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MCDOT Wins Six 2018 NACo Awards

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 6, 2018


MCDOT has won six National Association of Counties (NACo) awards, including one for Best in Category. The Division of Parking Management won three awards, and the divisions of Traffic Engineering and Operations, Transit Services and Transportation Engineering each won one.  The award-winning projects are:

  • Best in Category: BIM360 Collaboration Hub. The Division of Parking Management, in collaboration with the Division of Transportation Engineering, established a cloud-based information repository for County-owned garages that includes designs; repairs; inspections; architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, storm water and sewage drawings; and other data. The repository can be accessed anytime and from anywhere.

  • Achievement Award: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program. The Division of Parking Management is integrating electric vehicle charging stations into County-owned parking facilities.

  • Achievement Award: Wheaton Revitalization. The Division of Parking Management is leading a project to replace a surface parking lot with a LEED Platinum office building, an underground parking garage, town square and first floor retail. Through an aggressive communications program, project managers are keeping the public engaged and informed about the project.          

  • Achievement Award: Ride-On extRa Art in Transit. Through a public-private partnership between MCDOT’s Division of Transit Services and Arts on the Block, teen apprentices with the non-profit organization created transportation-themed mosaics for each of 15 new Ride On extRa bus stops. Ride On extRa is a new, limited stop service on MD 355 that began in October 2017.       

  • Achievement Award: MCDOT Division of Transportation Engineering Multi-Media Strategies and Website Makeover for Making Better Community Connections. The Division of Transportation Engineering is using multi-media strategies and a redesign of its website to better connect the Division’s activities and projects with County and neighborhood residents and businesses. Strategies include the use of viewable on-site cameras at project sites, time-lapse videos of construction progress, project storytelling clips, portable action cameras and Twitter feeds specific to each project.

  • Achievement Award: Adaptive Signal Control Technology Pilot. MCDOT’s Division of Traffic Engineering and Operations is conducting a pilot project to test two traffic signal operation systems that automatically modify signal timing based on real-time changes in conditions.

For more information about the awards, visit the NACo website.

 

Release ID: 18-120
Media Contact: Esther Bowring 240-777-7170