Events & Training

CUTA Awards 2018

The CUTA Awards program is a premier event that has been held at every conference since 2000.  The program recognizes the achievements of CUTA transit systems and business members as well as employees and volunteers. It’s been seven years since the program was last reviewed and with the move to one annual CUTA conference, now is a good time to review the program and see how it can be enhanced and updated.


Corporate Category

Individual Category 

Environment and sustainability  Ed Dowling 
Innovation  Excellence
Marketing & Communication  Heroism
Safety & Security W.G. Ross Lifetime Achievement

Nomination due by: September 4th, 2018 at 08:00 AM

Nomination guidelines

A task force of ten CUTA members was formed with the mandate to review the awards program, categories, criteria and awards selection process; to consider new categories; and to recommend changes or improvements to the program. The Awards Program review is now complete and CUTA would like to thank the members of the task force!

The reviewed features include:


Corporate and Individual Leadership Awards will be combined and CUTA will hold the Awards ceremony once per year at the Annual Conference in the Fall. Members may now submit nominations for both Awards Programs (Corporate and Individual).

After each Awards ceremony, winners will be highlighted through focus interviews. This will be the perfect opportunity to share your thoughts on your special recognition.


The Environment category has been renamed Environmental Sustainability to reflect the evolution and broad range of environmental causes organizations are taking on to be leaders of the future.  

The Distinguished Service category has also been renamed after the visionary and innovator Ed Dowling, a Mississauga transit pioneer and the municipality’s first Director of Transit.