Western state DOT projects that save lives, focus on resiliency and improve community quality of life win regional awards
By AJOT Intermodal News August 20, 2020
Transportation projects in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, and Washington State earned regional recognition in the America’s Transportation Awards for providing solutions that increase safety and save lives, make infrastructure more resilient, and improve the quality of life for the citizens of their communities. “The people who planned, engineered and built these projects deserve recognition for the positive impacts they have provided through these investments in local communities,” said Patrick McKenna, director of the Missouri Department of Transportation and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2019-2020 president. “Their work represents a dedication to connecting people and improving local economies while implementing creative solutions.” In the America’s Transportation Awards competition sponsored by AASHTO, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, state DOTs compete in three categories: Quality of Life/Community Development; Best Use of Technology and Innovation; and Operations Excellence. Each category is also designated by budget size: small (less than $25 million), medium ($25 million to $200 million), and large (more than $200 million). Projects are judged within their region.
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