Ashley Aiken, ICI Manager of Safety & Transportation Issues, had a successful collaboration meeting on July 16 with the INDOT Utilities and Railroad Division regarding steps we can take to ensure safety for the industry in the field during construction. We specifically addressed the recent concerns involving unmarked utilities. The team, led by Director Michael Jett, is committed to making safety a top priority. Additionally, the INDOT team plans to send representatives to future ICI safety meetings to hear directly from the field with a goal to relay any trends and messages back to their utility coordinators.
Aiken will be attending the bi-annual INDOT Utilities and Railroad Peer Group and Consultant meetings in the fall and will share ICI’s mission and best practices. The INDOT team has expressed its desire to help in any way possible to mitigate risks involved during utility and railroad coordination. We are confident that our partnership will continue to grow and look forward to future collaborations.