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American Public Transportation Association

 Elevators & Escalators Technical Forum

Welcome to an APTA technical forum dedicated to the advancement of technical design, maintenance and operation of elevators and escalators for transit systems.

Forum members include representatives from transit agencies, manufacturers, distributors, consultants and contractors. Forum members meet at least twice a year in coordination with conferences of APTA and meetings of associated organizations such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the National Fire Protection Association.

The Forum is also continuing to develop and update guidelines for the design, operation and maintenance of elevators and escalators as part of APTA’s Standards Development Program. Further details on released documents can be found under the Standards link in the Resource Library.

See also other links to presentations, meeting minutes, and work plans as noted in the menu list here.

Member News

The Forum is currently developing revised work plans and revisiting revisions and additions to previously released guidelines.

Industry Updates

  • None at this time.

Upcoming Meetings

  • An Elevator and Escalator Technical Forum Working Group meeting was held on January 19 & 20, 2017 at SEPTA HQ. in Philadelphia. Revised document will be issued as a draft within a few weeks.



 Committee Contacts



Edward (Ed) LaGuardia
telephone (215) 430-5513

Vice Chair

Lonnie Murray
telephone (215) 817 2557

​Secretary - Vacant


Staff Advisor

Charles Joseph
telephone (202) 496-4805
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