Awards & Recognition

Department Awards

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.

Commuter Challenge Champion Employer
(Years Received: 2008, 2007)

  • Given by Commute Solutions to the university for having the highest number of employees participating in alternative transportation in Austin.

Best Workplace for Commuters 
(Years Received: 2011, 2010)

  • Given by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Transportation to the university for ensuring a minimum level of employee participation, designating a central point of contact for employee questions, providing an emergency ride home for participating employees, and offering a choice of commuter benefits.

Weirdest Commute – Honorable Mention 
(Year Received: 2007 PTS Electric Chariot – Blanca Juarez)

  • Given by Commute Solutions to PTS for developing an unusual alternative transportation solution to get around campus.

Employee Awards

Distinguished Service Award

Given by the Texas Parking and Transportation Association to recognize an individual for providing outstanding leadership and service to the transportation industry.

PTS Recipients:

  • 2014: Rob Harrington
  • 2013: Bobby Stone

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

Executive of the Year

Given by Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) - Austin Chapter - to recognize individuals for providing outstanding leadership to their respective business within the transportation industry.

PTS Recipients:

  • 2011: Bobby Stone

SLICE Awards

Given by University Operations to individuals who demonstrate the core values of service, leadership, innovation, creativity, and excellence.

PTS Recipients:

  • 2014: Joseph Gregory
  • 2014: Michael Shaw
  • 2011: Blanca Juarez
  • 2010: Paul Aleman
  • 2009: Alberto Garza
  • 2008: Dave Kazmirski and Chelsea Oakes
  • 2007: Ronnie Breeding and Margaret Rogers

The Most Inluential 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