CITE Awards

Stan Teply Outstanding Technical Project Award

Award nominations due April 5th.


This annual award will recognize an outstanding project that showcases excellent technical achievement in transportation planning and/or engineering. This award will recognize the high quality of projects within the transportation industry in Canada.

To honour one of the technical leaders in the industry, the Technical Liaison Committee (TLC) named this award the Stan Teply Outstanding Technical Project Award. Dr. Teply worked throughout the 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s in leading and creating the Canadian Capacity Guide which has proven technical merit in Canada, and is accepted by the CITE membership and the Transportation Association of Canada’s (TAC) Chief Engineers Council as a credible Canadian Guide to assist practitioners with capacity calculations.

Recipients will be presented with the Stan Teply Award at the annual CITE Excellence in Transportation Awards luncheon.


For a project to be considered eligible for the award, it must have been fully completed during the prior calendar year (2018).. In addition, an ITE member (either employed by the organization commissioning the project or employed by the organization performing the work related to the project) should have had a significant role in conducting the project.  


Technical Content & Transferability : (30 points)

  • The project applies transportation planning and/or engineering principles; and
  • contains principles which can be applied to other transportation and planning projects in a variety of ways.

Complexity and Innovation: (35 points)

  • The complexity of a project and/or the problems overcome by the team;
  • the project brings forward a new approach that has not yet been seen; and/or provides an original take on an existing practice; and
  • can contain collaboration between transportation and other disciplines.

Project Expectations: (20 points)

  • The extent to which the project met client and stakeholder expectations;
  • satisfying the stated project goals and/or revised project goals if changed during the course of project; and
  • completed in accordance with budget and completion date estimates.

Overall presentation (15 points)

  • Submission is complete and summary is within page limitation;
  • is well organized and ideas are clearly articulated;
  • the combination of text and graphics is appropriate, reasoned and organized in a clear manner; and
  • special consideration will be given to a  project with higher ITE members’ involvement


Prepare a complete nomination package for a successful submission. The person completing the nomination form must submit a 500-word statement outlining the reason for nominating their project for the Stan Teply Award. Consider including additional supporting documents (max 3 additional pages) that highlights how the project meets the evaluation criteria which may include an outline of the methods used to address the problem and advance feasible and reliable solutions, client testimonials, and graphics.

Project nominations will be open later in 2019 or early 2020.

For further information, contact us.

Past Recipients:

2019 – City of Calgary, Macleod Trail and 162 Avenue, Diverging Diamond Interchange Project
2015 – Gene Chartier, Promoting Sustainable Transportation Through Site Design
2014 – Dr. Jeannette Montufar, Pedestrian Crossing Control Guide