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October 26, 2011

Nashville, Tenn. transit CEO honored for accessible system

Paul J. Ballard was awarded for exceptional leadership in providing Nashville with an outstanding accessible transit system at the 30th Annual Awards for Artists with Disabilities. Under his leadership, Nashville MTA’s bus ridership has increased from 6.4 million annual passenger trips to a high of 9.4 million passenger trips. More than 175 new accessible buses and vans have been added to the fleet during his tenure.


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