Awards & Innovations

San Joaquin RTD has introduced the following innovations to its service
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Hybrid Buses

RTD has been proactive in adopting technology that improves the quality of our community. It is because of RTD’s ongoing commitment to our region and its unique environment that RTD is replacing its current fleet with hybrid buses...

Awards

2020

2019

  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Environmental Excellence Award – RTD was honored for its Electric Bus Rapid Transit Route 44 project.
  • Family Resource and Referral Center (FRRC) “Action on Behalf of Children” (ABC) Public Agency Award – RTD was honored for its commitment to providing family-oriented programs, such as the “Stuff the Bus” and Books on Buses, as well as taking part in children and family-oriented events.
  • Graphic Design USA Award – the Marketing team received the award for their electric bus branding and graphics for the All-Electric BRT Buses.
  • Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS) Rosa Parks Diversity Award — RTD was honored for its emphasis on creating a diverse and inclusive workforce.
  • San Joaquin County Commission on the Status of Women Susan B. Anthony Award – Donna DeMartino was honored with the award for her leadership at RTD and dedicating her time to the community.
  • American Public Transportation Association (APTA) AdWheel Awards – RTD received two First Place awards for its Rosa Parks and Care Connection campaigns.
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) – Excellence in Reporting – 16th consecutive year

2018

  • Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement – American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
  • Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Innovative Transportation Solution Award – Woman of the Year – Donna DeMartino
  • American Public Transportation Association AdWheels Award – “Best Marketing and Communications Educational Effort – Social Media Storytelling Category for #RTDStories
  • Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) – Compass Award of Excellence – Route 47/49: BRT Pre-Launch Teaser Campaign
  • California Transportation Foundation (CTF) Award – Sustainable Transportation/Environmental Category – For Route 44 all-electric conversion
  • Comstock Magazine – CEO Donna DeMartino was chosen for a profile in the women in leadership issue
  • American Heart Association 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index – Bronze Level
  • Sierra Club Mother Lode Chapter – Outstanding Public Official of the Year – CEO Donna DeMartino
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) – Excellence in Reporting – 15th consecutive year

2017

  • Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) – Compass Award of Merit in the Advertising Campaign Category for the TV Commercial – “The Places You Can Go on RTD!”
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) – Excellence in Reporting – 14th consecutive year
  • Central Valley Asian-American Chamber of Commerce – Gloria Salazar was honored at their “Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling,” women in leadership event

2016

  • Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Sacramento Chapter – Woman of the Year – Donna DeMartino
  • Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) – Excellence in the Practice of Construction Management – Regional Transportation Center
  • Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce – FRESH Employee of the Year – Nancy Antonio

2015

  • Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA) – Compass Awards of Merit, Event – Fall Festival
  • Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA) – Compass Awards of Merit, Integrated Marketing Campaign – Patriot Recognition Campaign
  • Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA) – Compass Awards of Merit, Single Advertising Campaign – RTD’s 50th Anniversary Video
  • Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce – FRESH Employer of the Year – Employee Wellness Program
  • American Heart Association – Gold Achievement in American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Program
  • American Public Transportation Association (APTA) – AdWheel Award – Patriot Recognition Campaign
  • San Joaquin A+ – Spirit of Literacy Award – Books on Buses
  • Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Sacramento Chapter – Employer of the Year Award – San Joaquin RTD
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) – Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting for Fiscal Year 2014 – Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (12th Consecutive Year)

2014

  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) – Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting for Fiscal Year 2013 – Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (11th Consecutive Year)
  • Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA) – Compass Award of Excellence & Best in Show: Business-to-Consumer: Integrated Marketing campaign – Electric Bus Launch Campaign
  • Central California Safety Council – Bus Driver Safety Award – Coach Operator Christy Benson

2013

  • California Transportation Foundation (CTF) – Transportation Awards Small Transit Project of the Year – Metro Express Hammer Corridor (Route 43)
  • Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce Business Awards – 2013 Business Manager of the Year – Donna DeMartino
  • Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA) – Compass Award of Excellence, Integrated Campaign – Metro Express Hammer Corridor
  • American Public Transportation Association (APTA) – AdWheel Award, Video Presentation – Metro Express Video
  • San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Awards – Award of Merit, Mixed Use Project – Hammer Triangle Station
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) – Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting for Fiscal Year 2012 – Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (10th Consecutive Year)

