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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Celebrating Black History Month

The NFTA is celebrating Black History Month which is an annual recognition of achievements by African Americans and the central role that blacks have played in all industries in the U.S. including transportation. 

Some notable African American contributors in transit include Harriet Tubman for her involvement in the Underground Railroad, and Granville Woods, an electrical genius, for his numerous advances in transit operations.  In addition, Garret Augustus Morgan created the first stop-and-go rotating lighted traffic signal, and Rosa Parks gained national attention in 1955 when she refused to give up her public transit seat for a white passenger, to name a few. 

As part of this recognition, we would just like to take this opportunity to thank the many dedicated African American professionals who have worked at NFTA Metro over the years, and for those whom continue to make extraordinary strides within our transit industry today.