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2007 Environmental Excellence Awards

Judge's Honorable Mention for Environmental Exellence:

Air Quality - 2006 Spare the Air/Free Transit Campaign

Oakland Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Steve Heminger

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) partnered with 26 Bay Area transit operators to offer free rides, all-day, on the first six, non-holiday Spare the Air weekdays to increase transit ridership and reduce emissions.

Picture of poster promoting free transit rides

Nonmotorized Transportation - Great Streets

District Department of Transportation
Karina Ricks

The goal of the Great Streets program in the District of Columbia is to increase neighborhood livablility, economic growth and encourage community interactions by building a safe, walkable community with streetscape improvements that allow for a range of transportation options.

Map of District of Columbia showing Great Streets program area

Roadside Resource Management and Maintenance - Minnesota Biological Weed Control Program

Minnesota Department of Transportation
Tina Markeson

The Minnesota Department of Transportation proactively deploys biological control agents, typically beneficial insects, as a complement to traditional mechanical, cultural and chemical methods of managing vegetation in an Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management Program.

Workers releasing insects as part of an integrated roadside management program

Wetlands, Watersheds and Water Quality - Highway Runoff Manual

Washington Department of Transportation
Larry Schaffner | Tony Allen | David Batts | Jay Cammermever| Jana Crawford | Gary Haderlie | Rick Hovde | Greg Lahti | Mark Maurer | Glorilyn Maw | Mike Misiak | Ed Molash | Aimee Navickis-Grasch | Alex Nguyen | Rebecca Nichols | Rose Peralta | Norm Payton | Mitch Reister | Peter Rinallo | Steve Thompson | Richard Tveten | Stephanie Williams | Ed O'Brien | Foroozan Labib | Carlos Herrera | David Hartley | Bruce Barker | Mel Schaefer

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) developed the Highway Runoff Manual (HRM) to direct the planning, design and implementation of stormwater management facilities, that require the involvement of multiple disciplines, to address the needs of its Statewide transportation-related facilities.

Wetlands area
Updated: 12/03/2012
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