TORONTO, May 31, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) presented today its Corporate Recognition Awards in Regina. The National Transit Corporate Recognition Awards are presented upon the recommendation of individual employees to recognize a major contribution or an outstanding achievement in the areas of Safety, Innovation and Outstanding Achievement/Exceptional Performance on behalf of the local transit organization.

This year's recipients are:

Corporate Exceptional Performance / Outstanding Achievement Award Winners:
Coast Mountain Bus Company - "Idle-Free CMBC" Program
MiWay Mississauga Transit - MiWay Brand Implementation
Brampton Transit - Launching Züm
Metro Transit Halifax - Provision of Special Service for Canada Winter Games 2011
BC Transit - Transit Future: Delivering Operational Excellence
Corporation of the Town of Milton - New Service Design Implementation Program
Société de transport de Montréal - Take Flight with the STM and its New 747 Express Bus

Corporate Innovation Award Winners:
York Region Transit - Decreasing Fare Evasion
Société de transport de Montréal - The STM's Universal Access Development Plan : With Everyone for Everyone
Regina Transit - The R-Card and Automated Fare Collection Handheld Readers
Toronto Transit Commission - Green Procurement Policy

Corporate Safety Award Winners:
Edmonton Transit System - Training Seat

The recipients were selected by a national committee of transit professionals. CUTA congratulates all its winners for their outstanding contribution to public transit in Canada.

A full list of recipients is available at:

CUTA is the national association representing public transit systems, suppliers to the industry, government agencies, individuals and related organizations in Canada.

SOURCE Canadian Urban Transit Association

For further information:

Media Contact: Grace Elasmar, CUTA Communications Specialist,
Tel.: (416) 365-9800 ext. 118

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