FPTA Award Winners
The 2023 FPTA Awards were presented on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at the FPTA Annual Conference in Orlando.
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These awards honor systems who have demonstrated innovative or creative concepts and effective problem-solving techniques for the public transportation industry, as well as demonstrated achievement in efficiency and effectiveness.
Outstanding System of the Year – Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA)
Innovation and Creativity Award – City of Key West
Bus Safety & Security Excellence
This award recognizes bus transportation systems that have implemented programs or projects that have achieved documented success in addressing specific safety program areas.
Tier 1, Gold Award – Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)
Tier 2, Gold Award – MV Transportation, Gainesville RTS Paratransit Contractor
Tier 3, Gold Award – City of Ocala/SunTran
Bus Technician of the Year
This award recognizes Florida’s best transit bus technicians.
Davis Hammond, StarMetro
Derrick N. Brown, PSTA
Henry (Hank) Rodgers, Gainesville RTS
Paratransit Technician of the Year
This award recognizes Florida’s best paratransit bus technicians.
Michael Joseph Erdman, VOTRAN
Sherman Polydore, JTA
Jeffrey Robinson, StarMetro
Operator of the Year
This award recognizes an outstanding operator whose service has enriched and enhanced public transportation in their community.
Marcus Kincade, PSTA
Anthony Howard, Miami-Dade Transit
Lorenza Ellison, StarMetro