Nominations for the 2014 election of officers and directors closed on August 4 2014.
APTA is led by its President & CEO, along with seven vice presidents.
Board of Directors
The APTA Board of Directors is the governing body of the association. The individuals that preside on the APTA Board of Directors are elected and appointed by APTA members to oversee the management of the association. Elections are held each fall during APTA's annual business meeting, and nominations typically open in June of each year.
The APTA Executive Committee is comprised of individuals who are elected by APTA members to act on behalf of the APTA Board of Directors, when the board is not in session.
APTA President and CEO - Michael Melaniphy Bio
Effective November 1, 2011, Michael P. Melaniphy is the President and Chief Executive Officer of APTA.
APTA committees are structured to provide interaction among members in a wide range of transit disciplines. The committee members deal with the issues and challenges affecting their area of expertise within the industry, and devise strategies, plans, and programs aimed at upgrading the state-of-the-art generally and information exchange specifically.
The bylaws, last revised on March 14, 2010, outline rules for the operation of APTA, covering topics such as membership requirements, meetings, dues, officers, and elections.
APTA Standards of Business Practice (login required)
APTA is intended as a forum for the public transportation industry, as a whole, to consider, advocate, share information, and reach consensus wherever possible on the issues facing the industry. To effectively accomplish this purpose, members must be free to voice their opinions without threat of disparagement, mockery, or derision.
APTA defines diversity as the inclusion of differences and similarities from all categories of members and covers such areas as disability, gender, age, ethnicity, and geographic origin, size of transit property or business member organization, all of which contribute to the fulfillment of APTA's mission.