Friday, June 07, 2013

APTA notes safety, security award winners

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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is touting the winners of the first annual Rail Safety & Security Excellence Awards, which acknowledges rail transit agencies in North America for their excellence in safety and security programs and operations.

The awards ceremony took place took place Tuesday, June 4 , during the 2013 APTA Rail Conference in Philadelphia.

"I congratulate the 2013 winners of the Rail Safety and Security Excellence Awards," said APTA President and CEO Michael Melaniphy. "Their contributions to increasing rail safety and security are shining examples of the high level of safety and security programs that exist in North American rail transit systems."

Winning in all three categories, New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) won two Gold Awards for Safety and one Gold Award for Security. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) received a Gold Award for Safety, in the Light Rail category.

A complete list of award winners can be found here.