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American Public Transportation Association

 How to Join

About APTA Membership

As a member of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), you are part of an international organization that has been representing the transit industry for over 125 years, since 1882. APTA members serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient and economical transit services, and by improving those services to meet national energy, environmental, and financial concerns.

Over ninety percent of passengers using transit in the U.S. and Canada are carried by APTA members.

APTA members include bus, rapid transit and commuter rail systems, and the organizations responsible for planning, designing, constructing, financing and operating transit systems. APTA Business Members are the private organizations which supply products and services to the transit industry. In addition, government agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, state departments of transportation, academic institutions, and trade publications are also part of our membership.

3 Steps to Join

  1. Determine your membership category
  2. Refer to appropriate category description for dues rates
  3. Complete and return application & organization profile!*

Membership Application Form

Please print and complete the pdf form below, and either fax to 202-496-4331 or scan and email it to

* Please note that before an organization can participate in any activity such as conference exhibition, attendance or sponsorship, they must be APTA members. New member applications must be reviewed and approved by APTA’s Board of Directors before they are considered active. The Board meets approximately every six weeks. Submit your application far enough in advance to allow for this formal application approval process.​
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