APTA has six different categories of membership. Please click on the links below to see dues calculation information and current rates for each category of membership.
Category A – U.S. & Canadian Transit Agencies
Those entities (persons, firms or corporations, trustees or receivers, municipal or other government agencies) operating any form of organized public transit system within the boundaries of the United States or its territories and possessions, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Canada, or Mexico.
- United States Transit Systems
- U.S. Section 5310 and 5311
- Canadian Transit Systems – Bus & Rail
- Canadian Transit Systems – Bus-Only please see separate dues schedule for Canadian bus-only
Category B – Transit Management Companies
A firm or corporation organized to provide professional management services to transit systems within the same boundaries as a U.S. or Canadian System provided that Management Company Membership shall not take the place of the transit system membership.
Category C – Business Members
Organizations which supply goods and services to the transit industry; provide professional consultation services; or engage in the construction of transit facilities.
- Manufacturers and Suppliers
- Consulting Companies
- Construction Contractors
Rates are available for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, Minority-Owned Business Enterprises and Woman-Owned Business Enterprises.
Category D – Governmental Agencies
- Non-Operating State Departments of Transportation
- Metropolitan Planning Organizations
- Government Agencies
Includes agencies of local or regional levels of government responsible for the planning and/or development of public transit systems
Category E – Affiliates
Broad-ranged category which includes the following:
- Associated Railroads
- D.C. Based Legislative Representatives
- High Speed Rail Authorities
- International Transit Systems and Authorities
- Labor Unions
- Land Developers
- New Transit Enterprises
- Public Interest Groups
- Single Professional Consultants
- State Associations
- Transportation Management Associations
- Universities (Research Institutes)
- Vanpool/Carpool Providers
This membership category features diverse organizations that serve the public transportation industry.
Category F – Retirees
Retirees are those persons who have retired from public transit systems or related businesses who wish to maintain their contacts with the public transportation industry. Individuals who are involved in or seek fee-based consulting activity are not eligible for membership in this category.