Thursday, November 1, 2012

Caltrans Scores Four National TransComm Awards


You may already know that Caltrans has won countless awards for our work building, maintaining and operating the state’s freeway and highway system. Well, from time to time we also win awards for our efforts to keep the public informed about our work. Now, we’re not the type to toot our own horn, but we recently won four such awards, so we thought we’d share the good news (toot, toot!). After all, Caltrans is YOUR Department of Transportation, so these awards belong to you, too. Congratulations! 

The awards are from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) 2012 TransComm Skills Contest. The contest, conducted by the AASHTO Subcommittee on Transportation Communication, is the premier communications competition in the transportation industry, and the awards have become a standard of excellence among state departments of transportation. AASHTO says the winners demonstrate the very best examples of innovation, planning, production, execution, and evaluation of results and budget. Aw, shucks.

The four awards:

Excel Award: Carmadeggon

The Excel award is AASHTO's highest award for public relations programs and campaigns. Caltrans won the “Excel” award for "Carmageddon,” the 53-hour I-405 closure this past September.

Annual Report: California Transportation Journal: 2010/2011 Annual Report

The California Transportation Journal: 2011/2012 Annual Report is Caltrans’ primary way of informing our partners of the awesome work Caltrans does.

Website, with Consultant: Presidio Parkway – Re-envisioning Doyle Drive

The Presidio Parkway Project will create a spectacular regional gateway between the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the city of San Francisco. Learn more about the project and see the award-winning website here.

Mobile Web Application: Bay Bridge Explorer

The Bay Bridge Explorer helps keep the public informed and engaged about the bridge’s seismic retrofit. It’s the first-ever mobile app for a public infrastructure project: Bay Bridge Explorer.

See all the award winners here.