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Public Transportation Wall of Fame

WOF Ben Frankin Transit procurement team
Mason Transit service review committee honored
The service review committee completed a system-wide service review to look for potential efficiencies, determine service gaps and prioritize future service changes. They realigned all routes that now serve our new Transit-Community Center, developed new routing to better serve our customers, addressed capacity issues on several routes, tested running times and turn-by-turns for all the routes, and helped create processes to support the service changes. The work of this outstanding committee of drivers, a scheduler/dispatcher, operation supervisors, an operations manager and a Mason County Transportation Advisory Board member was implemented earlier this year.

Top row L-R: Kelli Norcott, Jane Seymore, Trina Gwerder, Patsy Martinez and Kristi Evans
Bottom row L-R: German Miranda, Clair Bone and Ray Rothrock
2014 Wall of Fame honorees from Intercity Transit's HR team
Community Transit team honored
Community Transit’s 2014 transit team was selected by our executive team for their exceptional achievement demonstrating Community Transit’s core values. Each transit team member is an employee of the year, chosen to represent each of our core values:
Michele Kuwada, Accountability
Stephan Kimbrough, Continuous Learning
Claudia McConnell, Customer First
Craig Sasse, Environmental Stewardship
Donna Irby, Initiative and Innovation
Deb Osborne, Integrity
Sue Masel, Mutual Respect
Donna Clausen, Respect for the Communities We Serve
Ray Harnisch, Safety Conscious

L-R: Ray Harnisch, Claudia McConnell, Michele Kuwada, Craig Sasse, Donna Irby, Stephan Kimbrough, Deb Osborne, Sue Masel
Not pictured: Donna Clausen





Conference updates 

  • Early bird registration ends soon! The 2016 conference will be held Sept. 18–21 at the Wenatchee Convention Center. The conference's theme is Community Engagement – Local Solutions – Statewide Investments. Register by May 31 to save $25!
  • ATTENTION VENDORS: You can also sign up for the vendor expo! Our partners at CTANW are now accepting registrations for this year's expo.
  • Our call for presenters is now closed. Please check back soon to see what will be on the agenda!

Conference format and tracks
The conference gets underway Sunday, Sept. 18, with the annual Roadeo and awards banquet, hosted by the Washington State Transit Association. On Monday, we'll have the vendor expo—hosted by the Community Transportation Association of the Northwest—and the first day of conference sessions. We'll have more sessions Tuesday, followed by the Wall of Fame banquet. We'll wrap up Wednesday with our final sessions.

Our four conference tracks:

  • Technology and innovation
  • Diversity
  • Hands-on learning
  • Policymaking

Registration rates
Early-bird registration (until May 31): $300
Registration (after May 31): $325
Student registration: $150
One-day registration for Sept. 20: $160
Roadeo awards banquet, Sept. 18: $30
Wall of Fame banquet, Sept. 20: $30

Make your hotel reservations now
There are rooms available at the government rate for the 2016 WSDOT Public Transportation Conference at the Wenatchee Convention Center. Rooms are available at four nearby hotels (please be sure to specify that you are with the conference):

  • Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel, 509-662-1234
  • Comfort Inn, 509-662-1700
  • Best Western Inn, 509-665-8585
  • Red Lion Hotel, 800-733-5466

2015 WSTA Symposium
The Washington State Transit Association hosted the 2015 Washington State Public Transportation Symposium Aug. 23-26 in Vancouver, Washington. The symposium brought hundreds of people together to shape 21st century transportation, celebrate accomplishments and learn.