ACT in the news: Transportation partnership that includes Berks wins national commuting award
The following news story was published on August 18 by the Reading Eagle.
A regional transportation partnership that includes three Berks County entities has won a national award.
The Susquehanna Regional Transportation Partnership's Commuter Services of Pennsylvania was given the Commuting Options Award for Active Transportation this month during the Association for Commuter Transportation's 37th annual international conference in Seattle.
Among the partnership's members are the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, the Reading Area Transportation Study and BARTA.
The award recognizes association members for an exemplary program, policy or service that advances active transportation. Winners include individuals and organizations performing outstanding work to create accessible, sustainable and robust transportation infrastructure to improve mobility.
The partnership earned its recognition by taking the lead to create a regional bike share program for local commuters. The program allows commuters to buy a universal annual membership to gain access to four active bike share programs, with an additional two set to launch in the future.