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JTA's Peak Honored

Elizabeth Peak Honored for Innovation and Leadership at COMTO National Meeting and Conference


JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – July 21, 2014 – Elizabeth Peak, Regional Services Coordinator at the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)  was honored with the Industry Innovation & Leadership Award during the 43rd National Meeting and Training Conference held July 12-15 by the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ms. Peak received the award for her impressive work on TransPortal, the regional scheduling project in partnership with 12 regional counties.     Since 2006, JTA has been working with its regional partners to coordinate transportation technology as a cornerstone for the development of the TransPortal program.  TransPortal is a transportation resource to help citizens in Northeast Florida find the best transportation options to for their unique trip needs (visit for more information).

“I am delighted that a member of the JTA family was recognized with this prestigious national award,” said Nathaniel P. Ford Sr., CEO of JTA.   “Ms. Peak’s dedication and innovative thinking turned the TransPortal project into reality.”

In addition, we congratulate the Jacksonville Chapter of COMTO, who received the distinguished “Chapter of the Year Award”  for their outstanding contributions and support of the organization within the past year.   The Chapter of the Year Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a chapter for its outstanding service, activities and enhancement of COMTO’s mission.    Newly elected COMTO Jacksonville Chapter President Endya Freeman accepted the award on behalf of the chapter. 

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