SouthWest Transit Awards

SouthWest Transit is proud of the many awards it has received over the years:

2016

  • American Public Transportation Association Certificate of Merit for Safety
  • American Public Transportation Association Certificate of Merit for Security
  • SouthWest Metro Chamber 2016 Mid-Size Business of the Year
  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

2015

  • TSA Partnership Award
  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

2014

  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

2013

  • APTA Awards for both Safety and Security
  • APTA AdWheel Awards for marketing campaigns
  • MPTA Innovation Award
  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

2012

  • SWT was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence for the sixth consecutive year in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report.

2011

  • MN Concrete Council 1st Place in Transportation Category – Chanhassen Station
  • MPTA Award for Management Innovation for Park-Out Program
  • APTA Gold Award for Safety
  • Outstanding Employer Award presented by Intermediate District 287

2010

  • The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) awarded SWT its National Certificate of Merit for Security
  • Human Rights Award From the Eden Prairie City Council and Human Rights and Diversity Commission
  • Outstanding Employer Award presented by Intermediate District 287

2009

  • SouthWest Transit was again awarded the Gold Award for Safety by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
  • Outstanding Employer Award presented by Intermediate District 287

2008

  • Minnesota Transit (MPTA) System of the Year
  • APTA awarded SouthWest Transit its Gold Award for Safety

2007

  • APTA named SouthWest Transit a finalist for the Gold Award for bus transit systems operating fewer than 1 million passenger trips per year, in recognition of the agency’s “outstanding safety program achievements”
  • SouthWest Transit was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its 2006 comprehensive annual financial report

2006

  • Awarded American Transportation Associations AdWheel award for SWT’s college promotion and 2005 Annual Report

2005

  • FHWA recognized SouthWest Station exceptional design quality in the Highway Design Awards 
  • Awarded first place in the Homepage and Annual Report categories of the American Public Transportation Association’s AdWheel competition

2004

  • Awarded the Outstanding Public Transportation System of the Year by the American Public Transportation Association
  • SouthWest Station was chosen as the recipient of the Minnesota Shopping Center Association ‘STARR’ Award for design and aesthetics
  • October – SWT Executive Director, Len Simich, received the Minnesota Public Transportation Association’s Outstanding Transit Professional of the Year Award

2000

  • Management Innovation Award – Minnesota Public Transportation Association

1999

  • Environmental Quality Award – Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce and Environment and Waste Management Commission
  • Minnesota Transit Advocate Award – Minnesota Transportation Alliance
  • Transit System of the Year – Minnesota Public Transportation Association