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Transportation Awards

28th Annual CTF Transportation Awards Program

May 24, 2017 at the Sacramento Sheraton Grand Hotel

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Recognizing California Transportation Achievement in 2016

28th Annual Transportation Awards Winners and Finalists Announced

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Take A Look at this year’s CTF Transportation Award Winners and Finalists

The California Transportation Foundation is proud to announce the 28th Annual CTF Transportation Award winners in several categories, as well as the top three finalists in most categories. The winners of those categories will be announced and all trophies presented at the May 24, 2017 Transportation Awards Luncheon. The CTF Transportation Awards recognize excellence in California transportation in 2016, all modes, public and private sector and from all regions of the state. CTF recognizes project teams including all major partners and contractors. If you see that we have left off a major team member please let us know. The Transportation Awards Program is made possible by our generous sponsors.

The Transportation Awards jury, made up of public and private sector transportation professionals from around the state, enjoyed reviewing the 90 outstanding nominations this year,” said Sasha Dansky, Principal at Mark Thomas, and Chair of the California Transportation Foundation. “Our selections represent 2016’s best projects, programs and people – their contributions improved California transportation.” Click here to register for the Transportation Awards Luncheon and cheer on your favorite finalist or winner.

CTF Congratulates the Transportation Award Winners Announced in Advance!

Elected Officials of the Year

This award recognizes the tremendous accomplishment of passing the transportation funding bill in early 2017. It is an exception to the rule that the Awards recognize achievement in the previous year.

The Honorable Jerry Brown

Governor, California

The Honorable Jim Beall

Chair, California State Senate Transportation and Housing Committee

The Honorable Jim Frazier

Chair, California State Assembly Transportation Committee

Overall Project of the Year

Exposition Line Light Rail

Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority; WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff; Skanska-Rados Joint Venture

Person of the Year

Mike Kraman

CEO, Transportation Corridor Agencies

Organization of the Year

Transportation Corridor Agencies


Aviation Project of the Year

LAX Second Level Road Repair

Los Angeles World Airports, Planning & Development Group; Los Angeles Department of Building & Safety; Atkins; Myers-Banicki, Joint Venture; AECOM; LAX Airport Operations


And the Top Three Finalists in 11 Other Categories with the Winners Announced at the Awards Luncheon!

Freeway/Expressway Project of the Year

• I-805 North Express Lanes & Direct Access Ramp

Caltrans; AECOM; Skanska; SANDAG; Geocon Inc.; PB&A

• I-580 Express Lanes

Alameda CTC; Caltrans; AECOM; ETCC; Ghilotti Construction

• I-5 Widen at Carmenita Road

Caltrans D7; Flatiron Construction Corp.


Pedestrian/Bicycle Project of the Year

• SR89 Mousehole Pedestrian & Bicycle Improvement

Town of Truckee; Caltrans; HDR; 4LEAF

• Napa Vine Trail – Oak Knoll Segment

Napa Valley Transportation Authority; City of Napa; County of Napa; Town of Yountville; Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition; GD Nielson; Ghilotti Bros, Inc.

• Brickelltown Streetscape Improvement

Town of Truckee; Easter Sierra Engineering; Spanish Springs Construction, Inc.; Q&D Construction, Inc.; Holdrege and Kull, Consulting Engineers and Geologists; KLI Finance





Public Outreach Project of the Year

• Measure L Education Campaign

Stanislaus Council of Governments; Regional Government Services

 Caltrans News Flash

Caltrans Division of Public Affairs

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• The Weekend Shift – Be Aware, Prepare and Share

OCTA; Caltrans D12; TRC Solutions; The RJ Noble Company; Westbound Communications


Interchange Project of the Year

• I-80/Yerba Buena Island Westbound Ramps

San Francisco County Transportation Authority; Caltrans D4; AECOM; Moffatt & Nichol; WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff; Pendergast Consulting Group; Treasure Island Development Authority

