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Bay Transit director and operations specialist receive VTA recognition

For the fifth consecutive year, Bay Transit, the public transportation division of Bay Aging, has been recognized by the Virginia Transit Association (VTA).

At VTA’s 2024 Annual Conference & Bus Expo in Harrisonburg, Bay Transit director Ken Pollock was awarded the Helen Poore Transit Professional Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of his more than 20 years of dedicated service to the public transportation industry, reported Bay Aging marketing and public relations manager Michael Norvell.

Bay Transit operations specialist Dina Cunningham also was recognized at the VTA Conference’s awards luncheon as a member of the inaugural class of VTA Leadership Institute Fellows, said Norvell.

Distinguished Service

The Transit Professional Distinguished Service Award is named after Helen Poore who was an outstanding transit manager of Charlottesville Transit from 1973-2003. She achieved national recognition as the first female transit manager and she was a founding member of VTA. This award is presented annually to transit professionals who, over the course of their career, have made outstanding contributions to public transportation in their locality and in Virginia.

Pollock was first hired as transit director for Bay Transit in 2000 and continued in this capacity until 2008. During this period, he grew the transit system from a three-county service area to 12 counties, serving a 3,000 square mile area larger than the state of Delaware.

To support this expansion, Pollock partnered with….

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