Richard Markwith (right) accepts Guy Kelcey Award.


ARTBA Sept. 30 recognized transportation design and construction industry leaders with four division awards. The honorees were:

  • John R. Kulka, consultant, HRI, Inc., in State College, Pennsylvania, received the Nello L. Teer, Jr. Award. Created in 1988 as a tribute to contractor and former ARTBA Chairman (1959-61) Nello L. Teer, Jr., it annually honors a contractor member who has made outstanding contributions to the association’s Contractors Division and the transportation construction industry.
  • Richard P. Markwith, P.E., vice president, TranSystems, Atlanta, received the Guy Kelcey Award, named for one of the Planning & Design (P&D) Division’s organizers. It is given each year to an ARTBA member who has exhibited a high degree of service to the association’s P&D Division.
  • Wally Moore, global group director, TenCate Geosynthetics, Pendergrass, Georgia, received the Paul F. Phelan Memorial. Established in 1971, the honor is given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to the ARTBA Materials and Services Division and the transportation construction industry.
  • Joe Toole (public sector), former associate administrator in the Federal Highway Administration’s office of safety in Washington; and Taylor Bowlden (private sector), retired government affairs manager at 3M’s Traffic Safety & Security Division, also in Washington, each received the John “Jake” Landen Memorial Highway Safety Award. Established in 1989 in memory of Traffic Safety Industry Division leader and past ARTBA Chairman (1976) J.C. Landen, this annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to highway safety.

ARTBA members applauded the winners during a special luncheon at the association’s annual national convention, which continues through Oct. 1.