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VTA Newsroom: Awards and Recognition

VTA is honored to have received recognition from industry leaders and community organizations that value public transportation and the work VTA does to keep Santa Clara County moving.

 

 

2016

   


 

American Public Transportation Association Sustainability Commitment – Gold Level Recognition
   
2016 AdWheel Envision Silicon Valley, Public Engagement.     
Engineering Excellence Award and National Recognition Award,
I-280/880 Stevens Creek Interchange
   

Outstanding Project,
I-280/880 Stevens Creek Interchange

   

Project of the Year Award, I-280/880 Stevens Creek Interchange    


San Francisco’s Golden Gate Business Association and the Silicon Valley Rainbow Chamber of Commerce, Business Diversity Program
   
 

2015

   

2015 Top Silicon Valley Employers List    

2015 VTA Holiday Shopping Light Rail Light Tape Train in Category 1: Print Media, APTA AdWheel Awards

   
       
2015 VTA Annual Report in Category 1: Print Media, APTA AdWheel Awards
 
   
       
Image of Caltrans symbol The Valley Transportation Authority is proud to receive recognition for exceptional support of the Caltrans Mentor-Protégé Program for 2015.    
       

Caltrans Excellence in Transportation Awards 
U.S. 101 Auxiliary Lanes Project for the Highway Urban category
   
       

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The Silicon Valley Business Journal
Women of Influence - Nuria Fernandez
 
   
       


The Santa Clara Valley Water District Water Saving Hero
For implementing improvements estimated to save over 12 million gallons of water and $37,000 per year. 
   
       
The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS)
2015 Employer of the Year 
   
       

The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award
Camille Williams, VTA Accessible Services Program Manager and Diversity Liaison for the WTS San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
For spear-heading the creation of the chapter’s inaugural Women’s Leadership Program
 
   
       


2015 Best of Milpitas Award
BART Silicon Valley Best Thing Happening in Milpitas
 
   
       
2015 Calmentor Award
Outstanding Public Agency
 
   
       

San Jose/Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce
Women in Leadership Grant Winner
   
 

2014

   
       

California Transportation Foundation Award
Pedestrian, /Bicycle Project of the Year
 
 
   
       


Best of BUSRide Green Award
for VTA’s commitment to environmental stewardship and initiatives to develop and promote ecologically sound practices and work environments
 
   
       


APTA Adwheel  Award - Holiday Train Wrap
   
       

American Public Works Association (APWA) Silicon Valley Chapter Transportation Project of the Year
US 101 Improvements – Capitol Expressway to Yerba Buena – for projects between $5 million and $25 million
   
       

American Public Works Association (APWA) Silicon Valley Chapter Transportation Project of the Year
US 101 Auxiliary Lanes Project – for projects greater than $25 million
 
   
 
 
   

 

2013

   
San Jose Job Corps logo‚Äč San Jose Job Corps honored VTA with a San Jose Job Corps 2013 Service to Youth Award for our exemplary service employing young adults from the San Jose Job Corps Center.    
GM Michael Burns' Farewell from Eno Board The Eno Center for Transportation Board of Directors recognized VTA General Manager Michael Burns’ more than 10 years of service on the board with a farewell ceremony in Washington, DC.    
VTA System Map Cover In July 2013, VTA received the Stephen Parry Memorial Award for the "Best Public Transit System Map in North America". The award was presented to VTA by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) at their Multimodal Operations Conference held in San Francisco, CA.    
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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recognized VTA for its dedication to building a strong security program.  VTA was one of 16 rail and mass transit agencies across the nation earning TSA’s highest rating of “Gold Standard” in 2012.

   
 

The California Transportation Foundation (CTF) recognized the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s SR 237 Express Lanes as Project of the Year in May 2013. This project has cut trip time for drivers in all lanes and provides a model for self-sustaining congestion pricing on Santa Clara County’s highways. Please watch the video to learn more about this award.

   
Carolyn Gonot, Chief Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Program Officer, received the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Woman of the Year Award.  Ms. Gonot is recognized for her achievements made in developing and implementing the BART Silicon Valley Program.    
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American Planning Association, Northern California Chapter’s Innovation in Green Community Planning Award for the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan in partnership with the County of Santa Clara, the Santa Clara Valley Water District, and the cities of Gilroy, Morgan Hill, and San Jose

   

 

2012

   
San Francisco Bay Area Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Transportation Project of the Year Award for the State Route 237 Express Lanes Project    
BUSRide Magazine’s Best of 2012 Green Award for VTA’s commitment to environmental stewardship Award Letter  
American Planning Association, California Chapter – Northern Section Best Practices Award for VTA/SJSU Department of Urban & Regional Planning’s collaborative research effort to study parking at transit-oriented developments. Award Letter Press Release

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to VTA for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal years ended June 30, 1996 through 2012.

   

 

2011

   
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Parking Council Best Practices Award for VTA/SJSU Department of Urban & Regional Planning’s collaborative research effort to study parking at transit-oriented developments. Award Letter Press Release

 

2010

   
California Transportation Foundation’s Project of the Year Award (formerly known as TRANNY Award) for the Mary Avenue Bicycle Footbridge Project in Sunnyvale    
Construction Management Association of America’s (CMAA) Project of the Year Award for the State Route (SR) 152/156 Improvement Project    

 

2009

   
American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) AdWheel Award for the “Healthier Planet. Healthier You.” Campaign    
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), California's Engineering Excellence Merit Award for the State Route 152/156 Improvement Project    
  Construction Management Association of America’s (CMAA) Project of the Year Award for the Southline Platform Retrofit Project    

 

2008

   
Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s (MTC) Excellence in Transportation Award of Merit for the redesign of VTA's Bus Network    
 

2007

   
California Construction Magazine's  Award of Merit for the I-880/Coleman Interchange Award Letter  

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC),  California's Engineering Excellence - Merit Award for VTA's Hamilton Light Rail Station & Guideway    
 

2006

   
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC),  California's Engineering Excellence - Merit Award for VTA's Diridon Station Tunnel    
California Construction Magazine's  Project of the Year Award for VTA's Palo Alto Transit Center    
 

2005

   

American Public Works Association's (APWA) Project of the Year Award for the Campbell Station on VTA's Vasona Line    

 

2003

   
Transportation Marketing & Communications Association’s TRANNY Award of Excellence for the "What's Your Trip?" Campaign    

 

2002

   
Transportation Marketing & Communications Association’s TRANNY Award of Excellence for the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Brochure    

 

2001

   

Transportation Marketing & Communications Association’s TRANNY Award of Merit for the "VTA Great Job Fair" Campaign.