Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) won the Rail Transit Team Achievement Award at the 16th Annual American Public Transportation Association (APTA) International Rail Rodeo, held in conjunction with the 2008 APTA Rail Conference in San Francisco. First place in the Operators Competition went to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (S.F. MUNI.)
81 contestants from 20 rail systems competed for this honor, which recognizes the men and women who keep North America’s rail systems safe and efficient. The system with the highest rail operator and maintainer team combined score receives the Team Achievement Award.
The Operators Competition measures professional skills including: train operation; knowledge of safety regulations; train equipment; and track right-of-way rules and procedures.
The competition was held on May 31 at Muni Metro East in San Francisco.