The American Public Transportation Association announced the individual and organizational winners of the 2010 APTA Awards today in San Antonio, TX during the APTA 2010 Annual Meeting. These prestigious annual awards are given to those individuals and public transportation systems that have shown great leadership and advanced the state of public transportation in North America.
“As the ‘best of the best,’ the 2010 APTA Award winners serve as role models of excellence to everyone in the public transportation industry,” said APTA President William Millar. “These award recipients most certainly deserve recognition and congratulations from their industry peers and from the tens of millions of people who ride public transportation every day.”
Information on the 2010 APTA Award winners is available at:
Three public transportation agencies, competing in three different categories based on annual ridership, were honored as the best public transportation systems in North America, based on their achievements from 2007-2009.
- Société de transport de Montréal (STM), Montréal, Canada (Category: Providing more than 20 million annual passenger trips.)
- Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), Tampa, FL (Category: Providing more than 4 million but less than 20 million annual passenger trips.)
- Bloomington Public Transportation Corporation (BT), Bloomington, IN (Category: Providing 4 million or fewer annual passenger trips.)
This year’s 2010 APTA Awards also recognized four individuals whose contributions have greatly advanced public transportation.
- Outstanding Public Transportation Manager Award - Hugh A. Mose (General Manager, Centre Area Transportation Authority, State College, PA)
- Outstanding Public Transportation Business Member Award – James (Jim) G. Srygley, (CEO, S & A Systems, Inc., Rockwall TX)
- Outstanding Public Transportation Board Member Award – Flora M. Castillo (Member, NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors, Newark, NJ)
- Local Distinguished Service Award – Mufi F. Hannemann (former mayor of the City and County of Honolulu from January 2005- July 2010)
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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public and private sector organizations, engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail. This includes: transit systems; planning, design, construction, and finance firms; product and service providers; academic institutions; transit associations and state departments of transportation. APTA is the only association in North America that represents all modes of public transportation. APTA members serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient and economical transit services and products. More than 90 percent of the people using public transportation in the United States and Canada ride APTA member systems.