Top traffic reporters honored at this year’s Golden Pylon Awards


The winners of this year’s Golden Pylons, from left to right: Officer Edgar Figueroa, Barbara Brooks, Ginger Chan, Richard Turnage. Not pictured: Angel Martinez.

It’s almost Rideshare Week, which means it’s time to recognize a few of the traffic reporters who work year-round to help people beat traffic and find transportation options. The winners were nominated by their peers and members of Metro in Los Angeles County, Orange County Transportation Authority, San Bernardino Associated Governments and Ventura County Transportation Commission.

  • Ginger Chan, KTLA and 102.7 KIIS FM
  • Barbara Brooks, KNX 1070, KFMB AM, SeriousLAX, KOGO AM, KOLA FM, KMVE AM
  • Angel Martinez, KFI 640, KOST, KYSR Alt 98.7
  • Officer Edgar Figueroa, reporting for CHP
  • Richard Turnage, KNX 1070

The Golden Pylon Awards are a traditional prelude to Rideshare Week, which begins Monday, October 5. During Rideshare Week, Metro will be hosting events including a Karaoke Rickshaw, guided bike rides to Ambulante Film Festival and a commuter interview showcase. Check out the rideshare page for more information.

Those who pledge to share the ride between Oct. 5 – 9 will be entered to win some great prizes! Commuters in Ventura and L.A. County can pledge to share the ride at Prizes include 7-Day TAP passes, AAA memberships, handbags from Brighton Collectibles, as well as gift cards to Macy’s, Barnes & Noble and gas stations.  For more info, visit