MONTEREY COUNTY – The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) received two transportation awards at two different awards ceremonies last Wednesday. The first award presented at the “17th Annual Caltrans Excellence in Partnering Awards Ceremony” in Sacramento recognized the Transportation Agency for their “remarkable effort and contribution to partnering” on the Highway 101/San Juan Road Interchange Project.  This is an annual statewide award which honors those who partner with Caltrans and apply the fundamentals of partnering and demonstrates successful project outcomes.

TAMC was recognized for the Interchange Project’s best practices which included weekly partnering meetings, the establishment of an interagency task force and its public outreach campaign. Also receiving special recognition during the ceremony for their leadership role in partnering with Caltrans on the Interchange Project were TAMC’s employees Grant Leonard, Transportation Planner, and Hank Myers, Transportation Engineer.

Later that evening, Debbie Hale, TAMC’s Executive Director, accepted the “Employer of the Year” Award on behalf of the agency from the Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS).  The ceremony held in Oakland was the presented by the WTS San Francisco Chapter. This international organization recognized TAMC for the agency’s organizational structure, the number of women in executive and senior positions and those leading major initiatives; as well as, for the Agency’s strong support of WTS, which includes the initiation of a Monterey Bay Area Programs Committee, in collaboration with partner agencies in Monterey County.

Founded in 1977, WTS is an international organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women. Boasting more than 6,500 members-both women and men-WTS is helping women find opportunity and recognition in the transportation industry. 

“The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) is responsible for investing in regional transportation projects for Monterey County residents, businesses and visitors. The mission of TAMC is to develop and maintain a multimodal transportation system that enhances mobility, safety, access environmental quality and economic activities in Monterey County. For more information visit www.tamcmonterey.org or call 831-775-0903.”