As a rural agency that has found innovative and effective ways to serve its passengers, All Points Transit is one of only three rural transit organizations chosen to receive the 2012 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) "Administrator's Award for Outstanding Public Service."
The award was presented Oct. 16 at the 20th National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation in Salt Lake City, Utah, by Region 8 FTA administrator Linda Gehrke.
"We are proud of the transit services we are able to make available for our passengers as well as disabled and returning veterans and their families. We are honored to receive this prestigious FTA award," said Lacy Anderson, president of the board for All Points Transit.
All Points Transit is a 501c3 charitable organization directed by an 11-member volunteer board of directors, whose mission is to provide safe and reliable transportation by promoting access and independence for seniors, persons with disabilities and the general public in Montrose County and surrounding areas. In continuous operation for more than 32 years serving the needs of seniors 60+ and people with disabilities, All Points Transit provides driver assisted door-to-door scheduled transportation for those who need it most. They recently expanded their transit service to include a flex route in Montrose and Olathe with more than 80 convenient flex stops for the general public.
"All Points Transit board of directors and drivers and staff have worked diligently to offer mobility and access for those who need it most and we will continue to look for new and innovative ways to improve service," said Terri Wilcox, executive director of All Points Transit.