TPTA honored with CTAA's 2017 State leadership Award

Jason Spain - Monday, July 31, 2017
Detroit, Mich. – June 13, 2017. The Tennessee Public Transportation Association (TPTA) was named today the recipient of the 2017 State Leadership Award by the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) at its annual EXPO – held this year in Detroit, Mich. – in recognition for its efforts to provide support and investment of community and public transportation across the state. 

The award, presented annually at the Association’s national EXPO, honors a state transit association or department of transportation for their work in improving mobility in their state. Ann Gilbert of the Association’s Board of Directors and the Arkansas Transit Association noted that TPTA has been especially effective working with state legislators to deliver crucial investment for Tennessee’s transit providers. 

“TPTA’s work in support of the IMPROVE Act resulted in the most significant increase in transportation investment in Tennessee in a generation. And though its’ Tennessee Transit Coalition, the Association not only enlisted the help of its members, but also organized transit riders across the state in a strategic effort to ensure additional funding as well as the ability for local areas to organize ballot initiatives to support transit.” 

The Community Transportation Association, established in 1989, is a national non-profit, membership association committed to removing barriers to isolation and improving mobility for all people. The Association provides informational resources, technical assistance, training and certification, and many additional resources to communities, transportation providers, and other groups to increase mobility and improve the quality of community and public transportation. 

The Tennessee Public Transportation Association (TPTA) is a nonprofit statewide organization dedicated to improving public transportation in all Tennessee communities.  Its 26 member agencies provide safe, efficient and reliable public transit services in all 95 counties of the state.
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