August 3rd, 2016
MassCommute received international recognition for innovation in Transportation Demand Management (TDM) work at the Association for Commuter Transportation international conference in Portland, Oregon.
MassCommute was proud to take the stage twice during the awards ceremony- first for our TMA White Paper, "Making the Shift: How TMAs in Massachusetts Leverage Private-Sector Resources to Achieve State Goals & Public Benefits" which won the Excellence in Research Award- and second for our ECO Awards (Excellence in Commuter Options) program with MassRides which won the Marketing and Outreach Award for a Public/Private Partnership.
The Association for Commuter Transportation, (ACT), announced the award winners during the 2016 international conference held in Portland, OR, July 31st - August 3rd. ACT represents major employers, public transportation departments, and private sector transportation providers to improve transportation options, livability and economic competitiveness.
More than 450 transportation professionals from federal, state and local governments, universities, and major businesses attended the conference that kicked off with an opening reception featuring U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), a leading voice in Congress for transportation options and livable communities. This year, 80 organizations were nominated for 18 awards in categories that include marketing, research and commuting options.
ACT president Robert Henry hailed winners as model programs in the TDM field. The full list of 2016 winners is available online: http://actweb.org/act-national-awards-winners-named-at-portland-conference/.
“Every day, every commute and every carpool is a journey,” Henry said. “As mobility rapidly changes with advances in technology, it is wonderful to see so many leaders working to improve our journeys and our environment at the same time.”
MassCommute is grateful to the 2016 ACT National Awards Committee & Judges for this great honor!
The Association for Commuter Transportation, (ACT), is an international trade association and leading advocate for commuter transportation and TDM. Commuting by bus, train, rideshare, bike, walking, or telework improves our world by contributing to energy independence, better air quality, sustainability, urban mobility, and reduced congestion. Through advocacy, education, and networking efforts, ACT strives to improve the lives of commuters, the livability of communities, and the economic competitiveness of businesses.