The ACEC/CT Engineering Excellence Awards honor the very best of Connecticut’s engineers and the projects they have created for our citizens.
Connecticut Safe Routes to School Program
Engineer: VN Engineers, Inc.
Client: Connecticut Department of Transportation
Mr. Jim Fuda - President of ACEC CT Chapter
Mr. Jeff Maxtutis - Project Manager, AECOM
Mr. Patrick Zapatka - Current SRTS State Coordinator, CTDOT
Ms. Bridget Boucaud - Public Involvement, VN Engineers
Ms. Sharon Okoye - Former SRTS State Coordinator, CTDOT
Mr. Bob Gomez - Vice President VN Engineers
Ms. Sofia Nirshberg - President VN Engineers
Mr. Donald W. Doeg - ACEC Board Member
Safe Routes to School, Statewide, CT
VN Engineers worked with the Connecticut Department of Transportation to encourage children in grades K-8 to walk and bike to school in a safe and fun manner. The Safe Routes to School Program benefitted all stakeholders involved, as it promoted healthy lifestyles, reduced air emissions, and created stronger sense of community. VN Engineers collaborated with schools and parents in various ways including phone calls, newsletters, SRTS website, public events, press releases, you tube videos, and surveys. Our firm also assisted with planning workshops, conducted engineering site assessments, running bicycle and pedestrian safety classes, and promoting walk and bike to school day events. The Safe Routes to School Program successfully fostered more bike and pedestrian friendly school communities throughout Connecticut.