Operations & Technical
- 30 Foot, Low Floor Diesel - 2002
This specification provides details for the procurement of 30 foot, low floor diesel transit buses. This document should be used with the Terms and Conditions.
- 35-40 Foot, High Floor Diesel - 2000
This specification provides details for the procurement of 35-40 foot, high floor diesel transit buses. This document is intended for use with the Terms and Conditions.
- 40 Foot, Low Floor CNG - 2001
This specification provides details for the procurement of 35-40 foot, low floor CNG transit buses. This document is intended for use with the Terms and Conditions.
- 40 Foot, Low Floor Diesel - 2001
This specification provides details for the procurement of 35-40 foot, low floor diesel transit buses. This document is intended for use with the Terms and Conditions.
- Acts of Nature and Public Transportation -- November 2012
This white paper reviews the ways in which acts of nature – particularly extreme weather events – can impact transit’s $77 billion investment backlog, identifies strategies transit agencies can pursue to reduce weather-related risks, and discusses resources and opportunities for the transit community.
- Automated Guideway Transit Brochure - 1998
This Brochure describes AGT - what it is, it's advantages, and some existing applications.
Members: $10, Nonmembers: $20, available in the APTA Bookstore.
- Continuous Welded Rail on Aerial Structure - Examples of Transit Practice Manual - 1985
Provides general guidelines for track structures using continuously welded rail, also includes information about inspection and maintenance of continuously welded rail within the APTA Manual of Standards and Recommended Practices for Rail Transit Systems, Volume 5 – Fixed Structures, Section 2, Standard for Rail Transit Track Inspection and Maintenance.
Members: $30, Nonmembers: $60, available in the APTA Bookstore.
- Glossary of Transit Terminology - 1994
Designed for transit system board members, new employees, and citizens involved in transit activities. This glossary provides easy-to-understand definitions for almost 200 transit terms. Also see the Glossary that accompanies our annual Public Transportation Fact Book, which provides definitions for additional terms specific to that publication.
- Guidelines for Design of Rapid Transit Facilities - 1981
Provides safety and technological recommended practices for use in construction of rapid transit facilities. The reader may also wish to refer to the Glossary of Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability Terminology for Rail Rapid Transit.
Members $30, Nonmembers $60, available in the APTA Bookstore.
- Guidelines for Rail Rapid Transit Equipment Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability Specification - 1981
Provides guidelines for managers to use during rail rapid transit equipment procurement. The reader may also wish to refer to the Glossary of Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability Terminology for Rail Rapid Transit.
Available at the APTA Bookstore
Handbook for Implementing a Service Quality Program for Transit Agencies - 2011
This document aims to guide the user through the implementation of a service quality program or management system.
- Manual for The Development Of System Safety Program Plans For Commuter Railroads
The development of the manual is a direct outgrowth of the work of the commuter rail industry and further refinements made by the APTA Commuter Rail Safety Subcommittee, the Federal Railroad Administration, and APTA staff.
- Manual of Standards and Recommended Practices for Rail Passenger Equipment - PRESS Manual- 2004
Gives electrical, mechanical, structural, emergency systems and maintenance safety standards and recommended practice for railroad passenger cars and locomotives.
Members: $25, Nonmembers: $50, available in the APTA Bookstore.
- Public Transportation Vehicle Database
Annual report of revenue vehicles by fleet characteristics, including date of manufacture, manufacturer, model, length, and equipment. Includes summary tables which group vehicles by mode and list by manufacturer, size, year built, and equipment. Special section on the new vehicle market includes orders, planned orders, prior year deliveries, and vehicle costs. Approximately 300 transit systems included. Published annually in June. Database available for download in Microsoft Excel and Access, and Adobe PDF formats.
- Rail Operations Control Centers Survey - 1998
This survey of 28 transit systems provides details of the organizations, staffing, communication displays and layouts of rail operations control centers. The survey was conducted by the APTA Operations Control Center Subcommittee of the Rail Operations Committee.
Members: $30, Nonmembers: $60, available on the APTA Bookstore.