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WTS Members Honored as Transportation Champions of Change

August 1, 2012 08:39 AM
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On Tuesday July 31, 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the White House Office of Public Engagement hosted a White House Champions of Change event featuring Transportation Innovators.  Transportation Innovators are individuals or organizations who have provided exemplary leadership in the growth and expansion of the transportation industry at the local, state, or regional level.   The program highlights citizens across the country who are “Building an America to Last” with projects and initiatives that move their communities forward.  Among the 14 honorees at the event were three WTS members:

  • Philip Washington, General Manager, RTD-Denver
  • Ellen Voie, President and CEO, Women in Trucking Association
  • Beverly Scott, General Manager and CEO, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)

WTS International was invited to attend the event. Marcia Ferranto, WTS President and CEO, was accompanied by WTS member Odessa Phillip, PE, who, in addition to her role as public relations manager at Rosborough Communications, also sits on the advisory board of the civil engineering department at Howard University in Washington, DC. “It was nice to see some of our WTS friends on the panel today, and it was great to learn about some of the exciting things going on in transportation. It’s worth noting that one way or another we are all on similar missions here. Recognition opportunities like the Champions of Change program are a chance to begin sharing and networking for our common goals,” said Phillip.

Photos of the event can be found here: [Photos: Transportation Innovators Champions of Change]

 

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