Submissions for the 2018 Caltrans Excellence in
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is seeking entries for its 2018 Caltrans Excellence in Transportation (EIT) Awards Program. Now in its 32nd year, the awards program honors the best of California’s transportation projects from across the state.
The Caltrans EIT Awards Program is open to Caltrans districts, local and public transportation agencies, and private engineering and consulting firms. Public transportation improvements or projects currently in use and completed since January 1, 2015, are eligible. The deadline is closed, as of business, Friday, March 2, 2018.
Please give thoughtful consideration to the projects in your jurisdiction eligible to compete in this year’s competition. Guidelines and all forms necessary to apply are available below.
We look forward to viewing your entries of the finest projects from your district, agency or organization.
The Caltrans Excellence in Transportation competition is conducted annually to recognize excellence in transportation design, construction, traffic operations, maintenance, planning, and improvements throughout California.
Caltrans districts and corporate programs, local agencies and others, including their consultants and contractors, may enter any project located in California designed or constructed by that agency, firm, or person(s). The entry must be a public transportation improvement or new project completed in the last three calendar years inclusive of the current year, and presently in use. Projects submitted in previous competitions may be resubmitted if completed during the aforementioned time span. Winning projects from previous years are ineligible. A project may be entered in one category only.
Applications must be have been received by the Caltrans Awards Coordinator by close of business Friday, March 2, 2018.
All materials entered become the property of Caltrans, and will not be returned.
For each category’s general and scoring criteria, please click the link beneath the category section.
- Intermodal Transportation System - Integrating motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, persons with disabilities, rail, and transit modes
- The Highway-Rural Context
- The Highway-Urban Context
- Major Structures-Bridges, tunnels, overpasses, interchanges, etc.
- Stewardship of the Environment
- Transportation Related Facilities—Safety roadside rests areas, pedestrian & bicycle facilities, parking facilities, vista points, sno-parks, etc.
- Transportation System Operations Improvements
- Traveler and Worker Safety
- Community Enhancement
- Maintenance–Operations or Equipment
- Highway as Main Street
- Transportation Innovations to Improve Mobility Across California
- Public Awareness - Effort to inform or engage the public of transportation projects, initiatives, or programs
Winning entries will be selected by an expert panel of judges.
RECOGNITION AND AWARDS
One award will be given in each category. Awards will consist of a plaque for each organization (maximum of four per project) and certificates for individuals (maximum 10 per project) who contributed to the winning project as noted on the submission.
For questions, please email Angela Tillotson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Statewide Alerts and Other Information
Transportation Awards Links
California Department of Transportation
1120 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 653-8879
Fax: (916) 654-4358
TTY: (916) 653-4086