The 2012 Excellence in Right of Way Awards have been designed to recognize outstanding innovations that enhance the right-of-way professionals' ability to meet the challenges associated with acquiring real property for a Federal-aid project. One award will be presented from each of the nine categories listed below. FHWA may present a total of nine awards at the FHWA/AASHTO Right-of-Way and Utilities Subcommittee meeting in the Spring 2012.
This biennial awards program was developed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to honor those that excel in streamlining or improving the real property acquisition process while ensuring that the rights of property owners and tenants are protected. The awards recognize outstanding innovations that enhance the right-of-way professional's ability to meet the challenges associated with acquiring real property for a Federal-aid project. The award categories include the following:
Our goal with the awards program is to spotlight and share great ideas from around the country that will benefit the right-of-way community and the public.
We accept nominations for any project, process, person, contractor, group, or individuals involved in a project or process that has used Federal Highway Administration funding sources to make an outstanding contribution to transportation. Anyone can submit a nomination (public or private industry). An independent panel of judges having diverse backgrounds will select winning entries.
The recipients were honored and award plaques were presented to the winners at the 2012 AASHTO Subcommittee on Right-of-Way and Utilities annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, April 29 — May 3, 2012.