North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) has been named as the first-ever winner of the IBTTA's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award.
The category was established by IBTTA's Task Force on Diversity, Social, and Racial Inclusion, and was designed to recognise "an IBTTA member organisation that makes a significant contribution to advance racial justice, equity, inclusion and meaningful opportunities in society".
"Over the last 12 years, NTTA has implemented and maintained a successful business diversity programme focused on disadvantaged, minority, and woman business enterprises," IBTTA said.
"As a result, NTTA is a highly sought-after resource for other tolling organisations aiming to build their own diversity programmes."
NTTA will be in Anaheim, California at IBTTA’s 89th Annual Meeting & Exhibition to participate in a panel discussion with other Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award contestants.
Submissions for the 2022 award will open next spring.
To be considered for the award, an organisation's programme or project must:
- promote diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racist policies through work in the tolling industry
- provide professional growth or leadership opportunities for People of Colour through policies, projects, hiring practices or actions
- demonstrate that it has had a positive environmental and economic impact on historically disadvantaged communities
- demonstrate an organisation’s procurement efforts to provide partnership opportunities to People of Colour and disadvantaged populations