The Awards recognize APTA transportation systems that have implemented programs or initiatives that have achieved documented success in addressing specific safety or security program areas.

View the APTA 2023 Rail Safety, Security and Emergency Management Awards.​​​

Award Categories

Safety and Security Excellence Awards are presented in four categories which are derived from the National Transit Database. For a more detailed description, see the Public Transportation Fact Book.

  • Commuter/Intercity/Regional/High Speed Rail
  • Heavy Rail
  • Light Rail/Streetcar

Nominations Process

Nomination Form

Please note: You will need to sign in with your login to access the nomination form. If you have never used your login or if you forgot your password, click here for instructions (opens in new window).

For best results please use Internet Explorer when submitting your nomination using the Award Entry page.


If you have any questions or concerns please contact ​Director of Safety Brian Alberts at 202-496-4885 or by email at​. ​​or Polly Hanson, Director – Security, Risk and Emergency Management at 202-496-4895 or by email​​​

Past Award Winners

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