FORT BEND COUNTY, TX: Fort Bend County Public Transit Director Paulette Shelton was presented the 2011 Outstanding Transportation Demand Management Leadership Award by Alan Clark, Director of Transportation at the Houston-Galveston Area Council.
The award was presented at the Clean Air Action Leadership Awards luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Hilton Americas hotel to mark the conclusion of “Commute Solutions Month,” a month dedicated to promoting awareness of commute alternatives and improving our region’s air quality and traffic congestion.
Ms. Shelton received the Outstanding TDM Leadership Award based on the success of the Fort Bend County Express Park & Ride service to the Texas Medical Center as well as the success of other transit programs operated by Fort Bend County Transportation.
During the event, many corporate and local government leaders accepted “Clean Air Champion” awards for their outstanding leadership in implementing measures that mitigate air pollution. Other organizations that have strongly encouraged employees to take advantage of commute alternatives, such as teleworking, NuRide/carpooling, mass transit, vanpooling, biking, walking and alternative work schedules were recognized as “Commute Champions.”
Leaders from large employment districts throughout the region were also recognized for encouraging employers and employees to participate in “Commute Solutions Month.” Fort Bend County Commissioner James Patterson accepted the award for this participation on behalf of the county.