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MCDOT’s Division of Traffic Engineering and Operations Recognized for Implementation of Cost Saving Idea

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 5, 2017

Pictured (from left to right) are MCDOT Deputy Director Emil Wolanin, Team Member (TM) Rudy Ramirez, Team Leader Vincent Subramaniam, MCDOT Director Al Roshdieh, County Executive Ike Leggett, Office of Human Resources Director Shawn Stokes, TM Dewa Salihi and TM Kamal Hamud. Other team members not pictured are Aweis Hassan, Lee Kennedy, Gary Morningstar, Eileen Normand, Pramod Patel, Joe St. Laurent, Greg Whitener and Steve Young.

A team from MCDOT’s Division of Traffic Engineering and Operations (DTEO) was recognized by County Executive Ike Leggett for its participation in the Rewarding Excellence Bonus Incentive Award Program that is designed to encourage and promote new, innovative ideas, concepts and strategies for the cost-effective delivery of County services and products. Front-line employees find cost savings and half of the first year’s savings are distributed to them.

DTEO found a way to recover costs incurred in replacing traffic signal equipment damaged by traffic crashes, contractors, utilities, construction projects or in other ways by billing the responsible parties. It is estimated that about $9,400 a year in County costs will be recouped through the new DTEO process.

Release ID: 17-204
Media Contact: Esther Bowring 240-777-7155

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