Congratulations to the winners of the 2010 Excellence in Right-of-Way Awards and all who were nominated for these awards. This biennial awards program was developed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to honor those who excel in improving the real property acquisition process while ensuring that property owner and tenant rights are protected. These 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.
This year, FHWA received many impressive entries describing exceptional right-of-way programs, projects, and leaders from around the country. The five award categories include Innovation, Leadership, Stewardship, Streamlining and Integration, and Technical Specialties. The winners demonstrate successful methods to effectively acquire property and manage right-of-way for Federal-aid projects. The 2010 award recipients were honored during the FHWA and AASHTO Subcommittee on Right-of-Way and Utilities annual meeting in San Diego, California.
This webpage reflects the assistance of technology in the right-of-way process and shines a spotlight on improved communications, teamwork and hands-on assistance. I am pleased to share these great ideas from around the country that benefit the right-of-way community and the public.
Once again, I congratulate the winners in the 2010 Excellence in Right-of-Way Awards! Thank you for developing innovative ways to meet the challenges of acquiring real property and serving the public.
Gloria M. Shepherd
Associate Administrator for
Planning, Environment and Realty