The coveted Golden Pylon Awards were handed out to the Southland’s top traffic reporters today at Los Angeles Union Station. The awards honor the reporters who keep the region’s traffic moving by promoting rideshare options such as carpools, vanpools, active transportation and public transportation.
The Golden Pylon Awards are sponsored by four regional transportation agencies: Metro in Los Angeles County, Orange County Transportation Authority, San Bernardino Associated Governments and Ventura County Transportation Commission. Nominated by their peers and the transit agencies, six traffic reporters who report on the daily traffic grind for numerous broadcast outlets won this year’s top honors.
- Alysha Del Valle, ABC 7
- Stephanie Simmons, CBS 2
- Rebecca Campbell, KFI, KLAC, MYFM, KYSR, KEIB
- Officer Juan Galvan, FOX 11, Univision 34,Telemundo 52, Radio Mexico, La Poderosa, KFRN Family Radio
- Kajon Cermak, KCRW
- Terry Edwards, Operations Manager for Total Traffic, promotes ridesharing issues among Southland traffic reporters
The Golden Pylon Awards are a traditional prelude to California Rideshare Week, which begins Monday, October 6. Rideshare Week is a statewide campaign to encourage thousands of commuters to ‘share the ride’ to help reduce traffic and air pollution. The statewide event provides employers with a great opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of sharing the ride in California. Ridesharing helps employees get to work on time, has increased job performance, retention and morale and it contributes to cleaner air.
Sponsored by Southland businesses and organizations, employees are encouraged to call 511 or to register online and pledge to rideshare at least once during Rideshare Week October 6 –10. Commuters who pledge are eligible to win gift cards and other valuable prizes. For more information, visit metro.net/rideshareweek.
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