2023 Caltrans Excellence in Transportation (EIT) Awards

Category 6 - The Highway-Urban

Scoring Criteria

Your nomination will be scored based on the following criteria:

  1. Successfully engaged stakeholders to address urban context and integrate project to its urban surrounding.
  2. Provides effective congestion relief, including options to single occupancy vehicle use.
  3. Demonstrates innovative design and provides safety improvements for workers and travelers by reducing or eliminating recurring maintenance activities.
  4. Demonstrates improvement or protection of the environment through innovative use of materials and processes.
  5. Enhances the transportation system through provisions for multiple travel options and local and regional connectivity.

Category 6. Nomination Form (DOCX)

Entry Checklist

Each project nomination must consist of the following:

One electronic copy that contains the following documents (do not alter forms):

  • Project Summary, Project Narrative, and Entrant Organizations and Contributing Individuals. Note: Document name must consist of category and project title.
  • One signed District/Deputy Director Approval form. Note: Only Caltrans-nominated projects must include this form. A single approval form can be used for multiple entries. Nominations made by all other agencies/organizations do not need to include this form.
  • Project Photographs Note: Photograph names must consist of category and project title.
    • Include color photographs displaying different views of the project.
    • At least one hi-resolution landscape photograph.
      • If your project wins, we will use one of the hi-resolution landscape photographs for your plaque and the website.
      • Collages of smaller pictures may be submitted for photographs.
  • One signed photographer's release for each photo giving Caltrans the right to use and reproduce the photos without an additional charge. Photos taken by Caltrans staff during their work do not need a signed release.

Email all forms noted above to EIT@dot.ca.gov

  • Only one entry per email.
  • Email subject line must consist of category and project title.
  • If email is too large to send due to hi-resolution photographs or large documents, they can be emailed separately, or transferred to a flash drive and mailed to:

Awards Coordinator
California Department of Transportation
1120 N Street, Room 1202, MS 49
Sacramento, CA 95814

All materials entered become the property of Caltrans and will not be returned.