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In September, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials announced the Top 12 finalists vying for the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards. These 12 state DOTs, and their projects, received the highest scores during the regional competitions earlier this year. The finalists will compete for the Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Award. Each of these honors include a cash prize of $10,000 that is given to the winners’ charity or transportation scholarship of choice.  

AASHTO Executive Director Jim Tymon explains, “These vital projects deliver a range of benefits for their communities—whether providing emergency services during natural disasters, adding mobility options such as transit and active transportation infrastructure, or working with partners to address larger societal issues like homelessness. These Top 12 projects and initiatives showcase how state DOTs are building more equitable, resilient, and multimodal infrastructure for our communities.”  

The finalists include:  

The deadline to vote for the People’s Choice Award is 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Nov. 14. AASHTO will announce the winners during their annual meeting on November 15th. For more information and to vote, click here.