Portland, OR (May 1, 2024) – The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) honored five public transportation providers from Georgia, Texas and Washington with the 2024 Bus Safety, Security and Emergency Management Awards, and one transit agency from Indiana with a Certificate of Merit. The awards recognize transit organizations for their innovative and proactive programs.

“Congratulations to the award-winning public transit systems for their successful safety, security and emergency management programs that are models of excellence for the public transportation industry,” said APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas. “The implementation of these initiatives demonstrates the ongoing commitment to improving safety and security for their passengers, employees, and communities.”

Nominations are evaluated on four criteria: effectiveness, benefit level, innovation, and transferability. The 2024 Bus Safety, Security and Emergency Management Award winners are awarded in categories based on bus ridership.

The 2024 winners are:

BUS SAFETY AWARD

Gold Winner

  • Clark County Public Transportation Benefit Area Authority (C-TRAN), Vancouver, Washington – More than 3 million and fewer than 15 passenger trips annually
  • Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), Atlanta, Georgia – More than 15 million and fewer than 50 million passenger trips annually

BUS SECURITY AWARD

Gold Winner

  • Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CapMetro), Austin, Texas – More than 15 million and fewer than 50 million passenger trips annually
  • Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA), Corpus Christi, Texas – More than 3 million and fewer than 15 million passenger trips annually

Certificate of Merit Winner

  • Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo), Indianapolis, Indiana – More than 3 million and fewer than 15 million passenger trips annually

BUS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AWARD

Gold Winner

  • Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA), Corpus Christi, Texas – More than 3 million and fewer than 15 million passenger trips annually

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