2016 Outstanding Transit System of the Year

Award Background 

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is an international organization that is the leading force in advancing public transportation. Members include small companies who design/construct/assist transportation, and public transportation organizations nationwide, as well as in Canada and Mexico.

Each year, APTA conducts an awards program recognizing excellence in the public transportation industry. Called the “best of the best” in the industry, winners have demonstrated achievement in efficiency and effectiveness.

The Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award

Awards are granted to systems in three categories based on annual ridership:

Quantitative Measures — Counts for 1/2 of the total score. Nominations for these awards shall include verifiable data for a consecutive three-year period. Review EMBARK's quantitative data:

Qualitative Measures — Counts for 1/2 of the total score. Outline specific programmatic improvements and achievements in the last three years in the areas indicated below. All areas should be addressed and must include quantitative information and specific examples to support each of the 12 areas in this section.

Read EMBARK's Qualitiatiave Report

What Other's Are Saying

“Oklahoma City has purposefully reinvented itself; from our economy to our quality of life. Our public transit is a key part of that continued growth and vitality. I congratulate EMBARK and its Board, Mayor Cornett and our City Council on this national award and commend their vision. The modernizations to OKC's public transit have resulted in incredible gains in ridership.”

- U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

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