Their mission is to strengthen and improve public transportation. APTA serves and leads its membership through advocacy programs, innovation and information sharing. APTA and it's members and staff work to ensure that public transportation systems are available and accessible for all Americans in cities and communities across the country.
As a member of the American Public transportation Association (APTA), we 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.