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Nominations for APTA Officers and Directors

Nominations for the 2014 election of officers and directors are closed.

The 2014 nominating committee selected a slate of candidates. Read the committee's report here.

APTA president & CEO Michael Melaniphy announced this year's annual business meeting and election of officers will be held in Houston, Texas, at noon, October 11, 2014. Read his letter here.

APTA members are encouraged to participate in the election. Members can designate a voting representative or assign a proxy to vote in their stead using this form.

The agenda for the October 11 meeting can be found here. Minutes from the 2013 annual meeting and election of officers can be found here.


APTA Leadership
APTA is led by its President & CEO, along with eight 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.

Executive Committee
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
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.

Governance Documents

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.

Diversity Plan
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.

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