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
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