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2019 MV Transportation-Latinos in Transit Scholarship Award Winner Named

Lisa Rivera-LaMantia to receive inaugural scholarship offered through the American Public Transportation Foundation

DALLAS, Texas (August 20, 2019) – Lisa Rivera-LaMantia has been named 2019 recipient of the MV Transportation-Latinos in Transit Scholarship.  The award is presented annually by MV Transportation, Inc. (MV), a leading passenger transportation services company, and Latinos In Transit (LIT), a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and development of Latinos and other minorities in the public transit industry.  The scholarship is offered through the American Public Transportation Foundation

Lisa Rivera-LaMantia
   Lisa Rivera-LaMantia

LIT members are public and private sector transportation professionals from across the United States supporting their mission through advocacy, professional development, mentoring and networking.  In early 2019 MV became LIT’s Founding Sponsor, the organization’s first corporate sponsor since it’s founding in 2016. 

Rivera-LaMantia is a senior project manager at Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) and is pursuing her Masters of Infrastructure Planning & Management at the University of Washington.

“On behalf of MV and LIT, we are proud to select Lisa Rivera-LaMantia for our inaugural scholarship,” said Alva Carrasco, Vice President of the LIT Board of Directors.  “We are very excited about the role she will play in shaping the future of the transit industry to better serve our communities.”

“It is such an honor to become a part of the LIT family and to serve as a steward of both Latinos and women in the field of transit and mobility,” said Lisa Rivera-LaMantia.  “Thank you for investing in the education and professional growth of Latinos in the transit community.  Your commitment to our industry professionals is what strengthens and grows our community and moves us all forward.”

Rivera-LaMantia and other scholars will be honored at the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Celebration of Excellence Ceremony at the APTA TRANSform Conference in New York City this October.

About Latinos In Transit
Founded in 2016, Latinos in Transit (LIT) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and development of Latinos and other minorities in the public transit industry. Membership is made of public and private sector transportation professionals from across the nation who meets regularly to network, share information and celebrate the professional development of all members.  For additional information, please visit http://www.latinosintransit.org.

Contact:
Latinos In Transit, Alva Carrasco, LITboardvp@gmail.com

About MV Transportation, Inc.
MV Transportation is the largest privately-owned passenger transportation contracting services firm in the United States. We provide paratransit, fixed-route, campus and corporate shuttles, and student transportation services, partnering with over 200 city and county government transit agencies, school districts, universities, and corporations.   Founded in 1975, MV provides freedom for over 110 million passengers each year across 30 states and Canada with a team of more than 20,000 dedicated transit professionals. For additional information, please visit http://www.mvtransit.com.

Contact:
MV Transportation, Inc., Jeff Womack, 972-391-4636, 
jeff.womack@mvtransit.com

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