Votran recognized for
earned multiple honors at the annual Florida Public Transportation
Association (FPTA) conference held this week in Daytona Beach.
Votran’s trolley partnership pass program received top honors as the Most
Innovative Project. It’s the second year Votran has earned the honor. This
organization award honors an FPTA public transportation system member that
has demonstrated innovative concepts or effective problem-solving techniques
not previously applied in the public transportation industry.
“We’re honored to receive this award for the second time,” said Votran
General Manager Steven Sherrer. “Last year, Votran was honored for its
innovative green business practices. The benefits to the environment and to
the bottom line make it worthwhile.”
Bus operator Janet Kisner was recognized as the Florida Operator of the
Year. Votran also earned a third-place overall Safety Award, which
acknowledges transit agencies for the promotion and encouragement of safety
throughout their community.
“Votran is one of a few transit organizations in the Southeast with so many
safe miles driven by its bus operators,” said Sherrer. “Our safety goes
beyond the roads and into our maintenance facility, where our crew works
hard to work safely.”
The FPTA, a nonprofit association, is one of the most active state transit
associations in the nation. Members include every major public transit
agency in the state, interested citizens and businesses. Membership is
composed of 28 fixed-route systems, a commuter railroad, a heavy-rail
commuter system, and two people mover systems. Many members also conduct
paratransit operations to meet ADA and state requirements.
Votran is a service of Volusia County Government. The Volusia County Council
created Volusia County’s public transportation system in 1975. McDonald
Transit, a transportation management firm based in Fort Worth, Texas,
contracts with Volusia County to provide the system’s management. The Votran
family of services includes fixed-route bus service, beachside trolleys,
express bus commuter service, dial-a-ride paratransit service and commuter
For more information on FPTA, visit floridatransit.org