International award recognizes visionary achievements in sustainable transportation and urban livability.
WASHINGTON – The 2012 Sustainable Transport Award will be presented on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, to two cities among four finalists: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa; Medellin, Colombia; and San Francisco, USA. The winners will be selected based on four characteristics: increasing mobility for residents, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution from transportation, improving safety, and increasing access for cyclists and pedestrians. This year there is also a category for “Enduring Commitment to Sustainable Transportation.”
Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation, will give welcoming remarks to kick off the event, followed by the award presentation. The Sustainable Transport Award is presented each year in Washington during the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board.
Two cities will be selected as winners of The Sustainable Transit Award during the official award ceremony and cocktail reception. For more information, photos, and videos about the award visit www.st-award.org.
This year’s nominees are:
• Buenos Aires, Argentina
• Cape Town, South Africa
• Medellin, Colombia
• San Francisco, USA
Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation, will give welcoming remarks.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
6:00 p.m. Reception with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails
6:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony
Washington Hilton, International Ballroom East
1919 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington D.C., 20009
http://sta2012.eventbrite.com/. The event is free and open to the public.
The final nominees are chosen by a Steering Committee that includes the most respected experts and organizations working internationally on sustainable transportation:
- Clean Air Institute
- Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
- EMBARQ, the World Resources Institute Center for Sustainable Transport
- Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP)
- Transport Research Laboratory (TRL)
- United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)
For more information or to set up interviews contact:
Erica Schlaikjer, EMBARQ, Media Relations Coordinator, (202) 729-7722, email@example.com