The purpose of the Standards Development Oversight Council (SDOC) is to set overall direction for the development and maintenance of standards in the public transportation industry; establish priority programs among APTA's modal standards development committees; coordinate standards development activities among these modal groups, and other organizations outside APTA, including the federal government; develop and manage a funding mechanism to support APTA's standards development activities; and promote the support for and use of standards in the public transportation industry.
On an annual basis, the committee holds two closed meetings and several web conferences (as needed) where the latest challenges affecting APTA's standards development activities and public transportation industry are address.
- Legislative Conference - March 12-14, 2017, Washington, DC
- Annual Meeting & EXPO - October 8-11, 2017, Atlanta, GA
The Standards Development Oversight Council is by appointment only.