Recognition

  McDonald Transit’s achievements and contributions to the transit industry are recognized at state, regional and national levels.  Most pertinent to this proposal is the fact that seven systems managed by McDonald Transit have been recognized by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) as the most outstanding small transit systems in North American.  Those systems include:

  • Athens Transit, Athens, Georgia – 1991
  • Citibus, Lubbock, Texas – 1991
  • Votran, Volusia County, Florida – 1993
  • Boise Urban Stages, Boise, Idaho – 1996
  • CityLink, Abilene, Texas – 1998
  • Laketran, Grand River, Ohio – 2004
  • Bloomington Transit, Bloomington, Indiana – 2010
Lubbock, Texas
  • Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Region VI – 2016 TRANSIT SYSTEM OF THE YEAR
Daytona Beach, Florida
  • APTA Most Outstanding Small Transit System in North America – 1993
  • Florida Public Transit Association – Outstanding Hall of Fame – 2006
Waco, Texas
  • Texas Transit Association – Outstanding Small Urban Transit System Award in 2005, 2007, and 2016
Abilene, Texas
  • APTA Most Outstanding Small Transit System in North American – 1998
Bloomington, Indiana 
  • APTA 1st Place Adwheel Award–2006
  • Green Award – IU Kelley School of Business – 2006
  • Revitalization Award – Downtown Bloomington, Inc. – 2006
  • APTA Most Outstanding Small Transit System in North American – 2010
Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • APTA AdWheel Grand Award – 2008
  • Indiana Transportation Association Safety Award – 2005, 2008, 2009
  • NCMPR Gold Medallion Award – 2010 (for campusLink community partnership marketing with IvyTech/IPFW)
  • American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana Partnership Award – 2010
  • Solid Waste Management District Partnership Award – 2008, 2009, 2010
  • United Way of Allen County Outstanding Workplace Campaign – 2006, 2007
  • Addy Gold Award 2006, Judges Choice, 2008 (regional advertising)
Lawton, Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma Transit Association – Transit System of the Year – 2006
  • Oklahoma Transit Association – Transit Manager of the Year – 2006
  • Oklahoma Transit Association – Transit Marketing Award – 2007
  • Oklahoma Transit Association – Public Transit Safety & Training Award (2008)
Ocala, Florida
  • Florida Public Transportation Association Bus Safety First Place Award 2005,and 2006
  • Florida Public Transportation Assocation Bus Safety Second Place Award 2010
Mobile, Alabama
  • 2005 – Grand Prize Award Winner (Print Media Category)
  • 2008 – First Place Winner (Electronic Media Category)
Oxford, Mississippi
  • 2009 – Mississippi Public Transit Association) Transportation System of the Year – 5311
  • 2010 – Friendship Award – The Office of International Programs at the University of Mississippi