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JTA Recognized at State Conference with Six Awards

 JTA Honored with Six Awards by Florida Public Transportation Association and Commission for Transportation Disadvantaged  

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) received five awards at the Florida Public Transportation Association’s (FPTA) Annual Conference. JTA’s Route Optimization Initiative (ROI) won top honors in the Innovation and Creativity category. The Authority was also recognized for bus safety excellence and the marketing department picked up three awards. Jacquie Gibbs, JTA’s Vice President of External Affairs and Lisa Darnall, JTA’s Vice President of Transit Operations received the awards on behalf the Authority at the 2015 FPTA Conference held October 25-28 in Daytona Beach.

“I am proud of the accomplishments of our entire JTA team,” said JTA Chief Executive Officer Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. “We have an amazing group of talented professionals that deserve to be recognized.”

JTA received the Innovation and Creativity Award for the demonstration of innovative and creative concepts, along with effective problem-solving techniques for the public transportation industry.

The Bus Safety Excellence Awards recognizes bus transportation systems that have implemented programs or projects that have achieved documented success in addressing specific safety program areas.

JTA was recognized for its ROI safety program. JTA also won three awards in the 2015 Marketing Awards Competition. It received second place in the signage and graphics category for ROI; second place in the internal/employee communications category for the On the Move employee newsletter and second place in the Potpourri category for the diversity bus wrap and school program.

The Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged (CTD) recognized JTA as the Urban Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) of the Year. Connexion, our Paratransit Services received the award for outstanding performance for the community and the transportation disadvantaged population.

For additional information, please contact the JTA’s customer service line at (904) 630-3100; TDD (904) 630-3191