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National Innovation Showcase.

Recognizing & showcasing innovations and best practices from around the country.

The Districts Awards Program recognizes and shares bright ideas across transit, transportation, libraries, fire districts, parks and recreation, airports, ports and more! Submissions will be featured online and in our monthly Districts Newsletter. Submit now! At the end of the year, we’ll recognize the top 10 submissions as our 2022 Innovation Award Winners (submit by August 5th) and announce our top award winner as the District of the Year.

2022 Operations Awards

This category recognizes districts that have utilized tech to improve internal operations with employees – for example reengineering business processes, enhancing security measures, et al.

Technology Innovation: Operations
Cloud-based system simplifies vaccine access and improves access to shot records.
The authority replaced more than 350 legacy radios before the 3G shutdown.
New system provides an array of self-service GIS operations to support greenbelt stewardship.
New system reduces labor, saves paint and improves accuracy.
The program produces data that helps the organization reduce energy consumption and costs.
The centralized system reduces manual labor and increases visibility of strategic information for all staff.
Mobile-friendly web app provides real-time information to improve incident response.
Special Districts
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Technology Innovation Award: District of the Year - San Joaquin Regional Transit District
The San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) – which provides bus service to the city of Stockton, Calif., and surrounding communities -- is the Special District Program’s 2021 District of the Year. RTD embraces innovation and experimentation as part of a holistic strategy to meet the changing needs of the community it serves. Even during the uncertainty of the past 18 months, RTD has continued to focus on innovation by reimagining its operations for a new hybrid workforce, launching sustainable fuel technologies for its fleet, and undertaking a first-of-its-type Next-Generation Study to better understand current and future transportation needs in its community.
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