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Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee Wins Statewide Sustainable Transportation Award

We are so pleased to announce that the Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee is a recipient of the 2020 Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Awards. The awards are given by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). 

  

The Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Awards recognize outstanding initiatives to improve the efficiency, accessibility, affordability, and sustainability of transportation systems in the state. We won for our outstanding program, The Transit Citizen Leadership Academy (TCLA). TCLA is designed to equip private-sector and public-sector leaders across the 10 counties of Middle Tennessee with tools to lead conversations about the value of multimodal transit and the emerging mass transit options that can address the region’s mobility needs.  

  

 “We are so pleased to encourage and support initiatives that provide benefits to citizens and communities.” 

-Clay Bright, TDOT Commissioner 

 

“We congratulate these winners who are on the cutting edge of possibilities in sustainability in transportation,” TDEC Commissioner David Salyers said. “Their innovation and achievements come in many forms, but all share the goal of a better environment, and our state benefits from their example.” 

  

We are among eight awardees statewide. The other recipients are:  

  

  • Southwest TN Development District 

  • Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority 

  • Knoxville Utilities Board 

  • American Natural Gas / Frito-Lay Fayetteville 

  • Town of Chapel Hill 

  • Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Departments of Planning and Public Works / KCI Technologies, Inc. 

  • NET Trans / Alliance AutoGas 


The awards were given on Tuesday by the TDEC and TDOT commissioners via webinar in conclusion to the 2020 Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Forum and Expo. TDEC, TDOT, and Tennessee Clean Fuels host the annual forum, where participants share and discover projects that can reshape what is possible in transportation and mobility. In 2020, the event has been held as a free, online webinar series that promotes research, technology, planning, and policy developments that improve transportation efficiency, reduce vehicle emissions, and address mobility needs. 

  

“We congratulate these winners who are on the cutting edge of possibilities in sustainability in transportation. Their innovation and achievements come in many forms, but all share the goal of a better environment and our state benefits from their example.” 

-David Salyers, TDEC Commissioner 

 

“This year’s winners represent a broad range of projects designed to enhance transit services while also raising the bar for environmental stewardship,” TDOT Commissioner Clay Bright said. “We are so pleased to encourage and support initiatives that provide benefits to citizens and communities.” 

  

To learn more about the award and its recipients, see here

To register for an upcoming TCLA, see here

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