2017 Transportation Planning Excellence Awards Announced

Fourteen organizations are recipients of the 2017 Transportation Planning Excellence Awards, presented biennially by the Federal Highway Administration and the American Planning Association.

The awards recognize outstanding transportation planning projects and practices performed by planners and community leaders across the country. The Best of the Best Award is the top award across all categories.  Congratulations to all the winners.

2017 TPEA Best of the Best

San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan

San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)

San Diego Forward serves as a blueprint for how the San Diego region will grow in the 21st century. It further outlines how SANDAG will invest in transportation infrastructure to provide more choices for residents while strengthening and supporting thriving communities. The Regional Plan, including a Sustainable Communities Strategy, is built on an integrated set of public policies, strategies and investments of more than $200 billion in the next three and a half decades. SANDAG’s goal is to maintain, manage and improve the transportation system so it meets the needs of the San Diego region through 2050.

2017 TPEA Award Winners

Jacksonville Transportation Authority Transit System Modernization

Jacksonville Transportation Authority

Northwest Multimodal Transportation Corridor Concept Plan

Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority

MARTA Comprehensive Operations Analysis

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)

Plan Bay Area

San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Go Human Campaign

Southern California Association of Governments

Indirect and Cumulative Effects in Long-Range Transportation Planning

North Carolina Department of Transportation

Walk Bike Thrive!: A Regional Vision for a More Walkable, Bikeable and Livable Metropolitan Atlanta

Atlanta Regional Commission

Dunwoody Village Main Street Project

City of Dunwoody, Georgia

Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan for the Greater Memphis Region

Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization

Missoula to Lolo Trail

Missoula County, Montana

2017 TPEA Honorable Mentions

Florida Transportation Plan

Florida Department of Transportation

North County Transit Center

Metro Transit
Ferguson, Missouri

Mobility Training Center

Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada


Nominations for the 2019 cycle will be accepted starting in the summer of 2018. For questions, please contact TPEA@dot.gov.


June 15, 2017