Providing Public Transportation
Alternatives for the Greater
Phoenix Metro Area

Awards

2004

  • Transportation Planning Excellence Award – Federal Transit Administration, Federal Highway Administration and American Planning Association

2005

  • Employer of the Year Award – WTS

2006

  • Public Service Award to METRO CEO Rick Simonetta – Associated Minority Contractors of America

2007

  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting – Government Financial Officers Association
  • Grand Award in Engineering Excellence for Tempe Town Lake Bridge to METRO contractors PBSJ/PGH Wong joint venture and sub-consultant Structural Grace – American Council of Engineering Companies, Arizona Chapter
  • Smart Growth Implementation Assistance Award to METRO and the cities of Phoenix and Mesa – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

2008

  • Best of 2008 Awards, Best Bridge for Tempe Town Lake – Southwest Contractorr
  • Best of 2008 Awards, Best Transportation Project for Line Section 5 – Southwest Contractor
  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting – Government Financial Officers Association
  • Community Service Award, Employer of the Year – Associated Minority Contractors of America
  • DREAMR Award, Best Project – Downtown Phoenix Partnership
  • Innovation in Transportation Award – WTS
  • Outstanding Transit Individual of the Year to METRO CEO Rick Simonetta – Arizona Transit Association
  • Project of the Year – Associated Minority Contractors of America
  • Public Works Project of the Year – American Public Works Association, Arizona Chapter

2009

  • ADA Liberty Progress Award to METRO and Valley Metro – Arizona Disability Advocacy Coalition
  • Center Starr Award to METRO CEO Rick Simonetta – Phoenix Community Alliance
  • Most Admired CEOs and Top Level Executives, METRO CEO Rick Simonetta – The Business Journal
  • Outstanding Transit Organization Excellence Award – Arizona Transit Association
  • President’s Award, Crescordia Award and two Awards of Merit – Valley Forward’s Environmental Excellence Awards
  • Silver Telly Award for METRO safety video

2010

  • Silver Addy Award in the category of Public Service, Audio/Visual for the METRO “On Track” posters
  • Desert Peaks Awards in the category of Public Partnership to METRO and its city partners Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa – Maricopa Association of Governments
  • AdWheel Award in the Advertisement and Promotion category for the “Your Life on Track Poster Series” – American Public Transportation Association
  • Government Finance Officers Association Award (GFOA) for Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for fiscal year ended June 30, 2009
  • Beautification Award, Award of Distinction for the Tempe Town Lake Light Rail Bridge – City of Tempe

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