New Orleans RTA receives APTA’s 2022 Rail Safety Certificate of Merit Award for Light Rail/Streetcar for the second consecutive year
- June 7th, 2022
“One of RTA’s key priorities is building a strong safety culture, focused on safely transporting our riders to their destinations,” said Alex Z. Wiggins, RTA CEO. “Today’s recognition supports the work of our safety team and the entire organization. We are proud to be recognized for a second year by our peers as we work to provide safe, reliable transit services in New Orleans and throughout the region.”
The APTA Bus and Rail Safety & Security Excellence Awards recognize public transit providers for their innovative and proactive safety and security programs. These awards help build the industry by benchmarking successful programs so other systems can implement and fine-tune their programs based on the findings of their peers.
A Certificate of Merit is given to organizations to recognize exceptional achievement in safety or security. Nominations are evaluated on four criteria: effectiveness, benefit level, innovation, and transferability. The top honor is the GOLD Award, given to organizations with the best overall safety or security programs.