The Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association (GVF) has received the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce 2016 Environmental Impact Award.
Established in 2009, the award is presented to a business or organization who is taking the “green” proactive approach for a more sustainable business environment. GVF was nominated for the award because of the impact the organization has made on the tri-county region with the focus on sustainability projects.
Executive Director Rob Henry, Deputy Executive Director Maureen Farrell, Board President Jeff Guzy, and Board Member Valerie Arkoosh accepted the award at the Economic Development Luncheon held by the TriCounty Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 19.
“It is our pleasure to recognize the GVF Transportation Management Association with our Environmental Impact Award,” said Eileen Dautrich, President of the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce. “This annual award provides us with the opportunity to recognize a business or organization that is taking a green, proactive approach for a more sustainable business environment.
“GVF has focused on a variety of initiatives that promote sustainable communities, and the recognition at our annual Economic Development Luncheon for those efforts was well-deserved.”
“GVF has made sustainability a core principal of our business model and through that we have been able to work with many forward-thinking organizations who have embraced these initiatives,” said Henry.
GVF was nominated for the award based on their sustainability projects, which include:
- Infrastructure Improvements: GVF brings together regional stakeholders to advocate and discuss important transportation issues and projects. This includes highway, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and trail improvement projects.
- Sustainability Awards: GVF works with its partners to develop programs and initiatives that help to reduce congestion and improve air quality, through travel demand management (TDM) or best sustainable practices.
- Bike to Work Day: Part of GVF’s mission is to reduce congestion and enhance mobility, and one of those ways is by cycling to work. GVF hosts an annual Bike to Work Day, setting local challenges for riders who live or work within Montgomery or Chester Counties.
- Shuttle Management Services: With more than two decades of shuttle management experience, GVF has managed over one million trips for Fortune 500 companies, universities, national parks, and local government.
Founded in 1990, GVF is a not-for-profit organization created to advocate and promote a viable transportation network for the region’s economic vitality.