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C-Tran named Transit System of the Year

The American Public Transportation Association has selected C-Tran as its Transit System of the Year for 2019.

C-Tran CEO Shawn Donaghy said the award is “the highest honor a transit agency can receive in North America.”

The announcement was made Tuesday in Vancouver. The Vancouver-based transit agency hosted a barbecue lunch and program for employees and community leaders.

Speakers at the Tuesday event included Donaghy; David Carol, American Public Transportation Association chief operating officer; Linda Gehrke, regional administrator, Federal Transit Administration, Region 10; Adrian Cortes, chair of the C-Tran Board of Directors and county council candidate; and Vancouver mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, C-Tran board vice chair.

Carol said C-Tran’s best in the nation award is “the Oscars of our industry.”

This story will be updated. 


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