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Award Nomination Criteria

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CTD Awards

CTD Award ImageEach year the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged recognizes individuals and
organizations within the community that has exhibited exceptional service, personal excellence and
dedication towards serving persons who are transportation disadvantaged. These elected officials, organizations, agencies and individuals are the ones who reach for excellence in serving our communities with superb dedication and spirit in assisting people with transportation services by ensuring they have transportation to medical facilities, educational facilities, nutritional and life-sustaining treatments.

2019 CTD Award Group and Individual Photos

Award Criteria

Award Category 2019 Recipient Nomination Criteria
Dispatcher-Scheduler of the Year Tommie Robinson
VOTRAN
To honor an individual or a team, who is either a scheduler or dispatcher for the CTC or for a transportation operator under contract with the CTC, who has performed in an outstanding manner and has shown care and concern for transportation disadvantaged passengers.
Driver of the Year Maggie Allen
Hillsborough County Sunshine Line

To honor an individual, who is either a driver for the CTC or for a transportation operator under contract with the CTC, who has performed in an outstanding manner and has shown care and concern for transportation disadvantaged passengers.
Designated Office Planning Agency of the Year Hillsborough County MPO To recognize a planning agency that went beyond the scope of their work to implement coordinated transportation.
Urban CTC of the Year Bay County Board of County Commissioners - Bay Area Transportation - Bay County CTC To recognize an urban CTC who has performed in an outstanding manner as part of the fully coordinated system for the community and the transportation disadvantaged population.
Operator of the Year Big Bend Transit
Leon County
To recognize an operator who contract with the CTC who has delivered services to the transportation disadvantaged in a safe, cost effective and efficient and quality service manner.
Local Elected Official of the Year The Honorable Don Elwell This award was created to recognize an elected official who has demonstrated support to those who are transportation disadvantaged.
Outstanding Coordinating Board of the Year Gulf County LCB To recognize a coordinating board that has demonstrated dedication and support of the local service delivery system.
Becki Wade Forsell "Breaking Barriers" Advocacy Award Gloria Mills
Hillsborough County  Coordinating Board Representative
This award honors a disabled individual and member from Local Coordinating Board representing individuals with disability for their contribution and advocacy work in the community.
Rural CTC of the Year JTRANS
Jackson County CTC
To recognize a rural CTC who has performed in an outstanding manner as part of the fully coordinated system for the community and the transportation disadvantaged population.
Innovation TOPS Riders Choice Pilot Program - Broward County CTC To recognize a CTC, an individual, or a team that has used innovative approaches to coordinate transportation, improve customer service, enhance the safety of the system and/or increase efficiencies.
Safety VOTRAN
Volusia County CTC
To recognize a system that has demonstrated an outstanding safety record or initiated new or improved safety programs.
Volunteer of the Year Stanley Voice To recognize a volunteer who has provided service to the transportation disadvantaged citizens of their community.
Sheila Winitzer Shining Star Diane Slaybaugh This award was created to recognize Ms. Sheila Winitzer who spent her career creating programs to improve transportation disadvantaged services. She was an enthusiastic, passionate partner who tirelessly advocated for the transportation disadvantaged program.
William G. and Budd Bell Lifetime Achievement Donna Fiala This award was created in honor of Dr. William (Bill) and Budd Bell. Dr. Bell had a vision in the 1970's of coordinated transportation and was instrumental in the early development of the Florida program. His wife, Budd, who shared his vision, continued to advocate and support transportation disadvantaged into the next decade.