September 8, 2022

ITE WA Awards


Nominations for 2021-2022

ITE Washington Section Awards

The ITE Washington State Section is soliciting our transportation planning and engineering community to submit your best nominations for recognition! We are looking for your exceptional project work that has contributed to the success of our transportation programs, infrastructure, and organization.

At the local level, we will award projects, plans or studies in each of the 5 categories identified by the ITE International guidelines. All selected programs/plans/studies in these five categories will receive the “ITE Washington State Section Transportation Achievement Nominee” award in their given category at our January Section Meeting and Recognition program. One of these projects/plans/studies will be selected as our state sections Project of the Year.  These nominees will go on to compete against other top programs/projects in the Western District and potentially ITE International. This gives our Washington State Section a chance to show off our best transportation projects at the international level.

These awards are intended to reflect success in achieving objectives such as:

  • Development of an innovative concept;
  • Implementation of a challenging transportation program through perseverance in its development and promotion;
  • Having a significant effect on transportation;
  • A multi-faceted transportation program or project that combines many innovative and/or well-applied concepts; or,
  • A program or project promoting a major advance in the efficiency and/or economy of transportation.

Professionals that are nominated should be involved with ITE and promote advancement of the organization or transportation objectives in the industry. There is no cost for entry or limit to number of nominations that may be submitted for consideration. Definitions of the awards are listed below and due at 5:00 PM on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2022.

 The 5 categories for these project/program/study awards are:

  • Complete Streets – A program, study, or infrastructure project that achieves or facilitates traditional Complete Streets objectives: accommodates all/many modes of transportation, accessibility for all ages, more comfortable environment for all users.
  • Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) – A program, study, or infrastructure project that achieves or facilitates traditional TSMO objectives: smoother and more reliable traffic flow, reduced congestion, improved safety, etc.
  • Safety – A program, study, or infrastructure project that addresses existing or potential transportation safety concerns.
  • Planning – Any study of a planned transportation project or program.
  • Traffic Engineering – An exceptional transportation infrastructure project that creates a safe and efficient movement of people and goods on travel ways.

You may submit a project/program/study for more than one category.

In addition to these 5 award categories, the highest scoring applications in all categories will also automatically compete for the Washington State Section Project of the Year.

  • Transportation Project of the Year To recognize those programs/projects that significantly enhanced the field of transportation planning and engineering within the County. Projects should demonstrate comprehensive mobility transportation planning or engineering, implementation of state-of-the-art design principles, or innovative projects within Washington State.

Winners will be announced in December and celebrated at our January, 2023 Meeting.

Your ITE Washington State Section Awards Committee consists of these past ITE WA presidents:

Jeanne Acutanza, Kevin Chang, Erin Ehlinger, Dave McCormick, Don Samdahl

Click link for – Overview and Submission Form

Click link for – Sample Form

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