American Public Transportation Association
American Public Transportation Association
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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is North America’s foremost organization dedicated to the advancement of public transit. APTA is a nonprofit international association of over 1,500 member organizations which include transit systems, planning, design, construction and finance firms, product and service providers, academic institutions, and state associations and departments of transportation.

The American Public Transportation Association offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. We are on the orange/blue and red Metro lines. To apply for any of the positions listed below, please send resume with salary history and cover letter to:

American Public Transportation Association
ATTN: Human Resources Department
1666 K Street, NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20006

or email it to or fax to 202-496-4326

Legislative Analyst

Washington-based trade association has immediate need for individual to assist our Government Affairs team in researching legislative issues and communicating the public transit industry's position on federal legislative issues to APTA members, outside interests, members of Congress, and the executive branch. Duties will include obtaining, analyzing and organizing information on federal legislation, regulations and other federal activities related to public transportation. Will assist in the development of association policies. Also tracks, monitors and analyzes new legislative, policy and regulatory proposals, as well as prepares speeches to communicate the transit industry's views on federal legislative; builds public awareness/support for public transportation; assisting with Congressional testimony. Bachelor's degree in Transportation, Public Policy, or Public Administration with at least one to two year’s work experience on Capitol Hill or programs related to public policy. Familiarity with federal legislative process including transportation authorization, budget, and appropriations, issues desirable. Must have strong writing and communications skills. Excellent location. Excellent benefits with competitive salary. Send resume with salary history to: Director-Human Resources, to or fax to 202-496-4326. EOE M/F

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Communications and Marketing Department Intern

The intern will be part of the Communications and Marketing Department and will become acquainted with the full range of department activities, including promotion of meetings and programs, communications projects, Passenger Transport, the website, Research, Communications and Advocacy program and TCRP.


The intern will primarily be assigned to the media relations area and among the responsibilities will be: Research backgrounders for the media, develop and expand media database and lists, monitor and compile news articles about public transportation, draft content for news articles and publications, draft content for APTA’s social media channels and website, research and draft press releases and talking points. Undertake other duties as assigned


Excellent writing skills. Be in the process of pursing a degree in communications, marketing, public relations or holds a degree in similar field (preferred). Has interest and experience with social media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc (optional)

Send resume to: Director-Human Resources, to or fax to 202-496-4326.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

American Public Transportation Association is an equal employment opportunity employer. It is the Association's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity in all aspects of employment. The company strives to employ and promote the best qualified person for each job and in so doing will comply with all legal requirements.

It is the Association's policy to provide equal employment opportunity in full compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, appropriate provisions of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, the federal Executive Orders in connection with, but not limited to, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer or demotion, recruiting, advertising or solicitation, compensation, training, layoff or termination, participation in social and recreational functions, and use of employee facilities. Further, it is APTA’s policy to maintain and promote nondiscrimination regarding race, color, creed, national origin or ancestry, marital status, gender, physical or mental handicap or other status protected by law unrelated to ability, sexual orientation, religion, political philosophy, unfavorable discharge from military service or age in all phases of employment practices in accordance with all applicable laws and Executive Orders.

It is also the Association's policy to provide equal employment opportunity in compliance with the DC Human Rights Act of 1977.

Periodic analyses of all personnel actions will be conducted to ensure fair employment practices are followed. Breach of these policies by any employee will be grounds for disciplinary actions.

A Diversity Plan has been adopted to reaffirm the Association's longstanding and continuing commitment to diversity goals that result in diversity being encouraged, promoted and celebrated throughout all levels of the Association during the normal course of the Association's business and programs.

 Benefits available to all full-time employees

  • Bereavement Leave
  • Education Assistance
  • Fitness Center
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Holidays
  • Jury Duty
  • Legal Resources
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Military Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Tax Deferred Savings 401(k) Plan
  • Training and Professional Development
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Travel and Accident Insurance
  • Unpaid Leave of Absence
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zipcar

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