Transfield and FDOT receive Governor's savings award

Transfield Services and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) received the inaugural Governor's Savings Award for the renewal of the District Four US 1/A1A asset maintenance project. This award, given by the Florida Department of Management Services, recognizes state government employees in Florida and their private sector partners that find ways to save money and increase productivity.

Transfield Services' US1/A1A project began November 1, 2005, and includes asset maintenance along the entire US 1 and State Road A1A corridors in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie counties, as well as the maintenance and operations of 37 movable bridges at 28 locations. FDOT renegotiated the cost for the seven-year renewal period, resulting in nearly $13.2 million in savings over the life of the contract.

"Transfield Services is pleased to partner with all of the FDOT District and Turnpike Offices for more than 12 years", said Richard Herlich, Transfield Services' Senior Vice President, U.S. Operations. "We constantly search for best practices and strive to be more efficient. The hard work of our local employees helped us to successfully hold down costs for this project."

The award was presented to Transfield Services and FDOT at a luncheon on December 17 at the Governor''s Mansion in Tallahassee.