Thursday, December 1, 2022
At the annual Georgia Transit Association (GTA) conference, held this year from November 30-December 2 in Columbus, Georgia, Macon Bibb County Transit Authority was honored with one of three major awards. MTA is the first recipient of the GTA Innovation Award.
GTA president, Scott Haggard made the announcement at the awards luncheon recognizing MTA “for Exceptional Innovations in Serving the Public This Year, Customer and Community Service” citing MTA’s free veteran’s program Ride Forever (perhaps one of the only such initiatives in the nation), the Transfer Station and Poplar Street Tunnel murals, and MTA’s newest electric bus, Macon Music Masters, affectionally named Melody.
MTA president/CEO Craig Ross accepted the award on behalf of the Authority saying, “It’s exciting to be recognized by our peers at the state level. This is MTA’s third award in 2022 — the first, Bike Walk Macon’s Government Award; a Cultural Award from the Macon Arts Alliance, and now, the GTA Innovation Award. It’s been a banner year for MTA, and we have big plans for 2023.”