Annie Jones Award
Courteous, respectful drivers make a difference.
To recognize drivers who best exemplify our commitment to courteous and
respectful service, MY RIDE presents the Annie Jones Driver Excellence Award.
This new community-based award celebrates drivers who go above and
beyond to make riders feel safe, comfortable and valued. It’s an opportunity for
riders to nominate the drivers who make a difference in their lives.
Annie Jones has been a force to be reckoned with on transportation issues since
1984. Jones chained her wheelchair to a greyhound bus to protest the lack of
support people with disabilities received from public transportation. At that
time, neither greyhound buses nor DART buses were wheelchair accessible.
Thanks to the efforts of activists like Annie Jones, attention is being
given to the transportation needs of older adults and people with disabilities.
We take great pride in naming our most prestigious award in honor of her