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Mon, Feb 27, 2017

WTS Metro Phoenix Awards

PHOENIX – Transportation industry professionals from aviation to roadways, gathered on Saturday evening at the Bentley Projects/Warehouse 215 for the 17th Annual WTS Metropolitan Phoenix Scholarships and Awards Ceremony.

    Valley Metro was honored with receiving the following awards:
  • Innovative Transportation Solutions for the Valley Metro Rail Public Art Program, led by MB Finnerty, Public Arts Program Administrator
  • Woman of the Year to Teri Collins, Bus Services Program Supervisor
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With ongoing support of WTS programs and initiatives to advance women in transportation, Valley Metro CEO Scott Smith received recognition for the agency’s support in 2016.

In addition to all of the honors received that evening, $12,000 in scholarships were awarded to five undergraduate or graduate women who are pursuing studies in a transportation-related field, such as engineering or planning.

Scott Smith, Valley Metro CEO with Jessica Rietz, WTS Phoenix Chapter President
Scott Smith

Teri Collins, Bus Services Program Supervisor with Jessica Rietz, WTS Phoenix Chapter President
Teri Collins

MB Finnerty, Public Arts Administrator with Jessica Rietz, WTS Phoenix Chapter President
MB Finnerty

About Valley Metro: Valley Metro provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County including the planning and operations of a regional bus system and the development and operations of 26 miles of light rail. In Fiscal Year 2016, total ridership for the system was 67 million passengers. Seven high capacity transit extensions are planned or under construction that will create a 66-mile system by 2034. Valley Metro also offers transit options including alternative transportation programs for seniors and people with disabilities, commuter vanpools, online carpool matching, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Two Boards of Directors set the policy direction for the agency with the intent of advancing the regional public transit system. Get the latest news by following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visiting

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