Ricardo Vega receives scholarship offered through American Public Transportation Foundation
DALLAS, Texas (October 13, 2022) – Ricardo Vega has been named 2022 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 (APTF).
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.
Vega is a Maintenance Supervisor for the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) located in Oakland, California. With over 10 years of progressive experience in public transit, he specializes in fleet management and is responsible for providing leadership to a team of frontline employees, ensuring delivery of safe reliable equipment to meet the needs of the community.
Vega is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – General Management at California State University East Bay and will graduate in 2023. He aspires to become a successful executive leader in the transportation industry.
“On behalf of MV and LIT, we are proud of the selection of Ricardo Vega for our annual APTF 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.”
Vega and other 2022 APTF scholars were honored during a ceremony held in conjunction with the American Public Transportation Association’s TRANSform Conference held on October 11, 2022 in Seattle, Washington.
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.
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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, public and private shuttle, and student transportation services, partnering with nearly 200 city and county government transit agencies, school districts, universities, airports and corporations. Founded in 1975, MV provides freedom for over 110 million passengers each year across 26 states and Canada with a team of more than 15,000 dedicated transit professionals. For additional information, please visit http://www.mvtransit.com.
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