Nominations Sought for America’s Transportation Awards

The nomination portal for the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards is now open.

[Above graphic by AASHTO]

From now until April 8, states can nominate up to three projects for one of the following categories: Operations Excellence, Best Use of Technology & Innovation, and Quality of Life/Community Development. Click here to nominate a project for this annual contest.

This awards program helps highlight why transportation infrastructure – and why properly funding it – is vital to supporting the nation’s economy while improving the quality of life for communities across the country.

Sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the competition serves as a way to recognize state departments of transportation and highlights the projects they deliver that make their communities a better place to live, work, and play.

[The video below highlights the winning entries in the 2021 America’s Transportation Awards contest.]

All nominated projects will first compete on a regional level against projects of their own size: “small” (projects costing less than $25 million), “medium” (projects between $25 million and $199 million) or “large” (projects $200 million or more).

After all regional meetings have taken place over the summer, the three highest scoring projects from each region will be named the “Top 12” and will go on to compete for the top two national prizes.

An independent panel of industry judges selects the Grand Prize winner, while the project receiving the highest number of online votes from the public earns the People’s Choice Award. AASHTO will reveal the winners of those top two prizes – which each receive $10,000 to donate to a charity or scholarship of their choice – at its 2022 annual meeting this October in Orlando, FL.

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