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Recipients for the 2022 awards have been announced.

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.

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

Nominations can be submitted for:

  • public transportation projects in Alberta related to roads, bridges or multi-modal transportation
  • projects completed within 2 years are eligible with demonstrated results in the nominated category
    • preference will be given to nominations that have measurable outcomes
    • there is no limitation or restriction on the scope or scale of the innovation
  • projects that were submitted within the past 2 years that did not receive an innovation reward
    • projects must be resubmitted with updated relevant information
  • more than one category, however submissions with more than one category must explain how the project meets each innovation category
    • one project is not eligible to receive multiple award categories
    • submissions should be written for a non-technical audience
  • projects that focus on a ‘first’ in Alberta
    • the innovation can be original or an adaptation of a technology or process used outside the province

How to nominate

Step 1. Read the guidelines and fill out the nomination form

Nomination form and information package (PDF, 773 KB)

Step 2. Submit the nomination

Nominations can be submitted to:

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

Resources

Promotional poster (PDF, 358 KB)

2022 recipients

Minister’s Awards for Transportation Innovation – 2022 recipients

  • Design Innovation – AECOM Canada Ltd. for the design of the Highway 15 Twinning North-Saskatchewan River Bridge
  • Construction Innovation – Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc. and Flatiron Constructors Canada Ltd. for Highway 2 Twinning Peace River Bridge
  • Environmental Innovation – Tetra Tech Canada Inc. and Alberta Transportation for the Alberta Wildlife Watch, an Animal Vehicle Collision Safety Program
  • Safety Innovation – Stantec Consulting Ltd. for the Whitecourt Single-Pass Trenching project
  • Operational Innovation – City of St. Albert for the Intelligent Transportation System
  • Transit/Accessible Transportation Innovation – Town of Okotoks for the Okotoks Transit Curb-to-Curb on Demand Public Transit

Alberta Transportation Construction Partnering Awards – 2022 recipients

  • Award of Excellence for Major Projects – Flatiron Constructors Canada Ltd, Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc., AECOM Canada Ltd., and Alberta Transportation for the Peace River Bridge Twinning project
  • Award of Merit for Major Projects – Wells Construction, Associated Engineering, and Alberta Transportation for Highway 779 Widening in Stony Plain project
  • Award of Excellence for Minor Projects – E Construction, Associated Engineering, and Alberta Transportation for the Highway 28/831 Roundabout project
  • Award of Merit for Minor Projects – Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc., Eagle Engineering, and Alberta Transportation for the Highway 8 Rehabilitation from Highway 22 to Calgary project

Past recipients

There were no Minister’s Awards for Transportation Innovation awarded in 2021.

2020 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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