Now through November 3, the Federal Highway Administration will be accepting nominations for its 2024 Environmental Excellence Awards or EEA program.
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Since the program started in 1995, the biennial EEA program has recognized outstanding transportation projects, processes, and organizations that incorporate environmental stewardship into the planning and project development processes using FHWA funding sources.
[Editor’s note: The FHWA pointed to the 2022 EEA program winners to show how such projects exemplify the agency’s priorities of climate change and sustainability, equity and environmental justice, complete streets, economic strength, and safety for all road users.]
The EEA program is coordinated with FHWA’s Offices of Human Environment, Natural Environment, plus Project Development and Environmental Review to reflect the notion that “environment” means a connection to both human and natural environmental systems.
FHWA noted that it accepts nominations for any project, process, group, or individuals involved in a project or process that has used agency funding to make an “outstanding contribution” to both transportation and the environment.
All nominations must be submitted electronically using the online submission form available via the award’s web portal, FHWA said, but if for any reason the electronic submittal of entries is not possible, faxed and mailed copies are acceptable. For more information about the submission of entries, please contact EEAwardsNomination@dot.gov.