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Transportation Awards

32nd Annual CTF Transportation Awards, a Virtual Event

Recognizing California Transportation Achievement
in 2020

Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.



Register to attend for free – with a suggested donation! All attendees will be able to network with other guests using the Remo platform. SPONSORS also have the opportunity to reserve a “virtual table” to enhance their networking at this online event.

To register: Click the blue “Sponsor/Register” button above then click “Register Today” and you will be prompted to fill out your contact information. We encourage you to add a tax-deductible donation of any amount to support CTF’s charitable programs. Mail check donations made payable to “CTF” at 9500 Kiefer Blvd., PO Box 276828, Sacramento, CA 95827-6828.


Show your support for the finalists and award winners, sign up to become a Sponsor today! The easiest way to sponsor is to click here, and select your Gold, Silver, Bronze or Copper Sponsorship. All sponsors will have the benefit of reserving a “virtual table” to enhance your team-building and networking experience.

Click here to view downloadable Sponsor Options. If you need an invoice to pay by check, contact with your sponsorship commitment.

Sponsorship Commitments are Due May 19!

Thank You to Our Sponsors for supporting the CTF Transportation Awards!

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32nd Annual CTF Transportation Awards

“Congratulations to the people and organizations who were chosen by the Awards jury for recognition at the CTF Transportation Awards. The jury selected the best in 2020 transportation projects, programs, people and organizations,” said Kome Ajise, 2021 Chair of CTF.

Take a look at the CTF Transportation Awards Announcement with the complete list of finalists and four winners announced in advance.

CTF Congratulates the Transportation Award Winners Announced in Advance!

Elected Official of the Year

Hon. John Fasana

Former City of Duarte Councilmember and Los Angeles County Metro Board Member












Person of the Year

Toks Omishakin

Caltrans Director












Organization of the Year

Bay Area Toll Authority







Project of the Year

Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project

Port of Long Beach; Parsons/HNTB Joint Venture; ARUP North America, Joint Venture Shimmick, FCC and Impregilo; Federal Highway Administration, California Division, CalSouth Office; WSP USA; Caltrans










Top Finalists – Winners to be Announced on May 27!

Freeway/Expressway Project of the Year Finalists

• SR 710 Pavement Rehabilitation and Widening

Flatiron West, Inc.; Caltrans D7; RHA LLC








• I-680 Roadway Rehab HOV Express Lane & Toll Systems

Caltrans D4; Alameda County Transportation Commission; WMH Corporation; Bay Cities Paving & Grading; Bentancourt Brothers










• Kramer Expressway CMGC

Caltrans D8; Kiewit; Security Paving








Pedestrian/Bicycle Project of the Year Finalists

• Ukiah Rail-with-Trail, Phases 1 – 3 (The Great Redwood Trail)

City of Ukiah; GHD, Inc.; Gregg Simpson Trucking; Granite Construction; Alta Planning + Design; Rau & Associates








• Baldwin Park to Playa Pedestrian Bridge

L.A. Co. Department of Public Works; Griffith Company; L.A. Co. Department of Parks & Recreation; McLean & Schultz; Miyamoto International; Diaz-Yourman & Associates; Lynn Capouya Inc.







• West Red Bluff CAPM

City of Red Bluff; Caltrans; Tullis, Inc.









Local Street Project of the Year Finalists

• Loomis Town Center Implementation Plan

Town of Loomis; Wood Rodgers, Inc.; Area West Environmental, Inc.; Blackburn Consulting









• 24th Street Widening

City of Bakersfield; Caltrans D6; Parsons Transportation Group; T.Y. Lin International; Griffith Company









• SR 116 Llano Road Safety Project

Caltrans; County of Sonoma; Ghilotti Construction Company






Interchange Project of the Year Finalists

• U.S. 101 Linden and Casitas Pass Interchanges

Caltrans; Security Paving, Inc.; Ayars and Associates; Santa Barbara County Association of Governments








• I-215/Barton Road Interchange Improvements

Caltrans; San Bernardino County Transportation Authority; Myers-Rados, A Joint Venture







