RTD Recognized as 2018 Outstanding Public Transportation System
Stockton, CA —San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) has been named the 2018 Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award winner by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).
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“I congratulate San Joaquin RTD for winning the 2018 Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award,” said APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas. “This is a very prestigious award that only goes to those public transit systems in North America that have excelled in their service and leadership. Everyone that works for RTD and the community it serves should be very proud of RTD.”
RTD has garnered national attention for its achievements in environmental sustainability, forward-thinking business practices, and infrastructure development. Despite a severely reduced operating budget due to serious, well-known economic challenges over the last ten years in Stockton, RTD has consistently delivered innovative and high-quality services even with necessary service reductions.
“All of us here at RTD are very honored to have received the most prestigious award given in our industry,” said RTD CEO Donna DeMartino. “There are 285 employees on the RTD team. They do their best to provide extraordinary customer service and make RTD the transportation service of choice for the residents we serve. Winning this award required contributions from every one of them and reflects their successful efforts. From our state-of-the-art Regional Transportation Center to our first-in-the-nation all-electric BRT route, we are proud to build the best transit system for the residents and environment of San Joaquin County.”
With the promise of extraordinary customer service, a focus on sustainability, and a commitment to the people of San Joaquin County as its legacy, RTD is honored to be recognized nationally with the Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award.