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Other Competitions

In conjunction with the annual Traffic Records Forum, ATSIP recognizes various organizations and individuals for achievements in the field of highway safety.

There are several different award categories:

Governor's Highway Safety Administration's Peter K. O'Rourke

The Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement Awards recognize notable achievements in the field of highway safety by individuals, coalitions, organizations, nonprofit groups, businesses, government agencies, universities or programs. The achievement must have been successfully accomplished during the prior calendar year.

Past Winners

2011 National Roadway Safety Awards

The Roadway Safety Foundation (RSF) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recognized nine exemplary highway projects and programs from across the country as winners of the biennial National Roadway Safety Awards on November 15, 2011 on Capitol Hill. Recipients of awards included State and local departments of transportation (DOT), a State department of public safety, a local technical assistance program and a private firm. The award winners are credited for reducing fatalities and injuries on our Nation’s roadways through excellence and innovation in operations, planning, and design. Keynote remarks were given by U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary John Porcari.

Read about all the award winning projects in the 2011 Noteworthy Practices Guide.

BTS Data Visualization Student Challenge

Friday, December 23, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, today announced that Kory Northrop of the University of Oregon and Ali Mostafavi of Purdue University were chosen as winners of the Data Visualization Student Challenge. Each of the winners will receive a $2,000 scholarship. The contest was designed to engage students across the country to look at vast amounts of data and present it in a way that makes it easier to understand, which will help decision makers make better informed policy and investment decisions in support of transportation safety and economic development. Students were encouraged to form teams and collaborate across disciplines, and to seek mentorship from professionals within the transportation community.

Contestants submitted 18 entries over a three-month period. In addition to the scholarship, a representative from each winning team will be honored at the 2012 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., in January. A third award, the "People's Choice", also went to Mostafavi, who garnered the most votes during a two-week online voting period. The "People's Choice" award will be featured on the Bureau of Transportation Statistic's website.

To view the winning submissions, please visit the Challenge website.


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