Ten Best American Transportation Projects Vie for Top Honors: States to Compete for National Grand Prize and People’s Choice Award

Washington, D.C. – All across America, transportation projects are saving taxpayers money while introducing innovative ideas and strategies to end those unbearable commutes and make our drives safer. Some of those projects will now have the chance to earn major bragging rights.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are today announcing the top 10 finalists in the 2011 America’s Transportation Awards competition and are releasing a new video showcasing these outstanding projects.

The 10 finalists received the highest number of overall points during four regional contests, representing each part of the country. A total of 40 projects from 29 states were judged in three categories: “On Time”, “Under Budget”, and “Innovative Management.”

The 10 projects are now competing for the America’s Transportation Awards’ Grand Prize, selected by a panel of judges. The People’s Choice Award will be decided by popular vote of the general public. Online voting begins today and will continue through Oct. 7, 2011 at www.AmericasTransportationAward.org. The two awards will be presented Oct. 16 at the AASHTO Annual Meeting in Detroit.

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