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 APTA's 4th Bi Annual Youth Summit, June 28 - July 2, 2015

A few dozen young people posing for a group shot.



Public transportation plays a significant role in finding solutions to the numerous challenges facing America today.  Whether it's more jobs, a cleaner environment, energy independence or a better quality of life; Where Public Transportation Goes, Communities Grow!

We are seeking a diverse group of 50 students from across the county to participate in the 2015 APTA Youth Summit to Advance Public Transportation being held in Washington, DC, June 28th through July 2nd, 2015. Students will explore the educational and  environmental benefits of public transportation; how communities as a whole can prosper with increased services; the role local and federal policies play in public transit usage; and educational and career opportunities in the public transportation industry.

If you will be a rising high school junior or senior in the Fall of 2015, please submit an application today and join your peers from across America as they come together in Washington, D.C. Completed Applications Due: February 13, 2015

Application packet for APTA's 2015 Youth Summit to be posted soon. Completed applications should be emailed to: or faxed to 202-496-4323


For Students:


With this all expenses paid opportunity, you will:

  • Experience five days in the Nation's Capital
  • Meet lawmakers and congressional leaders
  • Participate in hands-on local transit tours
  • Discover the wide range of exciting career paths within the transit industry
  • Learn how public transportation is helping shape a brighter future
  • All expenses paid for the students by APTA
  • Students will reside in university campus housing


For Members:


Help students to learn about the public transit industry:


Building the next generation is a key priority for APTA members, open the door for 50 young people to discover careers and the benefits of the public transportation and make a positive impact in their communities and the public transportation industry today, see how you can get involved below:


Encourage Students To Apply



  • Skill building workshops
  • Innovative and Career Building Presentations
  • Promotional Items
  • Meal Functions
  • Other Events & Activities



  • Assist in planning curricula
  • Coordinate session development
  • Present at sessions
  • Chaperone events
  • Serve as a student mentor


For more information on how you can get involved in APTA's Bi-Annual Youth Summit, please contact: Educational Services Coordinator, Mariah Stanley at 202-496-4818 or

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