The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) was awarded the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2014 budget.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award for the 18th consecutive year.  This speaks to the RTA and the Service Boards’ commitment to maintain transparency and accountability to the public,” said Acting RTA Executive Director Leanne Redden. “The RTA 2014 budget for which we received this award can be found on the RTA website,, at 2014 budget.”

The award represents the RTA's commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting, satisfying several nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation.  The RTA's 2014 budget document was rated “proficient” in four categories and is viewed by the GFOA as an example for other governments throughout North America.  The RTA’s Budget, Performance and Business Analysis Division also received a Certificate of Recognition for their role as the division primarily responsible for the achievement of this award.

The Government Finance Officers Association is a nonprofit professional association serving nearly 18,000 government finance professionals throughout North America. The GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting.

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