Vancouver, WA: Mass Transit Magazine has named Eric Florip, C-TRAN's Public Affairs Coordinator, to its annual list of 40 professionals under age 40 who have made significant contributions to the public transit industry.
Florip joined C-TRAN in 2015 and made an immediate impact on its external communications, particularly social media and video production. Florip, who manages the agency's social media accounts, has live-tweeted C-TRAN Board of Directors meetings since 2016, promoting transparency and giving stakeholders a new avenue to follow and interact with the agency. In 2019, his video storytelling work won a first-place AdWheel Award from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Florip also was selected as one of three national marketing professionals to present on Video/Animation/Editing at APTA's 2020 Marketing & Communications Workshop.
In 2017, in an effort to promote sustainability throughout the agency, Florip launched C-TRAN's Green Team. He also led C-TRAN's bid to become a certified "Green Business" in Clark County, which the agency was awarded in November 2019.
"Eric is an example of how critical it is to communicate and engage with our customers and stakeholders to ensure that essential information is distributed through our extensive transit network," said C-TRAN CEO Shawn M. Donaghy. "This responsibility is equally as vital as the service we manage on the street every day—and our agency is the beneficiary of Eric's dedication and selfless hard work.
"Through social media, training and educational videos, and building our brand to what it is today, Eric's work can be seen across our organization and our community. It is quite an accomplishment to be recognized nationally among this group, as it represents outstanding leadership from all levels of public transit as well as future leaders."
Before joining C-TRAN, Florip worked as a reporter at The Columbian newspaper. A native of the Pacific Northwest, he is a graduate of the University of Oregon.
40 Under 40 honorees were nominated by their peers and judged on criteria that included job commitment, industry involvement and contribution, achievement in his or her position and innovation in his or her field.
C-TRAN is the regional public transportation provider for portions of Clark County. It offers Local bus service within its Clark County service area, Regional bus service to the nearest MAX light rail station, and Express commuter service to downtown Portland. It also provides Connector service within the city limits of Camas, La Center, and Ridgefield. For more information on C-TRAN please visit C-TRAN’s website at www.c-tran.com, or call Passenger Service at (360) 695-0123.
Christine Selk, Communication and Public Affairs Manager/PIO
(360) 906-7314 Office
(503) 860-0508 Cell