Honors, Awards and Deals of the Year - Oh My! 2017 in Review

By Chirag Rabari
Atrium at the Bay Area Metro Center

As the year winds to a close, it's a good time to take stock of all the things we are grateful for. Here at the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) and Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), there is an across-the-board commitment to hard work and excellence at both the staff and leadership level. We are thankful for all of the following honors and awards bestowed on us in 2017 by peers and professional organizations. 

American Planning Association – California Planning Awards

Bond Buyer

National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA)

Federal Highway Administration

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – San Francisco Chapter


  • 2017 George I. Treyz award for Excellence in Economic Analysis – Forecasting – ABAG Staff (Cynthia Kroll, Aksel Olsen, Bobby Lu, Johnny Jaramillo, and Hing Wong)

San Francisco Business Times  

Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) – Bay Area Chapter and WTS International

Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) – Bay Area Chapter

Finally, the BATA-funded renovation of the Interurban Electric Railway Bridge Yard Shop (“Bridge Yard”) Building received a number of awards, including: 

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