2012 Commonwealth Awards

2012 Commonwealth Awards2012 Commonwealth Awards Event Held December 5, 2012 

The 10,000 Friends 2012 Commonwealth Awards were held on December 5 at Lawrence Hall, Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  More than 200 people joined in honoring the life and work of Mark Schneider. Significant local transportation projects were also honored by the Community Transportation Excellence Awards.

 The keynote speaker, Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH, gave a well received speech on the value of thoughtful planning to support the health of communities.

Eight transportation projects funded by the PCTI program were presented the 10,000 Friends 2012 Community Transportation Excellence Award:

North Park Bridge Improvements/Trail Enhancements   
Allegheny County Department of Public Works

Active Allegheny Bike and Pedestrian Plan 
Allegheny County Department of Economic Development

Wood Street Corridor     
Point Park University

Rochester Roundabout    
Beaver County Transit Authority

12th Street and Union Square   
Erie Redevelopment Authority

Diamond Square    
Blairsville Borough

5th and Forbes Pedestrian Plan  
Oakland Transit Management Association and Carnegie Mellon University

State Route 381 Improvements
Ohiopyle Borough & Fayette County Redevelopment Authority

 A reception followed the event where business leaders, local community leaders and students were able to meet each other. 

Please see the article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by Diana Nelson Jones that gives more information on the event and Dr. Jackson.

Thank you to all of our gracious sponsors!  They made the night possible.

Title Sponsor:


Program Sponsors:


Mr. & Mrs. Louis J. Appell, Jr.



Hosted by:  Point Park University