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Biennial Transportation Awards

Celebrating Excellence in Motion

MTC Award

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

2012 Awards

The 2012 award winners were honored at the Excellence in Motion awards ceremony on October 24, 2012, at Nile Hall in Oakland.

2010 Awards

The 2010 award winners were honored at the Excellence in Motion awards ceremony on October 27, 2010, at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland.

Previous Awards

See a history of MTC's Awards Program