Butch McDuffie (center) has won several awards during his tenure as director of Athens Transit.

Butch McDuffie (center) has won several awards during his tenure as director of Athens Transit.

Athens Transit Director, Butch McDuffie, has been named the 2016 Outstanding Manager of the Year by the Georgia Transit Association for his efforts to improve public transportation in Athens and throughout the state.

For the last 15 years, McDuffie has worked with local elected officials and state legislators to improve awareness of public transportation opportunities, develop legislation, and identify alternative funding sources for all public transit systems across Georgia.

McDuffie is a three-time past-president of the Georgia Transit Association, a Georgia State Delegate to the Community Transportation Association of America, and a founding member of the Community Transportation Association of America’s rapidly growing Small Urban Network. He has continually worked with the Georgia state legislature, the Federal Transit Administration, the Georgia Department of Transportation, and many local communities to develop new governance policies, procedures, and guidelines to help improve public transportation in the state of Georgia. He has also served 15 consecutive years on the board of directors of the Georgia Transit Association.

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