Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Long Live the Queen!

From the Durango Herald - September 22, 2012:

City Takes Top Honors at Transit Conference
Durango’s Multimodal Chief Earns Transit Employee of the Year Award
By Jim Haug, Staff Writer

Increased ridership, commuter incentives and a new Multimodal plan all propelled Durango’s transit system to top honors this week at the fall conference of the Colorado Association of Transit Agencies in Grand Junction.

Durango earned the Medium Transit System of the Year award, which goes to systems with 10 to 25 buses. The city’s multimodal administrator, Amber Blake, also was honored as the Transit Employee of the Year.

Amber Blake was recognized for completing a new Multimodal Transportation Master Plan, which was adopted by the City Council in July, and for her management skills and success in getting state and federal grant funding. In her 3.5-year tenure, Durango has received nearly $5.2 million in grants.

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