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The Public Transit Innovation and Leadership Award is a broad-based industry recognition based on the excellence of an individual or a transit system.

Individual nominations should be focused on achievements in leadership, while transit system nominations should be focused on innovation.

Nominations will be divided into two categories: Small and large systems. Individual or system nominations may fall under either of these categories.

NYPTA will accept nominations for this award on an annual basis, and the Executive Committee will evaluate them. The award may not be given every year.

Honorees will be recognized at the Transit Industry Luncheon during the NYPTA Conference & Expo.


  • Nominees must be a NYPTA member organization or an employee of a member organization
  • Achievements / Innovations must have taken place within the past 12 months
  • Business partner members are not eligible to receive this award, but their nominations are more than welcome

The nomination deadline is Friday, September 16.



Past Recipients

IMG 4171 2022: Manpreet Bajwa, Manager of Transportation for Nassau Inter-County Express

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