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2014-04-02 08:24:28

Fans can "Fly Away to Phoenix" to see the 811 logo on No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion in person HOUSTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yet again, Shell and the Common Ground Alliance will work to raise awareness for 811, the national "Call Before You Dig" hotline at several races this year. The No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion car will sport the 811 logo at all three races during National Safe Digging Month in April, as well as races in Bristol, TN on August 23 and Phoenix on...

2013-06-25 08:23:15

Strategically placed signage at ground level and in underground pedestrian tunnels to promote free 811 "call before you dig" phone service starts June 27 WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Common Ground Alliance (CGA) today announced plans for a season-long promotion at Kentucky Speedway (KYS) that will remind race fans to always call 811 before they dig to avoid damaging buried utility lines - by attracting their attention to signage that's at ground level and below, in...

2013-04-02 08:20:40

No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion to feature the 811 logo during seven races in 2013 HOUSTON, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shell and the Common Ground Alliance have teamed up for a fifth consecutive season to raise awareness for 811, the national "Call Before You Dig" hotline. Shell will leverage its sponsorship with Penske Racing around seven races this season in a continued effort to protect America's underground infrastructure. As in previous years, the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil...

2013-04-01 08:21:28

In observance of National Safe Digging Month, The CGA offers tips to avoid serious injuries, service disruptions, and repair costs WASHINGTON, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the safety of people who dig near them, today announced results from a recent survey that found 48 percent of American homeowners who plan to dig this year for projects that include landscaping, installing...

2013-04-01 08:21:26

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Pennsylvania One Call System, Inc. (West Mifflin, PA) and the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) remind homeowners and excavators to dial 8-1-1 while planning an excavation project to avoid underground utilities and potential injury. Digging without knowing the approximate location of underground utilities can cause serious injuries, service disruptions and repair costs if a line is damaged. The PA Governor's Office, the PA State...

2013-02-19 08:45:07

NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Diane McCarthy, Verizon network and technology senior vice president, has been named chair of the Common Ground Alliance board of directors. McCarthy, whose appointment became effective in January, also represents the telecommunications stakeholder group on the alliance's board. Each director represents one of 16 alliance stakeholder categories. The Common Ground Alliance is a member-driven association dedicated to ensuring public safety,...

2012-08-10 02:21:23

Pennsylvania One Call System, Inc. encourages residents to dial 8-1-1 three business days before digging to Know What's Below. WEST MIFFLIN, Pa., Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania One Call System, Inc. hopes this date on the calendar, 8/11, serves as a reminder for residents to dial 8-1-1 prior to any digging project to have underground utility lines marked. This comes on the heels of a recent report by the Common Ground Alliance, which determined that if you dial...

2012-08-08 02:22:52

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Every three minutes this year someone will dig and hit an underground gas, electric, communications, water or sewer line, putting themselves and their communities at risk, according to recent reports compiled by Common Ground Alliance, the national association that promotes the "Call 811 Before You Dig" campaign. With Aug. 11 almost here, CGA hopes this date on the calendar, 8/11, will serve as a natural reminder for all Americans to make a free call...

2012-08-07 06:21:38

NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With Aug. 11 almost here, Verizon hopes this date (8/11) will serve as a natural reminder for residents to call 811 to have underground utility lines marked before initiating any digging project. Marking its fifth anniversary, this nationwide call-before-you-dig number was established by the Federal Communications Commission to provide an easy, free method for protecting underground utility lines. A recent report released by the Common Ground Alliance...

2012-04-02 10:21:23

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Pennsylvania One Call System, Inc. and the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) remind homeowners and excavators to dial 8-1-1 while planning an excavation project to avoid underground utilities and potential injury. Digging without knowing the approximate location of underground utilities can cause serious injuries, service disruptions and repair costs if a line is damaged. The PA Governor's Office, the PA State Senate and the PA...