Excellence in Transportation Planning Awards

The Florida Department of Transportation Office of Policy Planning is proud to recognize superior accomplishments and effort in transportation planning.  By recognizing the work of transportation planners around the state, we hope to encourage innovation in transportation planning, foster collaboration and partnerships, highlight outstanding achievements, and recognize and celebrate creative planning techniques.   

 

The Excellence in Transportation Planning Awards are combined with TransPlex (Transportation Planning Exchange) events as the awards support the mission of TransPlex which is to connect transportation planners, engineers, and policy makers to Plan, Connect, and Innovate. Nominations for the 2020 Excellence in Planning Awards closed March 19, 2021, and the virtual award ceremony was held on Friday, April 9, 2021, during the opening session of the April TransPlex Web Series.   

 

 

 

2020 Excellence in Transportation Planning Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Excellence in Transportation Planning Awards.  The awards, presented in 2021, recognized the outstanding efforts of our transportation partners during the calendar year 2020.   We received over 60 nominations from transportation partners such as MPOs, local governments, state agencies, universities, and non-profits.  Nominees for each category can be accessed below. 

 

Award winners were recognized during the Virtual Awards Ceremony held during the opening session of the April TransPlex Web Series.  Click below to access the recording and award ceremony presentation slides.     

 

Recorded Virtual Awards Ceremony
(awards presentation begins at 37:10)

Awards Ceremony PowerPoint

 

 

 

2020 Planning Professional of the Year

Conroy Jacobs

Osceola County Transportation and Transit Department

 

Planning Professional Nominees 

 

2020 Planning Organization of the Year

Forward Pinellas

 

Planning Organization Nominees

 

2020 Planning Innovation of the Year

Mayor Castor's Crosswalks to Classrooms Program

City of Tampa

 

Planning Innovation Nominees

 

 

Past Award Winners

During the TransPlex 2020 Virtual Conference, we recognized recipients of the 2019 Excellence in Transportation Planning Awards and celebrated their achievements.   Congratulations to the 2019 award winners.  To view the 2019 Virtual Award Ceremony, click here.

 

2019 Planning Professional of the Year

Julie Conn Christesen

 

2019 Planning Organization of the Year

North Florida TPO

 

2019 Planning Innovation of the Year

Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan by Space Coast TPO

Complete Streets Guidelines & Master Plan by Broward MPO