APTA honors several organizations, leaders in public transportation

July 20, 2021

Awards recognize organizations in the public transportation industry who have demonstrated significant leadership

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) recently honored 10 organizations and leaders with awards for vision, leadership, and commitment to public transportation, the association says.

APTA says their 2021 awards recognize organizations and leaders in the public transportation industry in North America who have demonstrated significant leadership, are outstanding role models of excellence, and whose accomplishments and innovations have greatly advanced public transportation.

“Congratulations to all who have been recognized for their accomplishments and for making positive impacts in their communities. The four inductees into the APTA Hall of Fame have dedicated their careers to strengthening our industry,” APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas said in a statement. “The systems and individuals being recognized have made our industry more innovative and have been at the forefront of building for the future in an unprecedented time of challenge and change.”

The APTA Award recipients include the following:


  • Outstanding public transportation system achievement award—4 million or fewer trips: Mountain Line, Missoula, Montana
  • Outstanding public transportation system achievement award—more than 4 million but fewer than 20 million trips: Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT), Sacramento, California
  • Outstanding public transportation system achievement award—20 million or more trips: Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Chicago, Illinois


The full list of all awarded organizations and leaders can be found on APTA's website.


SOURCE: American Public Transportation Association