Congratulations, 2018 Bus Safety & Security Excellence Award Winners!


The Safety & Security Excellence Awards recognize APTA bus transportation systems that have implemented programs or projects that have achieved documented success in addressing specific safety or security program areas.
CATEGORY I:  (Fewer than 4 million passenger trips annually)
  • Certificate of Merit for Safety: Lee County Transit – Fort Myers, Florida
  • Gold Award for Safety: Knoxville Area Transit – Knoxville, Tennessee                              
CATEGORY II:  (More than 4 million and fewer than 20 million passenger trips annually)
  • Gold Award for Safety: Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus – Santa Monica, California
  • Certificate of Merit for Safety: Palm Tran – West Palm Beach, Florida
  • GOLD Award for Security: Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority – Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Certificate of Merit for Security: Transit Authority of River City (TARC) – Louisville, Kentucky
CATEGORY III:  (20 million or more passenger trips annually)
  • GOLD Award for Safety:  Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GRTC) – Cleveland, Ohio
  • Certificate of Merit for Safety: METRO Transit – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Certificate of Merit for Security: King County Metro Transit – Seattle, Washington
  • GOLD Award for Security: Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston Metro) – Houston, Texas
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