Tribal Transit Awards


National RTAP presents the first biennial Tribal Transit Awards to honor innovation, efficiency, commitment, and performance in the tribal transit industry. These awards will be presented at the 4th National RTAP Rural and Tribal Technical Assistance Conference in Portland, Oregon taking place September 15-18, 2019.

The two awards recognize challenges overcome and best practices that raise the bar for tribal transit. The recognition will distinguish the award recipients as champions in this industry.

Three selected finalists will be provided with complimentary registration to the National RTAP Conference. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on Monday, September 16 during the conference.

Learn more about each award and access the nomination forms below. If you have any questions or would like the form in an alternative format, please email conference@nationalrtap.org.


The deadline for nominations is August 9, 2019.


Tribal Transit Champions Award

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This award recognizes people who are the driving forces behind tribal transit systems. Nominations are for individuals that have made significant contributions to the tribal transit community.

Tribal Transit Systems Award

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This award recognizes challenges overcome and best practices that raise the bar for tribal transit systems. The recognition of an agency will distinguish them as a champion in the tribal transit industry.