ARTBA Foundation’s “Globe Awards” program recognizes and honors private firms and public transportation agencies that do an outstanding job of protecting and/or enhancing the natural environment in the planning, design and construction of U.S. transportation infrastructure projects. Transportation construction-related product manufacturers and material suppliers that utilize exemplary environmental processes to protect or enhance the environment are also eligible to submit nominations for the awards, which are due by Monday, April 8.
By recognizing examples of environmental excellence, the Foundation aims to set a standard for others in the transportation construction industry to follow. The Globe Awards program is structured into two categories:
Project Awards: Nominations may be made for projects in the following categories:
- Major highways • Local or secondary roads • Bridges • Public transit • Airports • Railroads • Waterways & Ports. Within each of these categories, projects compete against those of similar size: less than $10 million, $10-100 million, or over $100 million.
Process Awards: Nominations will also be accepted to recognize companies that have exhibited environmentally responsible manufacturing, production, resource extraction or other processes related to surface transportation construction. Such organizations may include:
- Heavy construction equipment and transportation safety product manufacturers (environmentally responsible manufacturing)
- Materials companies (environmentally responsible resource extraction and/or production)