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American Public Transportation Association

 Membership Category: Business Members

Category C - Business Members (04a, 04b, 04c)

Special rates available for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (see below).


Organizations which supply goods and services to the transit industry; provide professional consultation services; or engage in the construction of transit facilities.

Subcategories include:

  • Manufacturers/Suppliers (04a)
  • Consulting Companies (04b)
  • Contractors (04c)

How Dues Are Calculated

Annual gross transit sales or billings for your most recent completed year.

PLEASE NOTE: Gross sales are defined as the total dollar sales in the public transportation industry, and not gross sales associated with other activities. You should include all transit industry sales or billings for goods and services, both direct and indirect, produced in or bound for North America based on your most recent completed year.

Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Dues Schedule

Category C - Business Members
Annual Gross Transit Sales or Billings** Total Dues Payable
$100,000 or less $ 1,335
$100,001 to 500,000 $ 2,737
500,001 to 1,000,000 $ 5,466
1,000,001 to 2,500,000 $ 6,737
2,500,001 to 4,000,000 $ 8,404
4,000,001 to 6,000,000 $ 10,940
6,000,001 to 10,000,000 $ 14,263
10,000,001 to 15,000,000 $ 16,797
15,000,001 to 20,000,000 $ 19,339
20,000,001 to 25,000,000 $ 23,439
25,000,001 to 30,000,000 $ 25,981
30,000,001 to 35,000,000 $ 28,516
35,000,001 to 40,000,000 $ 32,626
40,000,001 to 45,000,000 $ 35,167
45,000,001 to 50,000,000 $ 37,700
50,000,001 and up $ 41,807

Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

Dues for this group are reduced to assist business owners who are designated as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, Woman-owned Business Enterprise, or Minority Business Enterprise.

To qualify:

  • The organization must submit proof of DBE/WBE/MBE status. Either a state/federal certificate, or a letter from a transit system which states that the organization has been awarded a contract based on its DBE/WBE/MBE status, or has been considered as a DBE/WBE/MBE under the system's guidelines.
  • Gross transit sales/billings have to be $250,000 or less. If gross sales are higher, the regular Business Members dues schedule prevails. The schedule below will remain in effect ONLY as long as the organization's transit sales/billings level remains at or below $250,000.
  • The organization must have been an APTA member for less than 4 years. The four year phase-in dues schedule is intended for first-time APTA members.  After the fourth year, dues are based on the regular Business Members dues schedule (see above). Returning DBE/WBE/MBE members are ineligible for the reduced rates and must pay dues according to the regular business member schedule.

DBE Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Dues Schedule

Category C - Business Members
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
Year of APTA Membership Dues
1st year member $ 593
2nd year member $ 727
3rd year member $ 861
4th year member $ 995
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