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2014 MTC Transportation Award Winners
Honoring People, Projects and Organizations
- Mary King
Chair, Bay Bridge Design Task Force
John F. Foran Legislative Award
- U.S. Congressman George Miller
Miriam Gholikely Public Service Award
- Bruce Beyaert & Trails for Richmond Action Committee
Doris W. Kahn Accessible Transportation Award
Greta Ericson Distinguished Service Award
- Cory LaVigne (posthumously)
David Tannehill Special Employee Award
- Charles Davis,
Transit Operator, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
- Good Karma Bikes
- Caldecott Fourth Bore Project:
- Alameda County Transportation Commission
- Caltrans District 4
- Contra Costa Transportation Authority
- Devil’s Slide Tunnel Project and Trail:
- Caltrans District 4
- San Mateo County Department of Parks
- Solano County Transit (SolTrans)
- Gary Richards, “Mr. Roadshow”
Bay Area News Group
- Showcasing the Bridge & Bay:
- The Bay Lights
- Joseph A. Blum
- Oakland Museum’s “Above & Below” Exhibit
Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 9 a.m.
Scottish Rite Center
1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland
About the Transportation Awards
MTC's Transportation Awards recognize people and organizations
who have made extraordinary contributions to the way people
get around in the Bay Area each day. For over three decades,
MTC has recognized day-to-day and long-term efforts that are
improving transportation in the region.
The MTC Award (pictured), with its handsome wood base and movable bearing, is 6" tall and 3" wide.
The bearing, laser-engraved with the winner's name, is a universal symbol of motion.
MTC typically recognizes:
- Transportation employees who excel at
their jobs and go above the call of duty, or have shown long-term,
steadfast leadership in their profession.
- Innovative activities that promote more efficient use of the transportation network.
- Citizens or organizations who have made significant efforts to inform and educate the public about transportation issues.
- Successful efforts to improve transit service and encourage the use of alternatives to driving alone.
- A person or organization whose efforts have resulted in
significant improvement in transportation
services for the
elderly or persons with disabilities.
- Extraordinary accomplishments in the field
of community service, volunteerism, advocacy, leadership
or minority affairs.
Winners are selected by a jury representing MTC and members of the public.
2012 winner: Ed Roberts Campus, a unique, cutting edge building, designed to create an environment that is usable by individuals of all ages, with and without disabilities.
2010 winner: Cycles of Change, an Alameda County nonprofit
organization that teaches youngsters how to ride
bicycles safely, and also how to maintain them.
2008 winner: Fannie Mae Barnes, S.F. Muni, first female
cable car grip
The 2012 award winners were honored at the Excellence
in Motion awards ceremony on October 24, 2012, at Nile Hall in Oakland.
The 2010 award winners were honored at the Excellence
in Motion awards ceremony on October 27, 2010, at
the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland.