Construction Project of the Year

The NRC’s Railroad Construction Project of the Year Award recognizes exemplary project executive in two categories:

  • Large Project Category (projects with budgets over $10 million)
  • Small Project Category (projects with budgets of $10 million or less).

The purpose of these awards are to honor innovation, expertise, and quality project management applied towards the successful execution of a rail construction project by NRC member companies. All types of rail construction projects are eligible for the awards, including freight rail, industrial track, rail transit, commuter rail, intercity passenger rail, rail on port facilities, and rail on military facilities.

  • Application – The NRC will accept submissions for the 2024 awards through November 15, 2024. Digital submissions are strongly encouraged. As a reference, her if the 2023 Construction Project of the Year Award Application, including the application, criteria and submission instructions, is posted at this link.
  • Deadline – November 15, 2024
  • Past Award Winners

Large Construction Project of the Year

2023 - Sandpoint Junction Connector Project, Ames Construction - Learn more

2022 - Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis’ (TRAA) Merchants’ Bridge Reconstruction Project, Walsh Construction - Learn more

2021 - Mid-Coast Transit Constructors - Learn more

2020 - Long Island Rail Road's Mid-Suffolk Electric Yard Project, Railroad Construction Company - Learn more

2019 - BNSF Midwest Floods Project, R.J. Corman - Learn more

2018 - BNSF Alliance Intermodal Facility Expansion Phase II Project, SEMA Construction

2017 - KCS Mossville Yard Expansion Project, Ragnar Benson, LLC.

 2016 - Exposition Light Rail Transit Phase 2 Design-Build (Expo 2) Project, Skanska-Rados Joint Venture (SRJV)

 2015 - Port of Long Beach, Pier E Project, Herzog/Reyes, a Joint Venture

2014 - Port of Los Angeles Berth 200 Rail Yard, Herzog Contracting Corp.

 Small Construction Project of the Year

2023 - MxV Rail’s Facility for Accelerated Service Testing (FAST), R.J. Corman - Learn more

2022 - Watco’s South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad (SKOL) Bridge Upgrade Project, Bottom Line Co. - Learn more

2021 - CSX Florida Improvement Plan (FIP) Bridge Project, PCL Civil Constructors - Learn more

2020 - Union Pacific’s Mankato 90.5 Permanent Landslide Repair Project, GeoStabilization - Learn more

2019 - Grand River Response, Massman Construction Company - Learn more

2018 - The Louisville & Indiana Railroad (LIRC) Flat Rock Bridge Project, JB Fay Construction

2017 - Union Pacific Lakeside Sub Bridge Project in Box Elder County, Utah, Ames Construction

2016 - Walongto Marcel 2nd Track Project, Granite Construction

2015 - Port of Long Beach, Pier E Project, Herzog/Reyes,a Joint Venture

2014 - Crawfordsville Bridge Repair Project, Joseph B. Fay Company

 Project of the Year

2013 - Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, Delta Railroad Construction

2012 - Utah Transit Authority Front Runner South Project, Stacy and Witbeck/Herzog Contracting Corp.

2011 - Utah Transit Authority West Valley TRAX Light Rail Project, Stacy and Witbeck/Kiewit Infrastructure West


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