San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System Board of Directors Thursday announced that Supervisor Ron Roberts will receive a distinguished service award from the American Transportation Association.
Roberts has served on the MTS Board of Directors for roughly three decades and will leave the board at the end of the year due to reaching his term limit on the Board of Supervisors. The ATA will present the award at its annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee, next week. The ATA gives the annual award “to an individual who has made significant contributions at the local level to public transportation through policy, legislative initiative, and leadership,” according to MTS.
Roberts was first appointed to the MTS Board in 1989 when it was still called the Metropolitan Transit District Board. Roberts took the MTS Board post while on the San Diego City Council. He has also served on the San Diego Association of Governments Board, the California Air Resources Board and the San Diego Air Pollution Control District.
“San Diego’s transit infrastructure will benefit from his vision and fortitude for generations,” MTS CEO Paul Jablonski said. “There may be no one person who has done more in San Diego to turn a car-centric region into the multi-modal thriving metropolitan region that now serves 100 million transit passengers per year.”
–City News Service
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