In recognition of
his outstanding service to TRB and advancement of innovations in public
transportation partnerships, Vincent Valdes is the 2021 recipient of the W.N.
Carey, Jr., Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Valdes is the is the Executive
Director of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC), the designated
Metropolitan Planning Organization for a ten-county region including the City
of Pittsburgh, where he leads a
team of planners, program managers, transportation specialists and engineers
working to create a common regional vision and transportation implementation
program for the communities of southwestern Pennsylvania. The Carey Award—named in honor of W.N. Carey,
Jr., TRB’s Executive Director from 1967 to 1980—recognizes individuals who have
given leadership and distinguished service to TRB.
The award will be presented on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, during the Chair’s Plenary Session portion of the TRB Annual Meeting, January 9-13, 2022, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
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