For immediate release: Friday, April 29, 2011
Contact: Kate Slevin, 917-833-9259
NEW YORK, NY - Staff of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a regional advocacy group that works toward a more balanced, equitable, and environmentally sustainable transportation system, accepted a 2011 EPA Environmental Quality Award at a ceremony in downtown Manhattan today. According to the EPA, the award is “the highest recognition presented to the public" by the agency and is given to nonprofits, businesses, community groups, educators, and individual citizens who “have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to protecting and enhancing environmental quality and public health.” Tri-State Transportation Campaign was nominated for the award by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for its advocacy in New York.
“With soaring gas prices and a sluggish economic recovery, the need for more sustainable, equitable and transit-friendly communities is even greater than before," said Kate Slevin, executive director of the Campaign. "These goals cannot be realized without leadership from our elected officials at all levels of government. We are proud and honored to accept the 2011 US EPA Environmental Quality Award for our work to promote sustainable transportation and land use policy in New York. We thank Senator Gillibrand for her unwavering commitment to sustainability and we look forward to fighting for safer roads, livable communities, and more attractive walking, biking and transit options for all New Yorkers.”
Tri-State was established in 1994 and is based in Manhattan, with satellite offices in Albany; Trenton, NJ; and Camden, NJ. (See also the press release from Sen. Gillibrand's office.)
The Tri-State Transportation Campaign is a nonprofit organization working toward a more balanced, transit-friendly, and equitable transportation system in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. www.tstc.org