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2020 FPTA Award Winners

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 – Hillsborough Area Regional Transportation (HART)

Tier 1, Gold Safety Certificate of Merit  Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)

Tier 2, Gold Safety Award – LeeTran

Tier 3, Gold Safety Award – Indian River Transit/GoLine

Operator of the Year

This award recognizes an outstanding operator whose service has enriched and enhanced public transportation in their community.

First Place – Ronald Parson, Jacksonville Transportation Authority

Second Place – Theodore “Teddy” Glenn, Votran

Third Place – LaPrice Williams, Palm Tran

Organizational Awards

These awards honor FPTA public transportation 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 – Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)

Innovation and Creativity Award – Space Coast Area Transit (SCAT)

Bus Technician of the Year

This award recognizes Florida’s best transit bus technicians.

First Place – Sherman R. Polydore, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, 

Second Place – Daniel James Mercsh, Manatee County Area Transit

Third Place – Wesley I. Breithaupt, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority

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