JEFFERSON CITY - The Excellence in Missouri Foundation recently honored MoDOT with the 2007 Missouri Quality Award. The award, modeled after the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, is the official state recognition for excellence in quality leadership. It is recognized as one of the strongest state-level quality award programs in the country.
In giving the award, the foundation cited MoDOT's visionary leadership and its use of innovative tools and programs to meet its customers' transportation needs. The award also recognized the agency's efforts to improve roads statewide, reduce traffic fatalities and bring projects in on time and within budget. MoDOT's efforts to provide quality results have helped the agency go from a target of criticism to a national transportation leader, the foundation said.
"Every single MoDOT employee is responsible for achieving this recognition," said Director Pete Rahn.
For more information on the Missouri Quality Award, go to www.modot.org.