Stan Teply Outstanding Technical Project Award


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 ITE Canada Excellence in Transportation Awards luncheon.


For a project to be eligible for consideration, the following should be met and clearly demonstrated in the cover letter:  

  • it must have been fully completed during the past calendar year,
  • an ITE member (employed by the organization who either commissioned the project or performed the work related to the project) should have had a significant role in undertaking the project.  

Evaluation Criteria:

Submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Technical Content & Transferability: (35 points)
  • Use of transportation planning and/or engineering principles, and
  • Use of principles which can be applied to other transportation and planning projects in a variety of ways.
  1. Complexity and Innovation: (35 points)
  • The complexity of a project and/or the problems overcome by the team;
  • Bringing forward a new approach that has not yet been seen, and/or provides an original take on an existing practice, and
  • Enabling collaboration between transportation and other disciplines.
  1. Project Expectations: (20 points)
  • The extent to which the project met stakeholder expectations i.e. the client and the public,
  • Level of stakeholder consultation and engagement
  • Satisfying the stated project goals and/or revised project goals if changed during the course of the project, and
  • Completion on time and on budget.
  1. Overall presentation (10 points)
  • Submission is complete, meeting the required word limits and page numbers,
  • Submission is organized, headings are clearly stated and ideas are well articulated,
  • Submission is well balanced in terms of word use and graphics; organized in a clear manner

Submission Requirements:

A complete nomination package should entail the following:

  • A cover letter (not more than 500 words), outlining reasons for nominating the project. 
  • Up of 3 additional pages, discussing the evaluation criteria 1 to 3, with clear headings, elaborating on how the project meets each criterion. The additional pages may also include references to methods used, feasible and reliable solutions, client testimonials and graphics.

Nomination timelines:

Project nominations are open until March 1.

Submit Nomination

For further information, contact us.

Past Recipients:

2022 – City of Burnaby, Connecting Burnaby – Burnaby Transportation Plan
2021 – Halifax Regional Municipality, Halifax’s Rapid Transit Strategy
2020 – McElhanney Consulting & The City of Calgary, Plus 15 Network Study
2019 – The City of Calgary & ISL Engineering, 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