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MTC Awards

John F. Foran Legislative Award

Awarded 1986 – present

The John F. Foran Legislative Award was created in 1986 upon the retirement of state Sen. John Foran, a longtime friend of transportation who is the author of the bill that created MTC. The Foran Award is presented annually to the state or federal legislator whose efforts best sustain excellence in transportation policy.


2014 • U.S. Congressman George Miller

2012 • U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

2010 • President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, California State Senate

2008 • U. S. Representative Tom Lantos

2006 • U.S. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

2004 • State Senator Jackie Speier

2003 • State Senator Don Perata

2002 • State Senator Tom Torlakson

2001 • Assemblyman John Dutra

2000 • Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher

1999 • State Senator John Burton

1998 • Assemblywoman Valerie Brown

1997 • U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

1996 • State Senator Quentin R. Kopp

1995 • Congressman Bill Baker

1994 • State Senator Bill Lockyer

1993 • Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

1993 • Congressman Vic Fazio

1992 • Congressman Norman Mineta

1992 • U.S. Senator Alan Cranston

1992 • U.S. Senator Daniel Moynihan

1991 • State Assemblyman Tom Hannigan

1990 • State Assemblywoman Delaine Eastin

1989 • State Senator Quentin L. Kopp

1988 • State Senator Alfred Alquist

1987 • U.S. Representative Norm Mineta