Awards & Recognition

Below is a list of recent awards (within the past five years) that PTS has received for departmental and individual efforts in the parking and transportation industries as well as the university.

Department Awards

Parking Organization of the Year
(Year Received: 2016)

  • Given by the International Parking & Mobility Institute for PTS's creative solutions and innovations, standards of customer service, reliability, breadth of program and service, and contributions to the parking, transportation, and mobility industry.

Bicycle Friendly University- Bronze Level
(Years Received: 2013-2017)

  • Given by The League of American Bicyclist to the university for promoting and providing a more bikeable campus for students, staff and visitors. The university is evaluated in five primary areas: engineering, encouragement, education, enforcement and evaluation/planning.

Leading Fleets
Given by the Government Fleet magazine for operations that are performing at a high level in fleet innovation and leadership.

  • 2019: 50 Leading Fleets

100 Best Fleets
Given by the “100 Best Fleets” to recognize peak performing fleet operations based on problem solving, accountability, and engagement.

  • 2019: 1st place (for university fleet operations in the nation); 49th place (for all fleet operations in the nation)
  • 2018: 5th place (for university fleet operations in the nation); 81st place (for all fleet operations in the nation)
  • 2017: 1st place (for university fleet operations in the nation); 10th place (for all fleet operations in the nation)

Award of Excellence for New Parking Structure
(Year Received: 2019)

  • Given by the Texas Parking and Transportation Association to recognize excellence in parking design and construction for the East Campus Garage.

Employee Awards

President's Exemplary Service Award

Given by university leadership to recognize an individual for specific services or activities that demonstrate exemplary service or performance.

PTS Recipients:

  • 2019: Marivic Muniz

Parking Employee of the Year

Given by the Texas Parking and Transportation Association to recognize an individual employee and their contributions to the transportation industry.

PTS Recipients:

  • 2014: Dr. Bob Harkins

Eyes Of Texas Excellence award

Given by the student members of The Eyes of Texas, an anonymous campus organization, the award is given to ten deserving UT faculty, administration or staff members each semester.

PTS Recipients:

  • 2014: Michael Shaw

The Most Influential People in Security (Education)

Every year Security magazine honors the top security executives and leaders who positively impact their organization. Nominated by colleagues and associates and chosen on leadership qualities and overal positive impact. Organized into five categories: Corporate, Government, Education, NGO's and Cybersecurity.

  • 2015: Dr. Bob Harkins