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Transportation Awards

31st Annual CTF Transportation Awards Program

July 6! Winners Announced Below and on Social Media

Recognizing California Transportation Achievement in 2019

CTF is moving the Transportation Awards online and announcing on social media!  The announcement of the winners, and celebration of the top finalists, will take place July 6, 2020.  The California Transportation Foundation is proud to announce five winners now, see below, and the top finalists in 13 additional categories. All the winners will be announced, and celebrated, complete with photos, interviews, and acceptance remarks, online and on social media including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. Winners’ trophies will be mailed to them.

31st 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 31st 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 June 10, 2020 Transportation Awards happening at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. The CTF Transportation Awards recognize excellence in California transportation in 2019, 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!

“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 2019 transportation projects, programs, people and organizations,” said Ryan Chamberlain, Chair of CTF. “We are proud to announce a few winners today and the top contenders in most categories. I look forward to cheering them on at our upcoming Transportation Awards Luncheon.”

CTF Congratulates the Transportation Award Winners Announced in Advance!

Elected Official of the Year

Hon. Jim Frazier

Project of the Year

Shasta Viaduct

Caltrans; Golden State Bridge, Inc.; Pacific Coast Drilling Contractors; Union Pacific Rail Road

Lifetime Achievement Award

Joseph Tavaglione, CTC Commissioner

Person of the Year

Hon. Scott Haggerty

Alameda County Supervisor

Organization of the Year



Top Finalists in 12 Categories, Winners are Announced at the Awards Program!

Freeway/Expressway Project of the Year Finalists

Marin-Sonoma Narrows – MSN B3 & B2 Ph-11

Caltrans District 4; SCTA; TAM; Mark Thomas; AECOM; Ghilotti Brothers; Ghilotti Construction

• San Ysidro Land Port of Entry Phase 3

U.S. General Services Administration; U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Atkinson/Clark a Joint Venture; The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP

• Interstate 5 Avenida Pico HOV Project

Caltrans District 12; Orange County Transportation Authority; Parsons; Flatiron West, Inc.

Pedestrian/Bicycle Project of the Year Finalists

• Downtown Bridges and Trail Project

City of Roseville; Mark Thomas; Fehr & Peers; ICF International; NV5-The Hanna Group; MCM Construction, Inc.; Parikh Consultants, Inc.; Callander Associates and Landscape Architects

• Exclusive Pedestrian Crossing Cycle by Time of Day

City of Santa Clarita; Kimley-Horn

• Clark Ave. Pedestrian Overcrossing

City of East Palo Alto; BKF Engineers; Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc.; Zoon Engineering

Local Street Project of the Year Finalists

• Old Otay Mesa Road Street Improvements

City of San Diego – Public Works Department; Nasland Engineering; Kleinfelder, Inc.; USS Cal Builders; Estrada Land Planning; Ninyo & Moore

• McHenry Ave. Corridor Improvements

San Joaquin County Public Works; San Joaquin County; Stanislaus County; AECOM; MNS Engineers, Inc.; Myers & Sons Construction LP; AIM Consulting

• I-880 23rd/29th Ave. Bridge Replacement

Town of Truckee; GHD, Inc.; Kelly Biological Consulting; McCuen Construction, Inc.

Interchange Project of the Year Finalists

• I-880 23rd/29th Ave. Bridge Replacement

Caltrans District 4; City of Oakland; Michael Baker International; Diablo Engineering Group; RGW Construction, Inc.; Alameda County Transportation Commission

• Friars Road/SR-163 Interchange Project

City of San Diego; Caltrans District 11; Dokken Engineering; T.Y. Lin International; Flatiron; SCST, Inc.; Geocon Consultants, Inc.; Estrada Land Planning

• U.S. 101/Willow Road Interchange Reconstruction

Caltrans District 4; San Mateo County Transportation Authority; C/CAG

Organized Research Program of the Year

• What’s Behind Recent Transit Ridership Trends in the Bay Area?

UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies; Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Transit/Rail Project of the Year Finalists

• Southwestern Yard Maintenance Facility

LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Gannett Fleming; Hensel Phelps/Herzog; Nexus Consulting & Management Services; Gruen Associates; JCE Structural Engineering Group; V&A Inc.

• San Elijo Lagoon Double Track Project

Caltrans District 11; SANDAG; North County Transit District; HDR Engineering Inc.; Flatiron – Skanska – Stacy – Witbeck (FSSW)

• Transit Reactive Lighting

City of San Luis Obispo; Bishop Peak Technology

Public Outreach Program of the Year Finalists

• Chase Center Transportation Communications Plan

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency; Golden State Warriors

• Plan Bay Area 2050 Public Engagement Campaign

Metropolitan Transportation Commission; Association of Bay Area Governments

• Be Work Zone Alert Highway Safety Public Awareness Campaign

Caltrans HQ; Sagent Marketing; Uncommon Agency

Conventional State Highway Project of the Year Finalists

• I-80/SR 65 Interchange Project – Phase 1

Placer County Transportation Planning Agency; Caltrans District 3; Jacobs; ICF International; Flatiron Construction; AIM Consulting

• US 50-SR 89 Meyers Roundabout

Caltrans District 3; El Dorado County; Q&D Construction; Tahoe Regional Planning Agency

• South Auburn Street and Westbound I-80 On/Off Ramp Roundabout Project

City of Colfax; Caltrans District 3; GHD Inc.; De Novo Planning Group; Granite Construction; PSOMAS; Placer County Water Agency

Sustainable/Environmental Enhancement Program of the Year Finalists

• Caltrans District 7 EV Charging Program

Caltrans District 7

• Repave Oakland: 2019 3-Year Paving Plan

Oakland Department of Transportation

Structure Project of the Year Finalists

• Gilman Drive Bridge

SANDAG; Caltrans District 11; UCSD; Moffatt and Nichol; Safdie Rabines Architects; Mid-Coast Transit Constructors

• Woodward Island Bridge

San Joaquin County; Reclamation District No. 2072; Quincy Engineering; WSP; The Dutra Group; EBMUD; San Joaquin County Public Works

• Navy Drive Bridge

Port of Stockton; Caltrans District 10

Operational Efficiency Program of the Year Finalists

• Operational Efficiency Through Enhanced Traffic Control Devices

Caltrans HQ

• I-5 Managed Lanes Project Study Report

Caltrans District 12; WSP; Jacobs

• Winter Operations CMS Optimization

Caltrans District 3

Emergency Response/Repair Project of the Year Finalists

• SR-57 Overhead Sign Emergency Response

Caltrans District 12; OHL USA, Inc

• SR-191 Durham-Pentz Temporary Roundabout

Caltrans District 3; Butte County; Knife River

• Route 192 Montecito Mudslide Bridge Repair

Caltrans District 5; Security Paving; Southern California Gas Transmission

Advanced Technology Program of the Year Finalists

• SR-237 Express Lanes Phase 2 Project

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority; Hill International, Inc.; Caltrans District 4; Mark Thomas; Mott MacDonald; FBD Vanguard Construction, Inc.; TransCore

• Border Wait Time Project

Caltrans District 11; IBI Group

• PREPARE Program

Caltrans Dstrict 10; NWS Hanford; California Highway Patrol