SHA's work force reflects the rich diversity of the ever changing communities and customers we serve.
SHA is committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain a highly qualified work force that is diverse in nature. Our goal is to provide employees with opportunities, programs and support systems for success at all levels.
SHA enjoys a good relationship with the communities we serve across Maryland. The TRansportation and Civil Engineering (TRAC) program, sponsored by SHA, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and a number of public and private organizations; allows high school students to use math and science to solve real world problems. The program sends teams of civil engineers, many from the transportation field, into high schools with a computer, electronic probes, lab equipment and more than 30 hands-on activities in a "TRAC PAC." Teachers can illustrate real world applications to academic concepts as part of science, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, history and environmental studies curriculum.
SHA works in cooperation with numerous communities in Maryland, through the Cloverleaf Program to landscape highways and entrances into towns and neighborhoods. SHA employees and volunteer community groups assist with the installation of tress, shrubs and flowers. Our goal is to beautify and enhance the appearance of our state highways.
SHA provides an opportunity for volunteers of numerous communities, civic, family and business groups to become involved in the improvement of our environment by helping to keep Maryland State Highways litter free.
The Adopt-A-Highway groups agree to pick-up litter along two-mile stretch of roadway for a two year period (four pick-ups per year).
SHA provides the groups with safety information, vests, hats, metal road sign (with name of group/organization) and roll-up safety sign.
The benefits of the Adopt-A-Highway Program speak for itself. Taxpayers save hundreds of thousands of dollars each year thanks to the volunteers who clean other people's trash from the Free State's roads.