WVEL Travel/News Scope Now: IDOT Wins Big Prize For The 2019 America’s Transportation Awards

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Newsline: The 2019 America’s Transportation Awards & St Louis, MO

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) was awarded the grand prize in the 2019 America’s Transportation Awards.

This is the top honor for State Departments of Transportation.

This was presented at the American Association of State Highway Transportation meeting in St. Louis, MO earlier this week.

According to WICS-TV & Advantage News, this is the Illinois Department Of Transportation (IDOT) second year in a row for winning this honor.

IDOT will be donating its $5,000 share of the prize to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Upward Bound program. The program provides educational opportunities for middle and high school students in East St. Louis, Cahokia, SIUE East St. Louis Charter, Brooklyn, and Madison, with a focus on encouraging low-income, first-generation college students to seek post-secondary education. Upward Bound and IDOT have long partnered to teach kids about engineering careers.

In last year’s America’s Transportation Awards, the Interstate 55-Lake Shore Drive interchange in Chicago took home the Grand Prize, a first for IDOT.

Once again, a big shout out and congratulations to IDOT for winning this prestigious award back to back and thanks for making the roads safe!