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.