Economic & Planning Systems was part of a team awarded the National Association of Development Organization (NADO) Excellence in Regional Transportation award for its work on the Trans-Sierra Transportation Plan.  EPS partnered with Morse Consulting and CH2 in preparing detailed socio-economic profiles for 11 California and Nevada Counties and evaluating benefit-cost considerations for various categories of transportation improvements throughout the region.  This foundational work is expected to influence investment choices and lead to continued expansion and diversification of the Trans-Sierra region.  The Excellence in Regional Transportation award recognizes nationally noteworthy projects that help meet regional needs in innovative ways, through cooperation with partners, increasing system and community resilience, and creative funding concepts.  This project and other winners will be honored at the 2016 National Regional Transportation Conference held in Chattanooga, TN on June 13-15.