CTAI Executive Director Recognized by National Transportation Association


BOISE – Heather Wheeler, Executive Director of the Community Transportation Association of Idaho, received the 2014 ACT Excellence in Advocacy award at the Association of Commuter Transportation (ACT) International Conference this week. 

Ms. Wheeler was selected for the award for her work with the Idaho Congressional Delegation on legislation to permanently increase the transit and biking tax benefit to match parking benefits. In addition, ACT commended Ms. Wheeler for her efforts to educate the delegation on enacting a long-¬‐term transportation bill that will keep Idaho’s transportation and mobility programs strong and provide funding formulas and eligibility rules that work for Idaho’s communities. ACT also recognized Ms. Wheeler’s Elected Officials on the Move program that provides opportunities for state legislators and local elected officials to experience the public transportation and mobility options available in their communities. 

“I am honored to be recognized by the national association for the work we’re doing to improve transportation options for commuters, employers, and communities in Idaho,” said Ms. Wheeler. “I appreciate the opportunity for Idaho to be in the national spotlight and will continue to work with the Idaho legislature on securing state funding for operations of public transportation systems in our state.” 
Mark Wright, ACT's executive director said, "Every day, organizations and individuals in the transportation demand management field accomplish vital work, the 2014 ACT Annual Award winners were chosen by their peers as the best of the best." 

The association of Commuter Transportation (ACT) is an international trade association and leading advocate for commuter transportation and transportation demand management. Each year ACT honors a member whose advocacy efforts on behalf of transportation, whether at the local, state, and federal level, have been exceptional. The Excellence in Advocacy award celebrates effort, innovation, efficiency and effectiveness, and includes both individual advocacy along with organizational and encouragement of others’ participation in advocacy. 

The Community Transportation Association of Idaho is the statewide membership association that advocates for and empowers individuals and communities to develop transportation systems they need for enhanced economic vitality and quality of life. 


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