JMT Receives Multiple MdQI Honors

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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 Transportation."

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 suppliers.

Project Awards

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.

Individual Honors

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.