2015 America's Transportation Awards finalists unveiled
“The scores have been tallied, and there are 10 projects left, competing to be called the best in America,” Bud Wright, AASHTO's executive director, said. “Only one state DOT will take home this year’s Grand Prize, but all the projects in the competition are making the nation’s multimodal transportation system better, faster and safer.”
This year, 24 states entered 48 projects that were judged in three categories: “Under Budget,” “Best Use of Innovation” and “Quality of Life/Community Development.”
The 10 finalists received the highest scores during four regional competitions. A panel of experts will select the Grand Prize winner, and the People’s Choice Award will be decided through online voting at http://AmericasTransportationAwards.org that began on Tuesday and runs through Sept. 11.
The grand prize and People’s Choice Award winners also receive $10,000 donations from AASHTO, to be given on behalf of the winning state DOT to a charity or scholarship fund of the state’s choosing. The final awards will be presented Sept. 27 at the AASHTO annual meeting in Chicago.