Stark County, Ohio-based Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) was awarded the Transit & Mobility Award for Demonstrating Leadership in Sustainable Passenger Transport at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo on May 2, 2018. The ACT is North America's largest advanced clean transportation event and the ACT Expo Fleet Awards recognize fleet operators who show true leadership in sustainable transportation.
"We are honored to receive this award and bring it back to Ohio," stated Mark Finnicum, SARTA COO, "SARTA is leading the way for other transit agencies, outside of California, to have hydrogen fuel cell buses as part of their revenue fleet."
The Transit & Mobility category recognized organizations that have demonstrated leadership in sustainable passenger transport, including buses, taxis, car-sharing, and shuttles. Finalists in this category included Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), San Joaquin Regional Transit District, Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA), and Twin Rivers Unified School District in California.
"SARTA is proud to be a leader in the use of alternative fuels while simultaneously embracing innovation and state-of-the-art technology. By doing so, we are able to enhance the services we provide the residents of Stark County as well as attract new businesses and jobs to Stark County well into the future," stated Kirt Conrad, SARTA CEO.
SARTA is a nationally-recognized leader in the use of transit technology. Receiving numerous awards for its clean energy initiatives, which include the acquisition and deployment of one of the world's largest fleets of hydrogen fuel powered-buses.