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While the Chicago region’s population grew by 18 percent since 1980, the traffic increased by 66 percent in the same period.

Thanks to all who joined our 2020 Awards Reception

A big thank you to all the people who attended our 2020 Awards Reception. Your support enabled the event to be a great success!

And if you participated in the event’s paddle raise or silent auction, extra kudos to you.

Thanks to our friend Kye Martin of NBC Chicago, who served as the master of ceremonies as we honored John Buck, the Coalition for a Modern Metra Electric, State Rep. Theresa Mah, and Streetsblog Chicago.

See more photos of the event on Flickr (photos courtesy of Steven Gross). 


John Buck accepts the Visionary Leadership Award, presented by Interim Active Trans Executive Director Melody Geraci.


Andrea Reed (left) and Linda Thisted accept the Community Leadership Award for the Coalition for a Modern Metra Electric.

State Representative Theresa Mah received the Public Leadership Award.


Accepting the Nonprofit Leadership Award for Streetsblog Chicago were (from left) Courtney Cobbs, David Zegeye, Igor Studenkov, and John Greenfield. Pictured with Interim Active Trans Executive Director Melody Geraci on right.

In a surprise moment for the audience, Active Trans Board of Directors President Peggy Reins (left) introduced the new Active Trans Executive Director Amy Rynell.

Reins (right) also brought former Active Trans Board President Bob Hoel to the stage to thank him for his service.

Thank you to Kye Martin of NBC Chicago for emceeing the event.