American Society of Civil Engineers-San Bernardino-Riverside Branch Project of the Year Award

May 2017

The 91 Project was recognized as the Overall Project of the Year for serving as a top representation of what the civil engineering profession brings to communities. The award recognizes projects that best exemplify the civil engineering profession, advance the field of civil engineering through innovative concepts, research and materials, and provide benefits to the community.   


California Association of Public Information Officers Excellence in Communications Award
April 2017


Public Relations Society of America Polaris Award
November 2016

RCTC won two Marketing Communications Awards for its “91 Steer Clear” campaign, was implemented February 19-22, 2016. The campaign informed the public of an upcoming 55-hour full closure of the 91 from the 71 to the 15 in Corona.  Using research and partnerships, RCTC executed a multi-layered campaign that reduced forecasted travel delays from 3-4 hours to fewer than 30 minutes. The campaign created significant buzz across southern California, and motorists steered clear of the 91, allowing crews to complete three major work efforts safely and efficiently.

 

CMAA Southern California Chapter Project Delivery Award

September 2016

The Construction Management Association of America presented its 2016 Innovation in Project Delivery Award to RCTC to recognize its strong construction management practices. The award was given to highlight professionalism and excellence in the management of the construction process. 

 

California Association of Public Information Officers Excellence in Communications Award
April 2015

The CAPIO award recognized RCTC’s Up to Speed Newsletter and the “91 Seconds on the 91” video series. Both were developed monthly by the project outreach team to inform motorists, residents and business operators of upcoming activities and milestones. The Up to Speed newsletters also provided “Business Spotlights” of businesses in the project area. The “91 Seconds on the 91” videos offered brief, timely, visual updates, with a focus on the progress being made.  

 

Best Practices Award of Merit - Inland Empire Section-American Planning Association
May 2014

This award recognized RCTC's authentic engagement approach to the acquisition of the Buena Vista Mobile Manor and relocation of its residents. The forward-thinking approach on behalf of RCTC to incorporate a public outreach component as part the acquisition and relocation of the residents at the BVMM senior mobile home park was unique, as this type of involvement is not typically seen in right of way efforts. This increased level of public outreach was needed due to this sensitive population: long-time residents, primarily on fixed incomes, seniors, many who were over the age of 80. IES-APA lauded RCTC for the best practices employed in dealing with an affected population and for successfully moving through a difficult process.

 

Poster Presentation Session Winner - Women's Transportation Seminar International
May 2014

The Buena Vista Mobile Manor acquisition/relocation/public outreach effort was selected as a program that exemplified the May 2014 international conference theme, "The Power of Connection: Mobility, Community, Innovation." The program was designated as the only entry to specifically address the social justice component of transportation and public outreach; as such, it was ranked highest of the 70 entries submitted.


Award of Distinction - California Association of Public Information Officials
April 2014

The acquisition, relocation and outreach program for Buena Vista Mobile Manor also won the 2014 California Association of Public Information Officials Excellence in Communications Awards.

 

California Society of Municipal Finance Officers Innovation Award
2013-14 Fiscal Year

RCTC received an Innovation Award from the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) for its 91 Project bond rating presentation package. RCTC prepared a comprehensive presentation to bond rating agencies (Standard & Poor's Rating Service, Moody's Investors Service, and Fitch Ratings) in spring 2013. The presentation resulted in favorable ratings for the sale of bonds and execution of a federal TIFIA loan, completed July 2013.

The presentation included a set of 91 Project branded information; three presentation booklets covering RCTC, sales tax financing, 91 Project financing and a flash drive with project videos. The presentation also included a video the severe traffic congestion experienced daily on the 91; this video was posted to YouTube to save the rating agencies the costs associated with traveling to California to experience the congestion first-hand.

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