2020 Caltrans Excellence in Transportation Awards

2020 EIT Awards Category 3. The Highway-Rural

Download Category 3. Scoring Criteria and Entry Checklist

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. Innovative design provides safety improvements for workers and travelers and reduces or eliminates recurring maintenance activities and worker exposure to motorists.
  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.

Entry Checklist

Each project nomination must consist of the following, arranged in the order listed below:

  • One collated, stapled set that contains the following documents in the order below:
    1. One copy of the Entrant Organizations and Contributing Individuals.
    2. One signed District/Deputy Director Approval form. Only Caltrans-nominated projects must include this form. A single approval form can be used for multiple entries. Nominations made by all other agencies do not need to include this.
    3. One Project Summary and Narrative, which must be submitted using the 2020 EIT form. Do not alter the form. The Project narrative must be 12-point Times New Roman font.
    4. 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.
    5. One copy of each photo that is part of the nomination package, including color photographs displaying different views of the project, with at least one being landscape.
      • Collages of smaller pictures may be submitted for photographs and photocopies are acceptable only if high-resolution files of photos are included on the CD/DVD or flash drive. If your project wins, we will use the photos submitted with your nomination for your plaque and the website.
      • Label each photograph with project title, location, award category, and name of entrant.
      • If using Caltrans photographs, identifying data assigned by photo lab must appear on back of photos, if available.
    6. One CD/DVD or flash drive with all the above.
  • Four collated, stapled sets, with each set containing the following documents in the order below:
    1. One Project Summary and Narrative, which must be submitted using the 2020 EIT form. Do not alter the form. The Project narrative must be 12-point Times New Roman font.
    2. Color photographs displaying different views of the project, with at least one being landscape.
      • Photocopies and collages of smaller pictures may be submitted for photograph.
      • Label each photograph with project title, location, award category.

Send Entries 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.