This award honors an APTA public transportation system member who has demonstrated innovative concepts or effective problem-solving techniques not previously applied in the public transportation industry. The nomination must include:

  • All nominators need to complete the nomination form (editable pdfNOTE: * The nomination form MUST BE SIGNED by the head of  the transit system.*
  • A  description of the innovative program or project.
  • A summary of the results received and the positive effect on the organization.
  • A description of its applicability to other systems.
  • A description of how the innovation supports industry goals.
  • ​All supporting materials for the Individual and Innovation Award criteria should be no more than six pages long.
  • Up to three additional pages in attachments (i.e., news articles, recommendations, etc.) are allowed for Individual and Innovation nominations.

Submitting Your Materials

The nomination form​ and supporting materials should be emailed to Faxes will not be accepted.

If you need to mail your materials, the address is:

Attention: Erin Cartwright
APTA Awards Committee
Suite 1200 East
1300 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005-3375​​

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