Since 1977, MTC has honored people and programs helping to move the Bay Area forward. And while our transportation network and travel patterns may have changed, the abundance of creativity and commitment to improving regional mobility continues.
Today MTC honors a select group of 13 winners. Many of our honorees have a noticeable focus on children, be it pioneering programs to create safer routes to school, the design and construction of an undercrossing for school kids across dangerous railroad tracks, the creation of a safe and reliable school bus system, or a mentoring program to introduce teenage girls to the world of transportation careers. Other programs help seniors, low-income residents and people with disabilities. The winning individuals and organizations represent a wide range of professions as well — a bus driver, an inventor, a bridge engineer, a pair of housing developers, a lawmaker, and a volunteer bike mechanic donating hundreds of hours of his own time to make a difference in others’ lives.
While acting separately across all corners of our region, the award winners are working toward a common goal: ensuring that Bay Area residents have access to safe, reliable transportation as well as to decent housing. Each has contributed time and talent to help keep the Bay Area moving. Thank you for joining us in honoring our 2016 winners.