2012

  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) – Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting for Fiscal Year 2011 – Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (9th Consecutive Year)

2011

  • Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA) – Compass Award of Merit – “Stuff the Bus” Food Drive
  • Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA) – Compass Award of Merit – As The Wheels Turn Newspaper Insert
  • San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Awards – Award of Achievement – Downtown Transit Center
  • Central California Safety Council – Safety Employee of the Year Award – Coach Operator Joe Johnson
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) – Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting for Fiscal Year 2010 – Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (8th Consecutive Year)

2010

  • Transit Marketing & Communications Association (TMCA) – Compass Award of Merit – Metro Hopper Integrated Marketing Campaign
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) – Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting for Fiscal Year 2009 – Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (7th Consecutive Year)

2009

  • CalACT – Transportation Manager of the Year – Donna DeMartino
  • Transit Marketing & Communications Association (TMCA) – Compass Award of Merit – Delta College Marketing Campaign
  • Stockton Planning Commission – Award of Excellence – Mall Transfer Station
  • San Joaquin County Safety Council – Safe Driver Award – Coach Operator Leroy Goo
  • National Safety Council – Safe Driver of the Year for the Pacific Region – Coach Operator Leroy Goo
  • American Public Transportation Association (APTA) – AdWheel Grand Award Winner, Electronic Media Category – Fare Increase Radio Campaign
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) – Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting for Fiscal Year 2008 – Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (6th Consecutive Year)

2008

  • San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) – Award for Regional Excellence, Honorable Mention – Metro Express
  • Stockton Cultural Heritage Board – Glenn Allen Award – Downtown Transit Center (DTC)
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) – Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting for Fiscal Year 2007 – Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (5th Consecutive Year)

2007

  • San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) – Award for Regional ExcellenceInfrastructure – Downtown Transit Center (DTC)
  • Stockton Planning Commission – Award of Excellence – Downtown Transit Center (DTC)
  • California Association for Coordinated Transportation (CalACT) – Transit Agency of the Year
  • National Electrical Contractors Association – Project Excellence Award –Downtown Transit Center (DTC)
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) – Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting for Fiscal Year 2006 – Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (4th Consecutive Year)

2006

  • San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) – Award for Regional ExcellenceInfrastructure – Hopper Service
  • Employer Resource Institute (ERI) – Great California Workplace Contest, Honorable Mention
  • American Public Transportation Association (APTA) – AdWheel Award, Promotional Materials – DTC Grand Opening Candy Bar Wrapper
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) – Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting for Fiscal Year 2005 – Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (3rd Consecutive Year)

2005

  • San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) – Regional Excellence, Honorable Mention – Low Emission Hybrid Buses
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) – Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting for Fiscal Year 2004 – Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (Consecutive Year)

2004

  • Transit Marketing & Communications Association (TMCA) – Tranny Award – Coloring & Activity Book
  • San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) – Award for Regional Excellence, Community Involvement – Stuff the Bus
  • Targeted Opportunities to Prevent Pollution (TOPPS) – Award for Environmental Excellence (Outstanding Efforts in Pollution Prevention) – Low-Emission Diesel-Electric Hybrid Buses
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) – Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting for Fiscal Year 2003 – Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

2003

  • Targeted Opportunities to Prevent Pollution (TOPPS) – Premier Pollution Preventer (P3) Award – All Categories

2002

  • Transit Marketing & Communications Association (TMCA) – Tranny Award- System Map

2001

  • Transit Marketing & Communications Association (TMCA) – Tranny Award – RTD Website
  • San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) Regional Excellence, Infrastructure – Commuter Services
  • Targeted Opportunities to Prevent Pollution (TOPPS) in San Joaquin County – Honorable Mention, “Air” Category – Introduction of Hybrid Vehicles