Yesterday the Motor Transportation Association of Connecticut presented State Representative David A. Scribner (R-107) with their highest honor, the 2012 “Good Buddy Award.” On hand to congratulate him was DOT Commissioner James Redeker, DMV Commissioner Melody Currey and Commanding Officer of the CT State Police, Colonel Danny Stebbins.
He was selected for the honor as a result of his bipartisan spirit of cooperation in working to improve transportation legislation alongside State Rep. Tony Guerrera (D-Rocky Hill), Chair of the Transportation Committee, who simultaneously received the same award.
The “Good Buddy” Award is not presented annually, as recipients are selected infrequently and based on merit. For the first time in the organization’s 92-year history, the award was presented to two people at once.
“Making transportation safer, easier and faster is a goal that helps improve our economy and increases our quality of life,” said Rep. Scribner, Ranking Member of the Transportation Committee, and the Transportation Bonding Sub-Committee of Finance, Revenue & Bonding. “I am humbled by this honor and I thank the Motor Transportation Association of Connecticut for their support as I continue to promote policies that help truck drivers and other commuters move throughout our state.”
“Our main reason for honoring you is the non-partisan nature of how you work together with Rep. Guerrera – it is one of the few examples of government working the way it should,” said MTA President Michael J. Riley. “As businesses who earn their livings on the roads and bridges of this state, we want to thank you for improving transportation in Connecticut.”
Last month the Board of Directors for the Motor Transportation Association voted unanimously to award Rep. Scribner with this recognition.
The award was presented by MTA President Riley during their Annual Conference at Fantasia Banquet Facility in North Haven, as 150 of the organization’s members looked on.
Rep. Scribner serves as Ranking Member of the Transportation and Transportation Bonding Committees. He has previously been appointed by the Speaker of the House to the nationwide Transportation Committee of the National Council of State Legislators.
He is largely credited with annually defeating proposed legislation to re-implement highway tolls in the state, and successfully defeated a bill that would have prohibited trucks on Route 136 in Fairfield County. Rep. Scribner also supported legislation that allows certain truck drivers to receive enhanced unemployment compensation. He is the longest serving leader of the Transportation Committee.