An Annual Awards Program Recognizing Excellence in the Public Transportation Industry

Nominations for the 2020 APTA Awards are Closed

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.

*NEW THIS YEAR: The criteria for the APTA Awards program related to diversity, inclusion and equity has been strengthened. For the Outstanding System Award, the qualitative criteia for Women and Minority Advancement has been renamed Diversity, Inclusion and Equity – Showcases the mission, strategies, policies and practices used to attract and support a diverse workforce; promote an inclusion- and equity-focused culture internally; and in vendor, customer and community engagement. For Individual Awards (Business Member, Manager – head of Public Transit System, Transit Board Member and Hall of Fame) – Demonstrates a sustained commitment to the principles of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through leadership practices and policies.

Virtual Celebration of the 2020 APTA Award Winners

Previous Award Winners

View a short video of previous APTA Award Winners

View the PDF’s below to learn about the organizations and individuals that have been honored with APTA Awards in recent years.

Hall of Fame

View inductees to APTA’s Hall of Fame.


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