Penny Menton, UCLA Named Winner of ACT 2013 Bob Owens TDM Champion Award

Penny Menton, UCLA, has been named the winner of the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) 2013 Bob Owens TDM Champion Award.

Currently the Senior Associate Director of UCLA’s Events and Transportation, Penny Menton has three decades of service in the TDM field. Her program has a long history in working to positively impact the campus drive rate, improve air quality and provide sustainable commute options to its staff, faculty and students. This work manifests itself in drive-alone rates on campus that are 20 percent lower than for Los Angeles County. From outreach, engagement and integration to developing innovative approaches that deliver success, she embodies the very best in our field.

ACT is a national, non-profit organization of over 700 members. It is the premier association for professionals and organizations focused on transportation demand management (TDM) – mitigating traffic congestion, increasing mobility and improving air quality. Members include employers, transportation management associations, non- profits, government agencies, universities and students.

The Bob Owens TDM Champion Award is reserved for an innovative/entrepreneurial individual who has championed advances for TDM in the transportation field and/or has developed an exceptionally successful TDM program. This award was created to recognize individuals who have spent a significant number of years supporting transportation demand management and significantly influencing positive local, regional and/or national change in this arena. It’s expected that any award winner in this category provides ongoing influence and change, not necessarily just one major event or a year or two of events.

For more information on ACT or the Association’s awards program, contact Executive Director Caryn Souza at 202-719-5331.