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Chicago’s Airports Recognized for Safety and Community Service

May 19, 2016 Airport No Comments Email Email

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is pleased to announce that it has been recognized for safety by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and for public service activities by the Association of Subcontractors & Affiliates of Chicago (ASAC).

L to R: Steven Long, IDOT; George Lyman, CDA; Jonathan Leach, CDA; and Steve Young, IDOT pose with the Illinois Primary Airport of the Year Award on May 5, 2016.

The IDOT Division of Aeronautics selected O’Hare International Airport as the 2016 Illinois Primary Airport of the Year, based on an internal review that the division conducts on airports around the state. The criteria used for the review include coordination and cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration; the facility’s safety record; general maintenance of the facility and service provided to the local community. The award was presented on May 5, 2016 at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

That same day, ASAC selected the CDA as the recipient of its 2016 Outstanding Public Service Award, for the CDA’s leadership overseeing significant construction projects taking place at O’Hare and Midway International Airports.
“We thank both IDOT and ASAC for honoring the Chicago Department of Aviation with these awards,” said CDA Commissioner Ginger S. Evans. “Safety on the airfield and in the terminals is our top priority. We are also committed to ensuring our airports continue to be largest economic engines for our region.”
IDOT is responsible for the planning, construction, operation, and maintenance of Illinois’ extensive transportation network, which encompasses roads, bridges, airports, public transit, rail freight, and rail passenger systems.

Commissioner Evans holds the ASAC 2016 Outstanding Public Service Award.

ASAC represents over 400 construction subcontractors and serves its members by providing networking opportunities, education, and advocacy within the construction industry.  Over the years, ASAC has worked closely with the CDA on a variety of matters affecting subcontractors, including development of payment practices that served as a model for other government agencies.

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