• SR 120/Union Road Interchange

City of Manteca; Mark Thomas; Caltrans; Fehr & Peers; LSA; Teichert; Dewberry









Organized Research Program of the Year Finalists

• COVID-19 Response and Recovery Research Program

University of California Institute of Transportation Studies; UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies; UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies; UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies; UC Irvine Institute of Transportation Studies







• Interstate Transit Research Symposium

Caltrans Division of Rail and Mass Transportation; University of Florida Transportation Institute; T-SCORE University Transportation Center









Bus Transit Project of the Year Finalists

• East Bay Bus Rapid Transit Project (TEMPO)

AC Transit; City of Oakland Dept. of Transportation; Parsons Corp.; City of San Leandro; WSP USA; L. Luster & Associates; Caltrans








• South Bay Rapid Bus Transit

SANDAG; MTS; Kimley-Horn; T.Y. Lin International; Kleinfelder Construction Services; TRC Caltrans








Public Outreach Program of the Year Finalists

• I-5 Burbank Bridge Demolition Public Outreach

Caltrans D7; Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; City of Burbank








• “TEMPO” Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Public Outreach & Community Engagement

AC Transit; L. Luster & Associates; Lowe Consulting Group; Diablo Engineering Group; City of Oakland; City of San Leandro; Parsons








• U.S. 101 Deck Replacement at Alemany Circle

Myers and Sons Construction, LLC.; Caltrans D4; The Civic Edge








Conventional State Highway Project of the Year Finalists

• SR-43/SR-58 (Stockdale Highway) Roundabout

Caltrans D4; Solano Transportation Authority; Omni-Means, Ltd.; O.C. Jones & Sons, Inc.








• Sr-12 SR-113 Roundabout

Caltrans D4; Solano Transportation Authority; Omni-Means, Ltd.; O.C. Jones & Sons, Inc.









Sustainable/Environmental Enhancement Program of the Year Finalists

• COVID-19 Impact Mitigation Encroachment








• San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments Regional VMT Analysis Program

San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments; Fehr & Peers; VRPA Technologies







• Wildlife Passage Modifications on California State Highways (Los Angeles and Ventura Counties)

Caltrans D7; National Park Service








Structure Project of the Year Finalists

• U.S. 101 Deck Replacement at Alemany Circle

Caltrans D4; Myers & Sons Construction, LLC; Silverado Contractors, Inc.; The Civic Edge








• San Joaquin River Viaduct CAHSR

California High-Speed Rail Authority; WSP USA; Tutor-Perini/Zachry/Parsons; Wong-Harris Joint Venture








• Schuyler Heim Bridge

Caltrans; FHWA; Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority; Port of Long Beach; MCM Construction









Operational Efficiency Program of the Year Finalists

• COVID-19 Relief Fleet Permits for Overweight Loads

Caltrans; CHP; California Trucking Association











• Fleet Management Program: Lean Maintenance Management System

Caltrans Division of Rail and Mass Transportation; DB Engineering & Consulting USA Inc.; Jacobs Engineering






• SFOBB Maintenance Training Facility

Caltrans D4






Emergency Response/Repair Project of the Year Finalists

• Haleslide

Caltrans D2; Stimpel-Weibelhaus Associates








• Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Emergency Storm Damage Repairs

Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission; MNS Engineers, Inc.; Bowman & Williams Consulting Civil Engineers & Land Surveyors; Kittleson Environmental; Graniterock; Pacific Crest Engineering









• RIV 74 Slope Stabilization Emergency Project

Caltrans D8; Granite Construction Company









Advanced Technology Program or Project of the Year Finalists

• Virtual Commercial Vehicle Inspection for Transportation Permits

Caltrans; California Highway Patrol; California Trucking Association









• Advanced Smart Variable Message Signs

Caltrans D1; McCain Inc., Peterson-Chase









• LA-105 – LAX Corridor TMS Upgrades
















Aviation Project of the Year

• LAMP Utilities & Landslide Enabling Project

Los Angeles World Airports; Myers-Griffith Joint Venture; T.Y. Lin International; A1 Management & Inspection, Inc.