OAKLAND, CA — When it comes to transportation, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) wants to know: What moves you? Has an organization or company in your community worked hard to promote alternatives to driving alone, improve public transit or encourage climate-friendly behaviors? Are you impressed by innovative activities that promote efficient use of the transportation network or wowed by local efforts to “calm” busy streets? Is your bus driver exceptionally friendly and helpful? Now is your chance to nominate a person, project or organization for an MTC award.
Winners will be selected by a jury representing MTC and the community. Visit the MTC website to submit an application online. For a paper nominating form, email MTC at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 778-6757. The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 31, 2014.
For the past 36 years, MTC’s “Excellence in Motion” awards program has recognized individuals, projects and organizations that have had a positive impact on transportation in the nine-county region. Past winners include the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley for showcasing transit-oriented development that allows the disabled access to vital transit and other services; Safe Routes to Schools for educating the next generation to make environmentally friendly transportation choices; Fannie Mae Barnes, who broke through a long-entrenched gender barrier to become the first female cable car grip for San Francisco Muni; and Safeway, Inc. for converting its entire truck fleet to bio-diesel fuel that helps reduce greenhouse gases. Recognition also has gone to volunteers, community leaders and government employees dedicated to improving transportation for Bay Area residents.
For more information about the 2014 MTC Awards, visit www.mtc.ca.gov or call the Public Information Office at (415) 778-6757. MTC is the transportation planning, funding and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.
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