The Ohio State University received a national award from the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) on October 17 in Las Vegas. Ohio State’s Transportation and Traffic Management (TTM) took home the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Excellence Award for a University, one of five award recipients honored. The TDM awards recognize companies, universities and government agencies that exemplify commitment to transportation demand management strategies to improve the quality of life, promote greater livability, and enhance economic growth.
“Transportation and Traffic Management is honored to receive such a prestigious award on behalf of Ohio State,” said Beth Snoke, director of Transportation and Traffic Management. “We are dedicated to providing clean, reliable and hassle-free transportation to the campus community and we were thrilled to learn that a national organization has taken notice of our efforts.”
Ohio State was highlighted for its free Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) which provides more than 5 million rides per year. Among its fleet, CABS features 10 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses and its own CNG fueling station. The alternative fuels model not only supports Ohio State’s sustainability goals but also aligns with the sustainability strategies of TDM. TTM was also distinguished as a leading partner in the City of Columbus’ Smart Cities transportation and sustainable fleet initiatives.
Picture: Director of Transportation and Traffic Management Beth Snoke (in red) accepts the award at the TDM Excellence Awards Luncheon in Las Vegas on October 17.