• I-15/I-215 Interchange

San Bernardino County Transportation Authority; Caltrans D8; AECOM; FHWA; Atkinson Construction LLC; Overland, Pacific and Cutler, Inc.; Westbound Communications

• Carmenita Interchange

Caltrans D7; Flatiron West, Inc.; City of Norwalk; City of Santa Fe Springs; LAC Metro; FHWA


Operational Efficiency Program or Project of the Year

• Managed Lanes Network Study and Managed Lanes Feasibility Study

Caltrans D12; CH2M HILL; Orange County Business Council; SCAG; Transportation Corridor Agencies; FHWA; Caltrans HQ

• Golden 1 Center Event Transportation Management Plan

City of Sacramento; Sacramento Kings; Sacramento Regional Transit District; Fehr & Peers; Sacramento Police Department

• I-80 SMART Corridor

Alameda CTC; Caltrans D4; Contra Costa County Transportation Authority; Parsons Transportation Group

Transit/Rail Project of the Year

• LACMTA Division 14 Operations and Maintenance Facility

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Maintenance Design Group; RNL Design; Nabih Youssef & Associates Structural Engineers; Glumac; W2 Design, Inc.; Kiewit Building

• 91 Perris Valley Line

RCTC; Metrolink; HDR; FTA; STV; Ames Construction; Simon Wong/Kleinfelder

• Mission/Warren/Freight RR Relocation

Caltrans; City of Fremont; HNTB; Ghirardelli Associates; Union Pacific Railroad

Structure Project of the Year

• Raise 80

Caltrans D3; RGW Construction Inc., Sagent

• Willits Bypass

Caltrans; DeSilva Gates – Flatiron, a Joint Venture







• Antlers Bridge Replacement

Caltrans D2; Tutor Saliba; Lakehead Community Development Association


Sustainable Transportation/Environmental Enhancement Project of the Year

• Water Conservation Action Plan

Caltrans D12

• SR1 Design Guidelines

Caltrans D4; NPS, Golden Gate National Recreation Area; California Coastal Commission; California State Parks; County of Marin; CH2M HILL

• Student Travel Pass

Alameda CTC; AC Transit; Union City Transit; LAVTA/Wheels; Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates


Local Street Project of the Year

• Bear Valley Parkway North Widening

County of San Diego; Bureau Veritas North America, Inc.; CityWorks, Inc.

• Laurel Street Grade Separation

San Bernardino County Transportation Authority; City of Colton; BNSF Railway Company; Caltrans; TranSystems/Athlaye Inc.; Riverside Construction Company

• Foothill Parkway Westerly Extension

City of Corona; Michael Baker International; Psomas; Kleinfelder – Simon Wong Engineering; Sukut / Flatiron Joint Venture; Earth Mechanics, Inc.; NMG Geotechnical, Inc.


Safety Project Project of the Year

• Construct Auxiliary Lanes and Widen Connector

Caltrans D11; LB Civil; Dokken Engineering

• Nogales Street Grade Separation

Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority; City of Industry; Los Angeles County Department of Public Works; AECOM; WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff; Griffith Company; Union Pacific Railroad

• Marsh Road Channel Repair

Town of Atherton; Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc.; Ghirardelli Associates, Inc.; West Bay Sanitary District


Conventional State Highway Project of the Year

• Buckhorn Grade Improvement

Caltrans North Region; Steve Manning Construction, Inc.

• Willits Bypass

Caltrans; DeSilva Gates – Flatiron West, A joint Venture

• Slate Creek Emergency Slip-Out Repair

Caltrans; Tullis, Inc.; United States Forest Service; Trinity County Department of Transportation


Other/Unique Project of the Year

• Vista Point Displays

Caltrans D5

• McHenry Ave. Temporary Roundabout

San Joaquin County Department of Public Works; City of Escalon

• San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge East Span Seismic Safety, Pier E3 Demonstration Project

Caltrans D4; Kiewit/Manson, AJV; AECOM; Illingworth and Rodkin; Garcia and Associates