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GVF AWARDED THE 2018 MARKETING AND OUTREACH ACT NATIONAL AWARD At the ACT International Conference, GVF was awarded the 2018 Marketing and Outreach Award. This is an international award given to one TMA that has developed and implemented a promotion; or marketing campaign that was designed to educate and inform the public, employees, tenants, and/or students about their commuting options or the broader ideas of transportation planning, impacts of transportation on the environment, or other related or concerns. GVF was selected for this award for the redesign and promotion of the weareTDM.com website. GVF recently redesigned the weareTDM.com website to include commuter information and resources, as well as the latest in transportation and TDM news. GVF’s goal was to rebrand the website to provide real-time information and current updates on initiatives occurring throughout the country. Whether this involved integration of autonomous vehicles or an innovative app that will enhance a person’s journey to work, the website needed to serve as a more reliable resource for commuters showing not only transportation alternatives but also the latest TDM and mobility news.
ROB AND MAUREEN ATTEND ACT’S INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ACT’s International Conference was held in Anaheim, CA, July 30th through August 1st. Rob, ACT's Board President, and Maureen, ACT Board member, represented GVF at the event. Maureen served as the conference chair and the event had the highest conference attendance ever, as well as being a sold-out event with close to 600 attendees. The event attracts attendees from all over the world including the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia, representatives include individuals from major employers, departments of transportation, municipalities, transportation management associations, metropolitan planning organizations, consultants, transit agencies, vendors, and other shared use mobility providers. PAGE 1
ROB AND MAUREEN ATTEND ACT’S INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CONTINUED Maureen moderated and presented at the TMA Council sponsored session: “Hear How TMAs are Benchmarking Themselves with Innovative Programming and Implementation of Apps”. Maureen also chairs the National TMA Council and one of its major projects this past year was conducting a survey of all the TMAs throughout the country. The end goal is to create a database, which will be used as a valuable resource for TMAs. Maureen presented on the highlights from the study, as well as unveiling the findings from GVF’s TDM plan, the first ever in the Greater Philadelphia region, that GVF conducted for the Fort Washington Office Park. Maureen also ran the TMA Council meeting. As ACT Board President, Rob’s duties included recognizing individuals with the president’s awards, Rob moderated the “A Golden State Vision of the Future: From High-Speed Rail to New Mobility Options” opening session and provided a testimonial on “What does TDM mean to you and why attend ACT National conferences” to UCLA who filmed a promo for ACT events.
GVF WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBER ERIC FRARY GVF would like to welcome and recognize new board member Eric Frary, Vice President, Michael Baker International. Eric has been with Michael Baker International for over 20 years and is currently Vice President and Office Executive for the firm’s Philadelphia Operation which includes, offices in Allentown, Fort Washington and Philadelphia. Eric is the President-Elect of the American Council of Engineering Companies of PA (ACEC/PA), which advocates for sustainable and dedicated funding for transportation in the commonwealth. Eric also serves as GVF’s Public Policy Council Chair. The nomination for board member was based on Eric’s leadership within the Public Policy Council and his drive towards advancing GVF’s mission, advocating for a better transportation and infrastructure system.
“I am excited to join the GVF Board and continue my support of this fantastic organization that consistently works to improve the transportation network for the region. Everyone in the region benefits from the work of GVF and I look forward to continuing the tradition established by the past leadership of this organization,” Eric Frary, Vice President, Michael Baker International, GVF Public Policy Council Chair PAGE 2
TAMALA EDWARDS TO MC UPCOMING TDM BREAKFAST On Monday, September 10, GVF will host its 8th annual TDM Breakfast, recognizing our 2018 TDM Advocates. We look forward to Tamala Edwards, 6abc news anchor, joining us again as our Master of Ceremonies. The TDM Advocates program is an opportunity to recognize leading organizations who are committed to implementing TDM programs that promote commuting alternatives. Our Speaker is Wendy Duren, Arlington Transportation Partners, is an award winning TDM expert. Wendy Duren has over 20 years' experience in transportation. She is part of the executive team of Destination Sales & Marketing Group (DS&MG) and manages six TDM programs including an inspiring team of 14 sales and marketing professionals for Arlington County Commuter Services' Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP) program in Arlington, Virginia. Wendy is also an At-Large Board Member of the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) This year we will be recognizing 40 organizations for their dedication towards reducing congestion, improving the environment and quality of life for all. We look forward to seeing you at the event! To register visit: https://tdmbreakfast2018.eventbrite.com
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