With nearly 1,500 members, representing more than 90 percent of transit riders in North America, APTA is the primary advocate in Washington, DC for the public transportation industry.
APTA proactively engages key policy makers on a wide range of legislative and regulatory matters impacting public transportation and high-speed and intercity rail. Our organization works directly with Congress, the White House, and Federal Agencies to continue to grow the federal investment in public transportation infrastructure, and promote legislation and federal policies that not only encourage growth in public transportation ridership, but also foster a positive working relationship with federal partners to achieve mutual policy goals. Partnering with interest groups and coalitions, APTA has built strong relationships with key partners to yield positive results for public transportation. APTA’s policies for federal legislative and regulatory issues are developed by a wide cross-section of our membership and represent the consensus of the transit industry.
Through active involvement with all stakeholders, APTA is committed ensuring public transportation has the support it needs to keep America moving.