Local transit named Outstanding Transit system of North America

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COURTESY: Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Blacksburg Transit received national recognition from the American Public Transportation Association.

The transit system earned the 2019 Outstanding Transit System award for North America.

Each year this award is given to a system that performs above and beyond expectations as an organization and an asset to the community.

Blacksburg Transit was awarded the small urban system category for a system that has annual ridership of four million or less. The category includes bus and rail transportation systems alike.

“We’ve had unprecedented ridership growth of 22 percent over the last three years when most systems in our industry are facing declines. Through employee dedication, innovation and the support of our stakeholders we’ve taken the organization to new heights while never compromising our high standards,” said Tom Fox, BT Director.

The award will be presented at the APTA Annual Meeting in October.

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