Awards & Accomplishments

Tokens

Watertown Area Transit Token System

June 2012, a token system was implemented with the assistance of five major contributors to the project. The token system allows for continued recycling of the tokens thereby saving tax payers’ dollars.

Upgrades

New Watertown Transit Bus New Watertown Transit Bus

In 2012, we began upgrading our fleet of buses at the Watertown Area Transit. As of January 1, 2019, we have nine buses and four vans in house. Future plans include continuing to update our fleet with a mixture of buses and vans of varying sizes. These vehicles are paid for with a combination of federal funds (80%) and local match dollars (20%).

An exceptional team

The Dakota Transit Association is a coalition of public agencies and private organizations that promote and support public and special passenger transportation programs within North and South Dakota. The DTA annually awards drivers, transit projects and other related entities. Awards given include:

  • SD Driver of the Year
  • Above & Beyond
  • Support Staff
  • Friend of Transit
  • Innovative Agency

Award winning drivers and board members:
Bill Erickson – Driver – South Dakota Driver of the Year 2012
Mike Hoppe – Driver – Above and Beyond 2014
Dave Hoaas – Driver – South Dakota Driver of the Year 2015
Mary Antrim – Board Member – Friend of Transit 2015
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System – Friend of Transit 2016
Wendy Cline – Assistant Director – Support Staff of the Year 2016
Jim Miller – Driver – South Dakota Driver of the Year 2017
Deb Stuchl – Dispatch – Support Staff of the Year 2017
Watertown Area Transit – Innovative Agency 2017
Watertown Area Transit – Innovative Agency 2018