We love to recognize your achievements and we have a number of awards programs to honor the industry’s finest individuals and organizations.

AdWheel Awards
Each year, APTA honors members’ marketing and communications efforts with the AdWheel​ Awards. The 2023 competition window is open through December 16, 2022. First Place Awards will be announced to entrants on January 30, 2023 and presented in late February at the Marketing & Communications Workshop. First Place winner entrants will be notified of their Grand Award status in mid-Summer 2023. Grand Awards will be presented at APTA’s 2023 TRANSform Conference & EXPO, October 8-11, 2023, in Orlando.

APTA Awards
The APTA Awards recognizes excellence in the public transportation industry in North America, both on an individual level and an organizational level.  Called the “best of the best” of the public transportation industry, the APTA award winners are outstanding role models of excellence, leadership, and innovation whose accomplishments have greatly advanced public transportation. The nomination deadline is in April of each year; awards are presented at the TRANSform Conference in the Fall.

Bus Safety & Security Excellence Awards
The Safety & Security Excellence Award recognize APTA Bus transportation systems that have implemented programs or projects that have achieved documented success in addressing specific safety or security program areas. The nomination deadline is in March of each year.

Rail Safety & Security Excellence Awards
The​ Rail Safety & Security Excellence Awards recognize APTA rail transportation systems that have implemented initiatives or programs that achieved safety or security objectives. The nomination deadline is in April of each year.​​​

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