CTF recognizes StanRTA with the 2023 Bus Transit Project of the Year Award

The Stanislaus Regional Transit Authority (StanRTA) is pleased to announce its remarkable achievement in winning the prestigious CTF Award for Rural Bus Transit Project of the Year. The award, presented by the California Transportation Foundation (CTF), recognizes StanRTA’s exceptional efforts in enhancing rural public transportation services and its commitment to improving the lives of residents in the Stanislaus County region.

Each year CTF honors the best and brightest in transportation across 18 different categories. The Rural Bus Transit Project of the Year award acknowledges the innovative initiatives undertaken by StanRTA to design meaningful service improvements that would enhance the quality of life through public transportation throughout Stanislaus County. Through collaborative partnerships and strategic planning, StanRTA has consistently demonstrated its dedication to providing safe, reliable, and efficient transportation options that connect residents to vital resources, employment opportunities, healthcare services, and recreational destinations.

StanRTA’s winning project showcased a comprehensive approach to improving transit services, focusing on key areas such as accessibility, sustainability, and community engagement. By implementing state-of-the-art technology, StanRTA has optimized its operations, including real-time tracking, automated fare collection systems, and passenger information displays, ensuring an enhanced rider experience.

Furthermore, StanRTA’s commitment to sustainability is evident through the integration of low-emission vehicles into its fleet, reducing the environmental impact of public transportation while promoting cleaner air and a greener future for the region. The agency’s efforts in promoting multimodal transportation options, such as bike racks and connecting services, have also contributed to reducing traffic congestion and improving overall transportation efficiency.

StanRTA’s success in engaging the local community and gathering valuable input from stakeholders played a pivotal role in the development and implementation of its bus transit projects. Through open forums, public meetings, and collaborative partnerships with community organizations, StanRTA has ensured that its services are tailored to meet the unique needs and preferences of the residents it serves.

“We are incredibly honored to receive the CTF Award for Rural Bus Transit Project of the Year,” said Adam Barth, CEO of Stanislaus Regional Transit Authority.

“This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, who tirelessly strive to improve the transportation options available to our communities.

We remain committed to enhancing the quality of life for our residents and look forward to continuing our efforts in providing efficient, sustainable, and community-centric transit services.” Board Member, Mr. Steven Morrow stated, “I’ve very proud of all the hard work by the StanRTA staff. Thank you all for your efforts.”

The California Transportation Foundation CTF Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in public transportation throughout the state. The Rural Bus Transit Project of the Year category specifically recognizes outstanding achievements in improving transit systems, ensuring that residents in these areas have access to reliable transportation options.