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American Public Transportation Association

 About APTA


APTA is...

Your Voice in Washington
Your Meetings and Conferences Coordinator
Your Education and Training Connection
Your Committee Activities Network
Your Standards Development Organization
Your Data Collection/Dissemination Resource
Your Awards and Recognition Provider

Vision Statement

APTA is the leading force in advancing public transportation.

Mission Statement

To strengthen and improve public transportation, APTA serves and leads its diverse membership through advocacy, innovation and information sharing. APTA and its members and staff work to ensure that public transportation is available and accessible for all Americans in communities across the country.

APTA's Policy on Diversity

APTA recognizes the importance of diversity for conference topics and speakers and is committed to increasing the awareness of its membership on diversity issues.  APTA welcomes ideas and suggestions on how to strengthen its efforts to meet these important diversity objectives.

APTA Profile

As a member of the American Public transportation Association (APTA), you are part of an international organization that has been representing the transit industry for over 100 years, since 1882.

APTA members serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient and economical transit services, and by improving those services to meet national energy, environmental, and financial concerns. Over ninety percent of passengers using transit in the U.S. and Canada are carried by APTA members.

APTA members are public organizations that are engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne passenger services, and high-speed rail. Members also include large and small companies who plan, design, construct, finance, supply, and operate bus and rail services worldwide. Government agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, state departments of transportation, academic institutions, and trade publications are also part of our membership.

APTA has six different categories of membership, and offers a "Basic option" to certain of those. See the "Membership" link for full description.

APTA members are encouraged to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from a myriad of programs, activities, and services.​​​​​​​​​​​​

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