A highlight of the 14th Annual Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership State of the Counties Address event was the presentation of the Charles A. Jacobson Transportation Award to Bob Robinson for his many hours of work on the area’s transportation needs.
BayTran Chairman Karen Coglianese made the presentation of “the well-deserved honor” to the former Seabrook mayor and past BayTran chairman who still serves as vice chairman of the transportation organization
A delighted Robinson said, “this award means so much to me because it is given to me by my colleagues at BayTran, the people that I work with, I strategize with, plan with, and sometimes argue with.
“I don’t think that an award from anyone else would mean nearly as much as an award from my colleagues from BayTran,” he told the crowd of about 200 community leaders, elected officials and BayTran members at the annual event at the Downtown Aquarium.
The award is named for long-time Bay Area community leader Chuck Jacobson, who founded BayTran.
BayTran President Barbara Koslov welcomed the crowd and keynotes speakers Judge Ed Emmett of Harris County, Judge Mark Henry of Galveston County and County Commissioner Matt Sebesta of Brazoria County updated the crowd on changes and developments occurring in each of their counties, focusing on transportation.