, special economic reports and a national exhibition on transportation.