The Maryland State Highway Administration's director for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project, Robert Douglass, has been awarded the 2006 Transportation Service Award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Washington, D.C., section. The award honors members in the transportation industry for their contributions and achievements. The award was presented Feb. 21 at the Institute's annual awards dinner.
The Institute of Transportation Engineers is a professional association whose members are involved in the planning, designing, implementing, operation and maintenance of transportation systems throughout the world to ensure surface transportation is safe and reliable. Additional awards were given in community transportation, appreciation, Young Engineer of the Year and the Morris J. Rothenberg Past President's Award. Further information on the organization and the awards can be found at www.wdcsite.net.
Douglass has worked in transportation for the state of Maryland for over 30 years and has served as project director for the Wilson Bridge Project since 2000. Of the $2.4 billion dollar budget, Maryland is responsible for nearly $1.4 billion. During his tenure, Douglass has overseen the design and construction of the two new Wilson Bridges and interchanges at Maryland 210 and I-295. The second new Wilson Bridge and the majority of improvements at the MD 210 and I-295 Interchanges are slated for completion in 2008.
The Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project is jointly sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Maryland Department of Transportation/State Highway Administration and the District of Columbia Department of Transportation.