September 13, 2010
Classifieds in this issue include executive and managerial positions with transit agencies and vendors throughout North America!
TRB Seeks Nominations for 'Smiling' Tate Award
The Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation Committee is seeking nominations through Sept. 30 for the “Roger Tate Is Smiling Award,” which honors individuals with a strong commitment to improving transportation services in rural America. TRB will present the award during its 19th National Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation Conference, Oct. 24-27 in Burlington, VT.
Eligible candidates must be involved—at the local, state, or federal/national level in either the public or private sector—in public, intercity bus, or human services transportation in rural communities in planning, administration, operations, education and training, or research and demonstrations. Award criteria include a record of at least one major contribution to improved or expanded rural transit services or programs and a dedication to mentoring and advising others.
TRB described Tate, the award’s namesake who died in 1996, as “both a pioneer for and founding father of the National Rural Transit Assistance Program and the Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility.” He joined the Federal Transit Administration in 1982 and rose to serve as director of the Office of Research Management.
“Roger gave many people reason to smile and many rural transit programs a future,” said TRB in a statement. “His legacy, the focus of this award, is to recognize persons in rural transportation who also have given many people reason to smile and who have improved the future of rural transit programs.”
More information about the award is available from Jon Burkhardt or online.