Ohio Department of Transportation wins safety award

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Click on image for more info on Every Move You Make campaignWe want to congratulate the Ohio Department of Transportation. Ohio was recently awarded the 2013 Safety Leadership Award by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

This year, 19 states with a demonstrated commitment to safety and strong safety programs submitted award applications. Ohio was one of only two states to be selected for this prestigious recognition.

To quote AASHTO, the “Ohio Department of Transportation received the AASHTO Safety Leadership Award for demonstrating its commitment to safety from the top down, with the Governor John Kasich allocating $102 million annually, twice what the state receives in federal safety funds. Ohio has experienced a 30 percent drop in fatalities and a 20 percent drop in serious injuries over the past decade. In 2011, Ohio saw its lowest number of fatalities since 1936.”

Mead & Hunt is honored to work with ODOT to help them achieve their goals of reducing crashes and saving lives. This year alone Mead & Hunt’s transportation engineers worked on more than 20 projects through our statewide design contract. And we’re looking forward to working with them well into the future.

Again, congratulations ODOT!

For more information go to AASHTO Journal – November 1, 2013 – Ohio and Utah Take Home Safety Leadership Awards


Mike Ciotola, PE

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Mike Ciotola, P.E., ASSOC. DBIA, makes sure safety is woven into complex transportation projects. In his more than 25 years of experience, Mike spent 13 years with the Ohio Department of Transportation. He gets the project done, whatever it takes. Mike helps clients design interchange modifications, roundabouts, and other roadway and bridge improvements, including work on multiple Safety Design Task Order contracts. Mike says “Safety is always integral to projects. We improve the quality of people’s lives by helping our clients to design safe roads.”

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