January 25, 2024
Jenni Fauber, chair of the UC Moves Coalition, at left, presents Penny Wood, founder of A Way Out Transportation Services, at right, with the Golden Nugget Award. A Way Out was founded four years ago as a way to help people find reliable transportation, in an effort to help them get or keep employment. (Photo submitted)

Transportation provider receives Golden Nugget


From Gazette staff reports

The local health department recently honored a woman working to ensure community members have the transportation needed to get – or keep a job.

During a January meeting of the UC MOVES Coalition, Penny Wood with A Way Out Transportation, received the 2023 Golden Nugget Award.

Created in 2022, the award is given to a Union County transportation provider who demonstrates exceptional efforts within the transportation community.

“Ms. Wood never hesitates to help someone get to where they need to go. She is willing to do whatever she needs to do to help people, even if she has to get creative, like make a trip outside her normal business hours. Union Co…

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