OPTA Excellence Awards 2020
OPTA Celebrates Excellence in Public Transit!
OPTA’s Excellence Awards 2020 will honor individuals and organizations who have exemplified leadership and advocacy for public transit in Ohio. Transit employees, board members and community stakeholders who, by their commitment, work, actions and passion, deserve to be celebrated. Nominations were submitted by members of OPTA and the 63 transit systems in the state of Ohio.
Awards will be presented in each transit community. Award presentations will be shared with OPTA Members through our website and social media.
Thank you to our OPTA Excellence Awards Committee!
Julia Schick, Laketran | Committee Chair
Ben Capelle, Laketran | Katherine Conrad, Ohio Transit Risk Pool
Laura Koprowski, Toledo Area RTA | Blair Taseff, TESCO | Carrie Wood, Lancaster-Fairfield RTA
Awarded to individuals or transit agencies reaching significant milestones in the transit industry.
Thirty Years of Service
Reginald Brown, Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, Transit Operator (view video)
Steven Rolfes, Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, Transit Operator (view video)
Cheryl Brady, Laketran, Transit Operator
Jodi Zilke, Laketran, Lead Dispatcher
Fifty Years of Service
METRO Regional Transit Authority
50 Years on the Road, 100 Years of Experience