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2023 Metzger Honored with President's Award

For Immediate Release:

May 4, 2023

Pace’s Melinda Metzger Wins President’s Award

Chicago, IL. TRF’s Chicago Chapter granted the international organization’s prestigious President’s Award to Melinda J. Metzger, the Executive Director of Pace Suburban Bus. Through Melinda’s leadership, Pace, a major transit provider in the Chicago region, is attracting national attention for its successful bus-on-shoulder program, expanding rapid transit offerings and high-quality service to essential workers. One of the largest bus services in North America, Pace covers 3,677 square miles, an area nearly the size of the state of Connecticut and about 15 times the size of the City of Chicago. Pace’s innovative approach to public transportation gives the agency a national reputation as an industry leader. Metzger delivered an address at the 64th Transportation Research Forum.

About TRF

The Transportation Research Forum (TRF) is an independent organization of transportation professionals founded in 1958 to provide an impartial meeting ground for carriers, shippers, government officials, consultants, university researchers, suppliers, and others seeking an exchange of information and ideas on both passenger and freight transportation.  TRF conducts a national Annual Forum, and has chapters in New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis, and South Korea.


Joe Schwieterman, Ph.D.
TRF President
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