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Washington, DC 20005
United States of America

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APTA is the leading force in advancing public transportation.

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Gillig hosts APTA leadership for roundtable discussion

July 16, 2024
This event held discussions of the role the public transportation industry plays in America’s economic and environmental future.
Safety & Security

APTA recognizes six agencies with 2024 Rail Safety and Security Excellence Awards

June 5, 2024
The six agencies awarded an APTA Rail Safety and Security Award were evaluated based on the effectiveness, benefit level, innovation and transferability of some their projects...
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APTA kicks off 2024 Rail Conference in Cleveland, Ohio

June 4, 2024
The conference runs through June 5 and includes sessions and workshops to address the critical priorities and challenges facing all rail modes.
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APTA urges THUD Appropriations Committee leaders to fund improvements for public transit, passenger rail and infrastructure

June 3, 2024
APTA wants Congress to provide $21.9 billion for public transit and $20.6 billion for passenger rail at a minimum

APTA reveals winners of 2024 International Bus Roadeo

May 6, 2024
Taking place during the 2024 Mobility Conference in Portland, Ore., this was the first time the event has taken place since the COVID-19 pandemic.

APTA gifts former FTA Administrator Fernandez with Proclamation of Appreciation at 2024 Legislative Conference

April 10, 2024
Fernandez recently retired as FTA administrator after serving more than three decades in the transit industry.

APTA kicks off 2024 Legislative Conference, provides 2024 ridership update

April 9, 2024
The annual event includes sessions with federal officials on top public-policy issues affecting public transportation, including implementing Artificial Intelligence for mobility...

APTA applauds final THUD Appropriations Act, urges Congress support

March 6, 2024
The THUD Appropriations Act, together with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act’s advance appropriations, provides $20.9 billion for public transit in FY 2023 and provides...

CUTA signs three-year MoU with APTA

The three-year MoU reconfirms the close partnership between CUTA and APTA in their efforts to advance public transportation in North America.

APTA urges THUD Appropriations Committee leaders to provide funding to improve public transit, passenger rail and infrastructure

Jan. 12, 2024
APTA wants THUD Appropriations Act to provide $21.1 billion for public transit and $16.7 billion for passenger rail at a minimum.

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Safety & Security

APTA honors five transit agencies with 2024 Bus Safety, Security and Emergency Management Awards

May 2, 2024
The 2024 award winners were rewarded in categories based on bus ridership and submissions are evaluated on criteria including effectiveness, benefit, innovation and transferability...
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U.S. Rep. Blumenauer honored for efforts in streetcar, transit advocacy

April 11, 2024
Rep. Blumenauer accepted the awards from the American Public Transportation Association and the Community Streetcar Coalition for his efforts to increase accessibility to transportation...
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APTA Bus Manufacturing Task Force issues report with recommendations

Feb. 8, 2024
The recommendations include proposals to help solve OEMs immediate cash-flow challenges, quick action items to limit procurement customization and suggestions to enhance competition...
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Want to save an average of $13,000 annually? Take transit.

Sept. 29, 2023
APTA’s latest "Transit Savings" report has determined transit users can save more than $1,100 per month following steep increases in auto costs and gas prices.
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BART’s three pillars of fire safety get the gold: APTA awards BART the 2023 APTA Rail Safety Gold Award

Sept. 19, 2023
BART’s director of fire life safety department opens up about what BART’s Fire Life and Safety program is all about.
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Aerial view of the Orange County Convention Center West Concourse where APTA TRANSform and EXPO will return for its 2023 event.

APTA EXPO 2023: APTA’s big show returns to Orlando

Sept. 19, 2023
Following a successful APTA TRANSform and EXPO in 2021, the association is preparing an event that will engage and inform attendees.
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APTA recognized its 2023 Rail Safety, Security and Emergency Management Awards winners at its Rail Conference that was held in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Safety & Security

APTA honors nine agencies with 2023 Rail Safety, Security and Emergency Management Awards

June 15, 2023
The awards, which added a new emergency management category this year, recognize transit organizations’ proactive safety and security efforts.
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APTA calls on Congress to provide robust funding for transit and passenger rail in FY24 appropriations bill

Following the release of the President’s Budget for FY2024, APTA is urging Congress to provide $21.6 billion to public transit and $20.2 billion to passenger rail.
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Safety & Security

Best Practices for Transit Cybersecurity: APTA’s Operational Technology – Cybersecurity Maturity Framework

Nov. 29, 2022
Each agency is different in size, talent and financial resourcing, the OT-CMF attempts to help organizations move past the “one-size-fits-all” approach to security.
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2022 election results: Voters support 14 out of 19 transit ballot initiatives

The initiatives passed this year will add billions in transit investment and brings the 2022 wins rate for public transit initiatives to 80.56 percent.

