Posted Friday, December 1st, 2017
The Morris County Board of Freeholders has honored retiring TransOptions President John Ciaffone with a resolution of gratitude for 18 years of exceptional service to the county, especially in aiding our driving, walking and bicyling residents who have benefited from his nonprofit organization’s efforts.
Ciaffone started at TransOptions in 1999. He is retiring on Dec. 31.
“In his role as the second President of TransOptions, he has grown the organization significantly and guided the delivery of programs and services that have improved mobility, our environment, and the overall quality of life in Morris County and Northwest New Jersey,” said Freeholder Kathy DeFillippo, who presented the resolution to Ciaffone at an event last week.
Ciaffone started as president in 1999 of what was then known as MCRIDES, which was a carpool and vanpool brokerage service. He developed what is now TransOptions into fields of telework and transit, pedestrian and bicycle safety, senior and teen driving safety, Safe Routes to Schools programming, and STEM-based environmental education.
His efforts involved a wide swath of the county’s community, including Morris County businesses, schools, municipalities, and other groups. In addition, Ciaffone has given back to the community as a volunteer with groups such as the Morris County Tourism Bureau and the Morris County Economic Development Corporation.
The freeholders, in their resolution, stated: “Whereas, during his tenure, TransOptions’ school-based programs have reached over 5,000 students annually, and transportation demand management programs have pulled thousands of vehicles off of our roads, and municipal streets have been made safer thanks to TransOptions’ Street Smart NJ program – all successful efforts that absolutely show that John is truly deserving of this recognition;
“Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, the Board of Chosen Freeholders, Morris County, New Jersey, recognizes John F. Ciaffone’s dedication, devotion and outstanding service to the citizens of Morris County and Northwest Jersey as President of TransOptions.”