July 20, 2009
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|COUNTDOWN TO 2009 ANNUAL MEETING
APTA Awards Showcase ‘Best of the Best’
A major part of the 2009 APTA Annual Meeting is the recognition of outstanding individuals and organizations. The meeting schedule includes the Awards Luncheon; the AdWheel Awards; and the presentation of American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) scholarships.
At the Oct. 6 Awards Luncheon, APTA will single out the “best of the best” in several categories. The Outstanding Achievement in Public Transportation award recognizes public transit agencies in several size categories, and the Innovation Award cites adventurous ideas. Individual awards go to the Outstanding Public Transportation Manager, Business Member, and Board Member; the Local Distinguished Service Award to a local leader on transportation issues; and the newest members of APTA Hall of Fame, commemorating a lifetime of contributions to public transit.
AdWheel Recognizes Marketing Excellence
Savvy public transit marketers will once again be duly lauded at this year’s AdWheel Awards competition, the 30th in APTA’s history. The award ceremony on Monday afternoon, Oct. 5, will recognize the recipients of first-place awards and the announcement of the Grand Award winners, selected from among the first-place honorees.
The APTA Marketing and Communications Committee recognizes public transit agencies in four size categories and a fifth category for business members, and presents the awards in four categories: print media, electronic media, campaigns, and special events.
For the first time, the exhibit of AdWheel winners at the 2009 Annual Meeting will be completely online rather than a three-dimensional display.
APTF will present at least 10 scholarships to young adults pursuing careers in public transportation during a ceremony the afternoon of Oct. 5.
Founded in 1988, APTF has as its mission to increase and retain the number of professionals entering the transit field as a career by providing scholarships to deserving students—the industry’s future leaders. Since its inception, APTF has awarded more than 65 scholarships.