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Senator Ellis Receives 2012 Alaska Mobility Coalition Award

ANCHORAGE –Senator Johnny Ellis says he is honored today to receive the 2012 Legislative Award from the Alaska Mobility Coalition.  The award, which recognizes Senator Ellis’ steadfast support of the state’s public transportation systems, was presented this afternoon during the Community Transportation Transit Conference at the Downtown Anchorage Marriott.

Alaska Mobility Coalition leaders say Senator Ellis (D-Anchorage) earned the award for his continuing advocacy and hard work to ensure all Alaskans have access to safe and cost-effective public transportation.

“Senator Ellis has been an outstanding advocate for users of public transportation and the disadvantaged around the state,” said David Levy, Executive Director of the Alaska Mobility Coalition.   “This award recognizes his commitment to public and community transportation in Alaska.”

This is the second time the Alaska Mobility Coalition has presented Senator Ellis with the prestigious award.  Representative Cathy Muñoz (R-Juneau) and Representative Max Gruenberg (D-Anchorage) were also given Legislative Awards for their work on transportation issues.

“A good public transportation system provides the building blocks for a healthy, vibrant economy,” said Senator Ellis.  “The transportation improvements we accomplished over the past several years are the result of a dedicated group of people who worked hard to make sure that all Alaskans can safely get wherever they need to go.”

The Alaska Mobility Coalition is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 that is dedicated to increasing access to safe and cost-effective public and community transportation options around Alaska.  More information about the Alaska Mobility Coalition can be found at www.alaskamobility.org.

The week-long Community Transportation Transit Conference, “Coordinated Transportation in the Last Frontier” will continue through Friday.

For more information, please contact Zachary Mannix in Senator Ellis’ office at (907)269-0169.

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