OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to transportation, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) wants to know: What moves you? Has an organization or agency in your community worked hard to streamline your commute, promote alternatives to driving alone, improve public transit or encourage climate-friendly behaviors? Are you impressed by someone's work to make streets safer for school kids, or wowed by local efforts to "calm" busy streets? Is your bus driver exceptionally friendly and helpful? Now is your chance to nominate a person, project or organization that is improving the way people get around in the Bay Area for an MTC award.
Winners will be selected by a jury representing MTC and the community. To submit a nomination online, visit http://www.mtc.ca.gov/awards. For a paper nominating form, email MTC at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510.817.5757. The deadline for nominations is Monday, April 4th, 2016.
MTC's "Excellence in Motion" awards recognize individuals, projects and organizations that have had a positive impact on transportation in the nine-county region. Past winners include Bruce Beyaert and the Trails for Richmond Action Committee for expanding and improving the Bay Trail; Safe Routes to Schools for educating the next generation about environmentally friendly transportation choices; Naomi Armenta for her advocacy of accessible transportation for seniors and the disabled; and the Devil's Slide Tunnel for improving safety and mobility. Recognition also has gone to community leaders, government employees and volunteers dedicated to improving transportation for Bay Area residents.
For more information about the 2016 MTC Awards, visit http://www.mtc.ca.gov or call the 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