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The nomination period for the 2020 America’s Transportation Awards is being extended to April 29 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Up to three projects can be nominated by each state to compete in this program, which helps showcase why transportation infrastructure – and why properly funding it – is vital to supporting the nation’s economy while improving the quality of life for communities across the country. Register to enter the 13th annual America’s Transportation Awards by clicking here.

[Here’s a look at the winners of the 2019 competition.]

Sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the competition serves as a way to recognize state departments of transportation and highlights the projects they deliver that make their communities a better place to live, work, and play.

Photo by Cathy Morrsion/MoDOT

Projects can be nominated in the following categories: Operations Excellence, Best Use of Technology & Innovation, and Quality of Life/Community Development.

All nominated projects will first compete on a regional level against projects of their own size: “small” (projects costing less than $25 million), “medium” (projects between $25 million and $199 million) or “large” (projects $200 million or more).

After all regional meetings have taken place over the summer, the three highest scoring projects from each region will be named the “Top 12” and will go on to compete for the top two national prizes.

The Grand Prize is selected by a panel of judges, and the People’s Choice Award is decided by online popular vote. Winners of those top two prizes will each receive $10,000 to donate to a charity or scholarship of their choice.

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