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Overview

The annual Minister’s Awards for Transportation Innovation recognize individuals and organizations demonstrating innovation in the following 6 categories:

  • design
  • construction
  • environmental
  • safety
  • operational
  • transit/accessible

These awards celebrate transportation innovations, large or small, that pave the way toward a better, more efficient, sustainable and safer transportation system in Alberta.

Members of the province’s transportation industry are invited to celebrate innovations, large or small, that pave the way towards a better, more efficient, sustainable and safer transportation system in Alberta.

Submissions closed on January 17, 2020.

Eligibility

Eligible recipients

Eligible recipients include:

  • members in good standing of the Consulting Engineers of Alberta
  • members in good standing of the Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association
  • member municipalities of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association
  • member municipalities of the Rural Municipalities of Alberta
  • Alberta Transportation staff*

Alberta Transportation staff must be a partner on a submission with one or more of the eligible organizations.

Eligible projects

The nomination must represent an innovation that has been implemented in Alberta and should focus on a “first” in Alberta.

The innovation should demonstrate results listed under the nominated category and preference will be given to nominations that have measurable outcomes.

The innovation can be original or an adaptation of a technology or process used outside the province.

There is no restriction on the scope or scale of the innovation. Self-nominations as well as second-party nominations are encouraged.

The evaluation will consider outcomes such as:

  • improved efficiency
  • environmental benefits
  • reduced costs
  • improved safety

2020 Award recipients

The 2020 Minister’s Awards for Transportation Innovation were awarded to:

  • Design Innovation – COWI North America Ltd for the design of the Athabasca River Bridge in the Town of Athabasca
  • Construction Innovation – Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd for the Gabion Wall Remediation Project
  • Environmental Innovation – Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd for the Geohazard Risk Management Program (GRMP) S044 Cow Creek Erosion Sites
  • Safety Innovation – Alberta Transportation for the STP-LUX Pedestrian Lighting System
  • Operational Innovation – Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd for the Geohazard Detection Research Program
  • Transit/Accessible Transportation Innovation – Stantec Consulting Ltd for MAX Purple Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

Contact

Connect with our office and for more information about the Minister’s Awards for Transportation Innovation:

Helen Lam
Manager, Corporate Services
Alberta Transportation
Phone: 780-422-7486
Email: [email protected]

Address:
3rd Floor, Twin Atria Building
4999 98 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T6B 2X3

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