Top Banana Awards

What is The Top Banana Award

RiderShip for the Masses (RFTM) presents their Top Banana Award to an individual who has made a difference for public transit riders or an organization who makes a positive change to public transit in the Sacramento Region.  This includes Bike and Ped. 

Starting  2018,  the award will be presented 2x a year.  One at the beginning of the year, and one at the end of the year.

 A "Top Banana" Trophy and Certificate will be  awarded to the recipient.

The next Top Banana Award will be awarded at the  end of October to  an organization.

Past Recipients


Cindy Brooks, Clerk of the Board, Regional Transit District

For her dedication and Service to the Regional Transit District, Transit Riders, and Advocates


Maggie Coulter and SacRideHuman
For their successful effort in changing the Regional Transit District  procurement Policy to contract with locally owned companies.

  Below in the gallery is Jennifer,  our co-founder with Maggie and group accepting award


Roberta MacGlashan
 County Supervisor and Regional Transit Director  in recognition of her dedicated service and support, especially to her constituents on transportation issues in the Sacramento region.


Bonnie Pannell

Former Councilwoman and Regional Transit Board Director,  Bonnie Pannell in recognition for her dedicated effort on behalf of Transportation in the Sacramento Community.  The  Blue Line South  Phase 1 to Meadowview, and Blue Line South Phase II to Consumnes River College are examples of her dedication.

We are grateful that Bonnie was able to be at the Blue Line Phase II Opening. 

 Bonnie Pannell  1949-2017