California Transportation Foundation announces transportation award winners

The California Transportation Foundation (CTF) has announced the Transportation Award (TRANNY) winners for Project of the Year, Person of the Year and Elected Official of the Year for transportation excellence in 2009. 

CTF also announced the Rail Project of the Year and the top three finalists for nine other awards, the winners of which will be announced at the Awards ceremony and luncheon on May 19, 2010. The CTF Transportation Awards recognize excellence in California transportation, all modes, public and private sector and from all regions of the state. 

“The TRANNY Awards jury, made up of public and private sector transportation professionals, reviewed many excellent nominations this year,” said Tom Zlotkowski, CTF Transportation Awards Committee Chai, in written press statement. “Our selections represent the best of the projects, programs and people who made a positive difference for California transportation in 2009.” 

The Transportation Award winners that have been announced in advance of the May 19 ceremony are as follows:

Person of the Year

Gary Richards, San Jose Mercury News


Elected Official of the Year

Hon. Cathleen Galgiani, California State Assembly


Project of the Year

San Francisco Bay Bridge West Approach

CT D4 and HQ • Tutor-Saliba Corp • BATA • CTC • URS • LAN AECOM • HNTB


Rail Project of the Year

Donner Pass Railroad Tunnel Clearance Improvements

Union Pacific Railroad • Shannon & Wilson • McGuire and Hester • Drill Tech Drilling


The following Transportation Awards will be announced at the Awards Luncheon.  Finalists are listed below each category.


Structure Project of the Year Finalists

• Watt Avenue Light Rail Grade Separation

Sacramento Co. • Sacramento RT • Mark Thomas & Co. • AECOM • Viking Construction

• Confusion Hill Bridge

CT D1 & Engineering Services • MCM Construction • Parsons • FHWA

• Folsom Lake Crossing

Folsom • US Army Corps of Engineers • CH2M Hill/URS Joint Venture


Pedestrian/Bicycle Project of the Year Finalists

• Mary Avenue Bridge

Cupertino • HNTB • Swinerton Management • Golden State Bridge • Santa Clara Valley Trans. Authority

• Lake Hodges Bridge

Flatiron • T.Y. Lin International • San Dieguito River Park JPA

• Benicia Martinez Bridge Improvements

CT D4 • BATA • BCDC • ABAG Bay Trail • East Bay Bicycle Coalition


Freeway/Interstate Project of the Year Finalists

• I-880 Mission/Rt 262

CT D4 • ACTIA • Fremont • DeSilva Gates/FCI

• I-15 Managed Lanes

Flatiron Balfour Beatty Joint Venture • SANDAG • CT D11

• I-205 Widening

CT D10 • O.C. Jones & Sons • San Joaquin COG • C.C. Myers, Inc.


Environmental Enhancement Project of the Year Finalists

• Elkhorn Slough early Mitigation Partnership

CT D5 • FHWA • Monterey County Planning Dept. • Trans. Agency for Monterey • Ca. Regional Water Quality Control Board • Ca. Dept. of Fish & Game • Elkhorn Slough Foundation • Ca. Costal Commission • EPA Region 9 • National Marine Fisheries Service • US Fish and Wildlife Service

• Blackrock Four Lane

CT D9 • Inyo Co. LTC • Mono Co. LTC

• Skaggs Island

CT D4 • US Navy • US Fish and Wildlife Service • BCDC • BATA


Local Street Project of the Year Finalists

• Antelope Road Improvements

Citrus Heights • URS • DeSilva Gates Construction

• South Bonnyview Road Widening

Redding • Shasta Co. RTPA • T.Y. Lin • CT D2 • TRS Consulting

• Crown Valley Parkway Widening

Mission Viejo • RBF • All American Asphalt


Interchange Project of the Year Finalists

• I-238 Widening

Flatiron • ACTIA • CT D4

• I-5 Hasley Canyon

LA Co. Dept. of Public Works • LA METRO • CT D7 • NewHall Land & Farming Co. 

• Sheldon Rd/SR 99

Elk Grove • RGW Construction • PB • Quincy Engineering


Operational Efficiency Project of the Year Finalists

• Bass Mountain TMS Wireless Hub

CT D2 • Stewart Engineering • Shasta-Trinity National Forest • Modular Connections

• So. Cal Ports Emergency Messaging System

Ports of LA and Long Beach • Dept. of Homeland Security • Long Beach • Los Angeles • CT D7               LA METRO 

• Nor. Cal Google Transit

RTPAs of Shasta, Modoc, Siskiyou, Lassen, Plumas, Tehama, Trinity • CT D2


Conventional Highway Project of the Year Finalists

• Placerville Operational Improvements

CT D3 • Placerville • El Dorado Co. Transportation Commission

• Sunflower II

CT D5 • CT D6 • Kings CAG • San Luis Obispo COG • Kern COG • Ca. Dept. Fish & Game • US Fish and Wildlife Service

• SR 12 Truck Climbing Lanes

CT D4 • Ghilotti Construction Company


Public Outreach Program of the Year Finalists

• Caltrans Summer Engineering Institute

CT D4 • CSUSF School of Engineering

• SR46 Corridor Study

CT D5 • Pasa Robles • San Luis Obispo COG • San Luis Obispo Co. • MIG Inc.

• Shasta Regional Blueprint

ShastaFORWARD>> • Moore & Associates • VESTRA