The Association for Commuter Transportation recognizes and honors outstanding achievements in the field of transportation demand management. The 2021 awards will be presented at the ACT International Conference at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club, Lake Buena Vista, FL on August 4, 2021. Those eligible for the awards include individuals, public and private sector agencies, businesses, non-profit organizations, colleges and universities, business associations, transportation management associations and transportation providers.

Nominations are now closed and finalists will be announced in a few months.


2021 Award Categories

Some nomination categories have changed this year so please review each category below before submitting. 

NEW - Strategy Pivot Award

The Strategy Pivot Award recognizes an exemplary program, policy or service that successfully shifted strategy of completion due to the effects of COVID-19. The program, policy or service should have clear goals and demonstrate progress toward those goals and should demonstrate a change in tactic(s) from the original approach.

Employee Transportation Champion, (ETC)

Presented to an ETC that best demonstrates commitment to promoting and advancing commuter transportation options at their worksite.

Marketing and Outreach Awards


  • Best Print Marketing
  • Best Social Media Marketing
  • Best Website Launch or Revision
  • Best Overall Marketing Campaign

These four categories recognize concepts or campaigns that were designed to educate and inform an identified audience about their commuting options, the impacts of transportation on the environment, transportation planning, and other related topics and concerns. The winning campaigns will have demonstrated a high level of creativity and originality, and can show measurable results including increased audience engagement, increased brand awareness, mode shift, or significant behavior change. 

Commuting Options Awards

The Commuting Options Awards recognizes an exemplary program, policy, or service that promotes trip reductions and mode shift in one of the following commuting options: 

  • Active Commuting (including biking, walking, running, shared mobility devices such as e-scooters or dockless bikes)
  • Public Transit (including bus and rail)
  • Ridesharing (including carpooling, vanpooling, and TNCs)
  • Telework
  • Best Overall Benefit Program (which combines multiple incentives and benefits).

The program, policy, or service should have clear goals and demonstrate progress towards achieving those goals. One award will be presented for each of the commute option categories listed.

Outstanding TMA

Presented to the TMA that best uses its public/private partnerships to achieve local or regional transportation goals.

Outstanding Building/Development Award

The Outstanding Building/Development Award recognizes a multi-tenant facility that provide commuter friendly infrastructure, programs and services, and demonstrate clear metrics to measure reduction of single occupant vehicle trips during peak hours of traffic congestion.

Excellence in Advocacy

Acknowledges the excellent advocacy efforts of an ACT member at either the local, state, and/or federal level.  The award celebrates effort, innovation, collaboration, efficiency, and effectiveness of both individuals and organizations.

Excellence in Research

Acknowledges an ACT member or organization for their recent TDM research or research in a related field in which the project demonstrates applicability to TDM goals.  Collaborative efforts may be recognized so long as one member of the team is an ACT member.

Excellence in Planning

The Excellence in Planning Award recognizes public agencies at the local, regional or state level who have taken notable steps to incorporate TDM into their transportation and land use planning process.

2020 Awards

The 2020 awards were presented virtually at the Virtual ACT International Conference on August 5, 2020.  View the complete list of 2020 Award Winners.

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