Greater Valley Forge Wins Top Honor at International Transportation Conference


Pictured next to the conference's royalty are, from left, Maureen Farrell, Assistant Director; Rob Henry, Executive Director; David Straus, Executive Director, ACT.

gvf2016Now in its 26th year, the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association recently received international recognition for its innovation at the Association for Commuter Transportation conference in Portland, Ore.

GVF, a not-for-profit organization created to advocate and promote a viable transportation network for the region’s economic vitality, was named Outstanding TMA of the Year. ACT represents organizations working to reduce congestion throughout the country, as well as internationally.

GVF was selected for the award due to its following accomplishments during its 25th anniversary last year:

  • Representing a service area where the commuting population is roughly half a million commuters, GVF implements and promotes programs and initiatives that help to reduce congestion.
    • In 2015, nearly 5,000 attendees attended GVF’s TDM employer events.
    • GVF has recognized 148 employers, representing more than 220,000 employees, with its Sustainability Awards.
    • In 2015, GVF-managed shuttles prevented 6.5 million vehicle miles.
  • GVF also effectively leverages private-public partnerships to advance infrastructure projects in the region, including the $1 billion King of Prussia rail extension project, as well as record attendance at its signature events.

“Every day, every commute and every carpool is a journey,” said GVF Executive Director and ACT President Robert Henry. “As mobility rapidly changes with advances in technology, it is imperative we continue to innovative and form strategic partnerships.

“We are honored to receive this highest recognition for a TMA, which also helps to raise the profile for TMAs throughout the country and the impact we have on improving our world.”

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