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Who Will You Nominate for the Bay Area MTC’s “Excellence in Motion” Awards?

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Grab a ballot and get your nomination in soon for our Metropolitan Transportation Commission‘s Biennial Transportation Awards program.

What are the names of the individuals, projects and organizations that have displayed “Excellence in Motion,” and have had a positive impact on transportation in our nine-county bay area region?

Who will soon get a chance to accept this Wooden Wheelie and say, “I can’t deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!”

Here are the deets:

MTC Seeks Nominations for Transportation Awards Program

April 30 Nomination Deadline

OAKLAND, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire/ — When it comes to transportation, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) wants to know: What moves you? Is your bus driver exceptionally friendly and helpful? Has an organization in your community worked hard to boost smart growth, reduce harmful carbon emissions or encourage climate-friendly behavior? Are you wowed by local efforts to improve public transit service and encourage alternatives to driving alone? Now is your chance to nominate them for an MTC award.

MTC is the regional transportation planning agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, and its “Excellence in Motion” awards program recognizes individuals, projects and organizations that have had a positive impact on transportation in the region. The deadline for all nominations is Friday, April 30, 2010. Winners will be selected by a jury representing MTC and the community. Visit the MTC Web page at to submit an application online.

Past winners include Fannie Mae Barnes, who broke through long-entrenched gender barriers to become the first female cable car grip for San Francisco Muni; Palo Alto’s Gunn High School, recognized for its GO-FAST program that took on teen car culture and created incentives for students to walk, bike, carpool or use public transit; and the team behind the MacArthur Maze “miracle,” in which the key interchange was rebuilt in just 26 days following the catastrophic explosion of a gasoline tanker truck. Recognition has also gone to volunteers, community leaders and government employees dedicated to improving transportation for Bay Area residents.

For more information about the 2010 MTC Awards, call the MTC Public Information Office at 510.817.5757. MTC is the transportation planning, funding and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.

Source: Metropolitan Transportation Commission

These were the categories a couple years back:

  • Doris W. Kahn Accessible Transportation Award
    Honors a person or organization whose efforts have benefited the elderly or persons with disabilities
  • John F. Foran Legislative Award
    Honors a state or federal legislator whose work has had a positive effect on transportation
  • Greta Ericson Distinguished Service Award
    Recognizes quality leadership in the transportation profession
  • David Tannehill Special Employee Award
    Intended for a transportation employee who goes beyond the call of duty
  • Miriam Gholikely Award
    Celebrates accomplishments in the fields of community service, volunteerism, advocacy, leadership and minority affairs