American Public Transportation Association says C-TRAN is the best among systems of similar size
For the second time since 2019, C-TRAN has received one of the highest honors by the American Public Transportation Association.
C-TRAN was recently named the 2022 North American Transit System of the Year for systems in similar size. In 2019, C-TRAN earned the Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award.
The APTA Awards recognize transit systems from across North America.
“This is an incredible honor, and I’m extremely proud of our employees who selflessly serve our amazing community each and every day,” said Shawn M. Donaghy, C-TRAN’s CEO. “To be selected for this award twice is nothing short of a thrill, yet humbling.”
The award emcompasses 12 core areas: Safety, operations, maintenance, access, diversity/inclusion/equity, customer service, financial management, sustainability, workforce development, attendance/employee costs, marketing and community relations.
“We take tremendous pride in the work we do, and it’s a reminder that public transportation is much larger than routes and schedules,” Donaghy said. “It’s about relationships. It’s about community engagement. It’s about providing access to opportunities, and doing everything we can to make Clark County a better place to live.”
In the past three years, C-TRAN marked several key achievements, including:
- The navigation of the pandemic while expanding local bus service, a crucial step in helping essential workers.
- Broke ground on the second branch of The Vine, a bus rapid service that will be on Vancouver’s Mill Plain corridor.
- Took steps to become a certified green business through the Clark County Green Business Program.
- Received a finding of “no deficiencies” from the Federal Transit Administration’s review covering a three-yer window.
C-TRAN and the rest of this year’s award winners will be honored at APTA’s national conference in October.
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