Recognize greatness in your organization with the TAM Excellence Awards

Do you have an employee whose contributions go above and beyond the call of duty? A driver whose professionalism and service are an example to all? A leader who has transformed their organization? Is your organization going above and beyond to help your passengers and serve your community? Submit a nomination for a TAM Excellence Award - nominations are open now!

The TAM Excellence Awards ceremony will take place during our annual conference on September 22 at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club.  The deadline to submit nominations is August 13.  Nominations must be submitted by current TAM members. The categories and descriptions of this years awards are as follows.


The TAM Outstanding Transit System Award honors a TAM Transit System (a full member) who has demonstrated achievement in efficiency and effectiveness. 

The TAM Outstanding Non-Profit Agency Award recognizes a non-profit community transportation provider that has distinguished itself in the service it provides. Only 'community member' TAM organizations are eligible for this award.  

The TAM Unsung Transit Hero Award recognizes an individual who has distinguished him or herself in the past year as an exceptional staff member of a TAM member agency.  

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented strains upon our communities, our organizations, and our essential workers. Transit workers are performing on the front lines of this struggle every day, serving their communities and ensuring community access to mobility. Who is your organization's essential hero that has demonstrated their commitment to go above and beyond during this time?  

The TAM Driver of the Year Award recognizes a driver who has distinguished him or herself in a full-time driving capacity (at least 75% of their duties must be those of a transit operator) of a TAM member agency. 

The TAM Outstanding Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has distinguished him or herself in the past in an executive capacity of a member agency.




1. Only TAM members are eligible to submit nominations.
2. Each agency may make multiple nominations, but only one nomination for each category.
3. Deadline for submission of nominations is August 13, 2021
4. Submissions must include all completed forms and requested information.
5. Awards will be presented at TAM’s Awards Ceremony during our 2021 TAM Conference at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.
6. Questions can be directed to John Duklewski at (410) 553-4245 or via email at [email protected]