Transportation Achievement Award


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July 11, 2006

Chris Wells Receives Transportation Advisory Commission Transportation Achievement Award

Fairfax County Department of Transportation Pedestrian Program Manager Chris Wells received the Transportation Advisory Commission’s 2005 Transportation Achievement Award at the Board of Supervisors meeting on July 10. Wells was honored for his innovative and collaborative approach to pedestrian and bus passenger safety in Fairfax County.

Wells’ dedication and perseverance to advocacy for pedestrian safety has raised the importance of this issue to a level unprecedented in recent county history, said TAC Chairman George Barker during the presentation.

For the past two years, Wells led the Fairfax County Pedestrian Task Force to develop a plan for implementing safe and effective pedestrian facilities and a coordinated and collaborative education/outreach program. The Pedestrian Task Force consisted of residents, appointed commission members and multi-disciplined staff. Its final report and recommendations were presented to the Board of Supervisors in January 2006. 

Wells was instrumental in the design and implementation of the Fairfax County Bus Stop Inventory and Safety Study, which was presented to the Board of Supervisors Transportation Subcommittee and the Transportation Advisory Commission when it was completed in 2005. 

The annual Transportation Achievement Award recognizes outstanding performance by a Fairfax County employee. Nominations are made based on exceptional performance within the scope of assigned duties, contributions which advance or support the objectives of the county’s Transportation Plan, or original contributions toward enhancing the quality of transportation in Fairfax County.

The Transportation Advisory Commission, under the direction of the Board of Supervisors, advises the board and provides information and comments on major transportation issues faced by the county. It also provides recommendations to the board regarding the overall planning and programming of transportation improvements in the county.

For more information about the Transportation Advisory Commission or the Transportation Achievement Award, visit the advisory commission’s Web page at: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/tac/ or contact Jay Guy, Fairfax County Department of Transportation, at 703-324-1100, TTY 703-324-1102.

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(Note to editor: Photo of award presentation is available at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/opa/presentations.htm. Caption information is L. to R in front: TAC Vice Chairman Janyce Hedetniemi; Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerald E. Connolly; TAC 2005 Transportation Achievement Award recipient Fairfax County Department of Transportation Pedestrian Program Manager Chris Wells; TAC Chairman George Barker.)

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