Videos & Resources

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San Francisco Cable Car Bell Ringer APTA Conference Open

March 2, 2018
Seven-time San Francisco Cable Car Bell Ringer Byron Cobb opened the American Public Transportation Association's Marketing & Communications Workshop on February 26, 2018, in ...
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Report: Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit

July 26, 2016
This report examines the relationship of public transportation to shared modes, including bikesharing, carsharing, and ridesourcing services provided by companies such as Uber...
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APTA Public Transportation and Universities Bus Displays

April 21, 2016
The Bus Display showcased some of the latest and greatest in bus components and technologies from APTA's business members.
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2015's Top 40 Under 40: The Future of Public Transportation

Sept. 22, 2015
In their own words, the 2015 Top 40 Under 40 talk about what they would like to see for the future of public transportation.
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Video: Congressman Ed Pastor (D-AZ) Receives APTA Award

Aug. 14, 2014
Congressman Ed Pastor is the recipient of a 2014 APTA award.
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Economic Impact of Public Transportation Investment

May 16, 2014
This study was conducted for APTA by Economic Development Research Group, Inc., focusing on how investment in public transportation affects the economy.
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APTA - Gear Up! It's Your Future

June 22, 2012
“Gear Up!” Working in Transit Video Promotion
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Mass Transit TV: 6/1/12

June 1, 2012
Brought to you by SmartDrive, this episode looks at Talgo's open house, the U.S. High Speed Rail Association's conference in San Francisco and the upcoming 7th annual Dump the...


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2023 election results: Four out of five transit measures pass

Nov. 10, 2023
The results of the 2023 election continue a trend for public transit initiatives, as more than 85 percent of ballot measures to fund public transit have passed during the past...

APTA EXPO 2023 kicks off in Orlando

Oct. 10, 2023
At the largest gathering of North American transit professionals, APTA EXPO 2023 will showcase more than 650 global suppliers and host more than 12,000 industry professionals ...
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Safety Tech to present its Camera Monitor System Smart-Vision and bus driver security barrier Savety-Door at APTA EXPO 2023

Oct. 5, 2023
Smart-Vision is a compact system that replaces mechanical rearview mirrors with high-definition cameras and interior displays to offer optimized visibility and enhanced ergonomics...

Genetec to showcase Genetec Clearance™ digital evidence management system at APTA EXPO 2023

Oct. 5, 2023
Clearance enables the remote retrieval of video recordings from physical security systems across transit agency sites and fleets to help speed up investigations.
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Vicinity's Lightning electric transit bus to be showcased at APTA EXPO 2023

The Vicinity Lightning is a 28-foot low-floor transit/shuttle bus designed from the ground up to be a user-friendly electric vehicle and features onboard charging and in-floor...
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FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez awarded Founders Award by LIT

The award was presented to her at LIT’s 2023 Leadership Summit luncheon in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 23.
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Former Big Blue Bus Director Stephanie Negritt passes at 67

While serving as director of Big Blue Bus, Negriff was responsible for the creation of Downtown Santa Monica's Transit Mall, the implementation of two bus rapid transit lines ...

APTA calls on Congress to provide funds for transit renewal plans

Sept. 18, 2023
APTA is calling on Congress to provide at least $21.6 billion for public transit and $20.2 billion for passenger rail in the THUD Appropriations bill when combined with the advance...
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APTA reveals winners of 2023 APTA Awards

Aug. 15, 2023
APTA honored 14 organizations and leaders with awards for their vision, leadership and commitment to public transportation and will induct six new members into the APTA Hall of...