Ensure Your College Students Gain Entry Into The Transportation Industry!


Spread the word! Let your students know about APTA Student Membership.

Student Membership is for those interested in transportation, mobility, and sustainability at the community college to graduate school level who step forward to become actively involved in the industry in an empowering way.

Student Eligibility & How To Join

Any individual who is actively enrolled in any degree program with an interest in public transportation, as a full-time or part-time student. This may include engineering, architecture, urban planning, business, communications, public policy, and more.

  • A student that is a college freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student.
  • Students may also be enrolled in community college.
  • Proof of eligibility includes: a college student I.D. that provides issuance date and/or expire date, a letter from the college program director, or a letter from the registrar.

For the duration of their studies, as many times as necessary while they are seeking a degree. Plus, for one year after graduation while your students are seeking employment in the transportation industry.

What Does it Cost?  $25 annually, and the student membership is renewed by credit card each year on July 1st with notice to cancel anytime.

How Can Your Students Activate Membership?

  • Join using our Online Registration form
  • Set up an online profile and password to gain access
  • Complete student membership application
  • Upload their college eligibility information
  • Pay online: $25/year – confirmation sent immediately

How Do the Students Remain Active?

Student memberships renew each academic year on a cycle of July 1 through Jun 30 until they complete their degree program.  Plus, they will have one year to gain employment in the transportation industry.

How Can They Find Out More?

  • Student Membership FAQs
  • Lisa Lockman for information on the Campus Ambassador and Scholarship programs.
  • Chris Bellerdine for general information and activating your membership
Lisa Lockman
Sr. Membership Manager
E: LLockman@apta.com
P: 202-496-4809
Chris Bellerdine
Membership Coordinator
E: CBellerdine@apta.com
P: 202-496-4822


APTA Conference & Events

Your students gain free registration at APTA’s annual conference. (Value: $2,500)

  • More than 3,000 + attendees in Anaheim, CA on September 29 – October 2, 2024
  • Educational sessions, committee meetings, and technical tours
  • Exhibit Hall Access – top tech and trends
  • To purchase full registration w/meals, a discounted rate of $395 is available
  • Registration is now open

Questions? Please contact:

Linda Gill Anderson, Membership Director

NOTE: Your university does NOT have to be a APTA member to promote the APTA Student Membership program to your students.

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