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.
Previous Award Winners
View a short video of previous APTA Award Winners
- Videos of 2019 APTA Award Winners
- Videos of 2018 APTA Award Winners
- Videos of 2017 APTA Award Winners
- Videos of 2016 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.
- 2019 APTA Honors Program
- 2018 APTA Awards Program
- 2017 APTA Awards Program
- 2016 APTA Awards Program
- 2015 APTA Awards Program
- 2014 APTA Awards Program
- 2013 APTA Awards Program
- 2012 APTA Awards Program
- 2011 APTA Awards Program
- 2010 APTA Awards Program
- 2009 APTA Awards Program
- 2008 APTA Awards Program
- 2007 APTA Awards Program
- 2006 APTA Awards Program
- 2005 APTA Awards Program
Hall of Fame
View inductees to APTA’s Hall of Fame.