2020 MV Transportation-Latinos In Transit Scholarship Award Winner Named
Edgar Mejia to receive scholarship offered through American Public Transportation Foundation
DALLAS, Texas (August 18, 2020) – Edgar Mejia has been named 2020 recipient of the MV Transportation-Latinos In Transit Scholarship. The award is presented annually by MV Transportation, Inc. (MV), a recognized leader in passenger transportation services, 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.
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 its founding in 2016.
Mejia is pursuing a Master of Urban and Regional Planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. He is interested in pursuing a career as a professional transportation planner with the goal of designing, advocating, and implementing policy solutions that better fund transportation access for underrepresented groups.
“On behalf of MV and LIT, we are proud of the selection of Edgar Mejia for our annual scholarship,” said Alva Carrasco, President of the LIT Board of Directors. “We are inspired by his passion and dedication to help shape the future of the transit industry to better serve our communities.”
“I’m honored to be recognized by LIT and MV and am grateful for their ongoing commitment to the future of Latinos in the field of transit and mobility,” said Edgar Mejia. “With the American Public Transportation Foundation Scholarship, I will be able to continue advocating for transit planning that provides greater levels of equity for underserved communities, particularly women, Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color, and people with limited mobility.”
Mejia and other 2020 American Public Transportation Foundation scholars will be honored during a ceremony held in conjunction with the American Public Transportation Association’s TRANSform Conference and EXPO, which will be held March 14-17, 2021 in Anaheim, CA.
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 are 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.
About MV Transportation, Inc.
MV is the largest privately-owned passenger transportation contracting services ﬁrm in North America and a leader in providing the specialized on-demand ADA-compliant transportation of persons with disabilities and the elderly. We provide paratransit, fixed-route, campus, corporate and airport 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 28 states and Canada with a team of more than 20,000 dedicated transit professionals. For additional information, please visit http://www.mvtransit.com.
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