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Transit Named Agency of the Year

CARLSBAD, NM – Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway is proud to announce that the Carlsbad Municipal Transit System has received the State of New Mexico 5311 Agency of the Year Award from the New Mexico Department of Transportation in recognition of their outstanding performance. The award was presented on April 1 at the 2019 New Mexico Transit Road-eo Conference and Expo.

The City of Carlsbad’s transit fleet consists of 20 buses and 25 employees.

“The extraordinary job the transit system has done has set an example for the rest of the state,” Janway said. “We are proud to see our employees get the recognition they deserve.”

The award for 5311 Agency of the Year Award was given to Carlsbad Municipal Transit for the successful completion of the new Transit Garage Facility, the City’s commitment to the public transportation needs of the community, and the outstanding performance and competent management of the agencies multiple programs. This award is in accordance with the Federal Transit Administration Section 5311, which ensures supplemental funding for public transit service in non-urbanized areas.

“Our transit system employees perform exemplary work every day, and we are extremely honored to receive this award” said Carlsbad Transit Manager Josh Moore.

The Carlsbad Municipal Transit System is responsible for the provision of public transit services within the City of Carlsbad limits, as well as portions of Eddy County adjacent to the city.  The transit system provides Demand Response (public dial-a-ride door to door service), Fixed Route Service, and ADA Complementary Paratransit Service. More information can be found at https://www.cityofcarlsbadnm.com/departments/community-development/carlsbad-municipal-transit-system/

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