JMT Receives Multiple MdQI Honors
February 1, 2013Location: Sparks, Maryland
JMT received several awards at the annual Maryland Quality Initiative
(MdQI) conference held in the Baltimore Convention Center. This
year's conference theme was "Celebrating 20 Years of Quality
MdQI is a cooperative effort by Maryland's transportation
industry that is dedicated to the continuous quality improvement in
the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of Maryland's
transportation system. This year's conference was attended by
a record-setting 850 representatives of Maryland's transportation
industry made of government, consultants, contractors and material
JMT was selected by a panel of industry judges to receive Awards
of Excellence for two projects from among those nominated by
various Maryland Department of Transportation agencies and the
County Engineers Association of Maryland.
Owings Mills Boulevard Phase I, Baltimore County, MD
(Modal Award - Projects over $5 Million)
A 1.2 mile extension of Owings Mills Boulevard opened to traffic
in August 2012. JMT completed the contract documents in less
than six months, addressing numerous environmental, political and
economic constraints placed upon the project team, and saving
Baltimore County more than $1 million.
MD 22 Corridor Study, Harford County, MD (Award of
Excellence - Planning)
JMT and Harford County worked together to develop a multi-modal,
Complete Streets transportation plan for an 11-mile section of MD
22 between the town of Bel Air and Aberdeen Proving Ground.
The plan includes tailored and cost-sensitive solutions to
alleviate congestion issues by incorporating projected population
data and current trends in traffic planning.
Doug Rose, JMT Senior Vice President and our Regional Manager
for Construction Management, was the recipient of the Pierce J.
Flanigan III Award. This award was initiated in 2009 to honor
Pierce J. Flanigan III, a great contractor, leader, and true friend
to the transportation industry in Maryland and beyond. This is the
highest MdQI Individual Award, and only given when the MdQI
Steering Committee feels that an individual has made significant
contributions to the Maryland transportation industry (minimum of
20 years) and has furthered the mission of MdQI.
Doug, whose most recent responsibilities before joining JMT were
as the Maryland State Highway Administration's Deputy
Administrator/Chief Engineer, Operations, also served as Chair of
the Maryland Quality Initiative from 1996 to 2008. He was
honored for "…35 years of dedication to improving quality in
Maryland transportation projects and his leadership in the
formulation and development of MdQI."
Vendor Display Awards
Along with these honors, JMT won the conference's Vendor Booth
Award. Seventy-four vendor displays were judged by conference
participants with regard to originality, adherence to and
appropriateness for the Vendor Theme. This year's theme was "Back
to the Future: Past, Present and Future." JMT's originality
in using past and current photos of our employees and showing how
transportation has changed through history resulted in the booth
receiving the most votes from conference attendees.