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Mountain Line's David Bruffy Named 2018 Community Transportation Manager of the Year

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Mountain Line's David Bruffy Named 2018 Community Transportation Manager of the Year

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Mountain Line’s David Bruffy Named 2018 Community

Transportation Manager of the Year

 

Pittsburgh, Pa. – June 14, 2018. David Bruffy, General Manager of the

Mountain Line Transit Authority in Morgantown, W.Va., was named

today the 2018 Community Transportation Manager of the Year by the

Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) at its

annual EXPO – held this year in Pittsburgh, Pa. – in recognition for his

success in cultivating local investment for Morgantown’s transit

system and his dedicated service to CTAA as West Virginia’s state

delegate and a founding member of its Small Urban Network (SUN).

The award, presented annually at the Association’s national EXPO,

recognizes excellence by managers of community transportation systems in

serving the needs of people in their communities. Bill McDonald, President of the

Association’s Board of Directors – a previous recipient of the award – noted

Mountain Line’s continually-growing ridership and expanded service options

under Bruffy’s leadership.

 

“Since 1997, he’s led the Mountain Line Transportation Authority in

Morgantown, including a successful levy measure in 2016 (requiring approval

from a supermajority of voters – a first in Monongalia County), allowing

continued growth a the system that carries more than 1.25 million annual riders,

with ridership growing annually by 20 percent,” said McDonald. ‘They partner

extensively with West Virginia University – of which he’s a proud alum, have

installed a solar power plant, were recognized in 2015 for the best safety,

maintenance and marketing programs in the state, launched the Transportation

Options for Veterans initiative in 2011 and more recently the NewFIT Program in

Monongalia County for appointment-based trips for seniors, workers and

medical care.”

 

The Community Transportation Association, established in 1989, is a national

non-profit, membership association committed to removing barriers to isolation and

improving mobility for all people. The Association provides informational resources,

technical assistance, training and certification, and many additional resources to

communities, transportation providers, and other groups to increase mobility and

improve the quality of community and public transportation.

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