APTA understands the importance for our members to experience and learn from public transportation entities abroad. It is our goal to offer opportunities overseas to increase awareness of best practices, new technologies, and lessons learned from other countries.

These APTA-conducted missions are designed for both private and public sector members where they travel to certain regions of the globe to focus on a particular subject relevant to the transit industry, such as fare collection, bus rapid transit, high-speed rail, and more.  Suggestions are always welcome!

For questions about APTA study missions, contact Petra Mollet at (202) 496-4852 or pmollet@apta.com.

Past APTA Study Missions


  • 2023 APTA-FTA Study Mission to Spain – Capital planning, development and operation of urban and regional rail and bus networks – May 31-June 3, 2023







  • Fare Collections – Asia (2008)
    Continuing a tradition of exploring and learning from public transportation systems around the globe, APTA conducted a study mission to Hong Kong, Seoul, Korea, and Tokyo, Japan in June 2008. Both public and private sector APTA members embarked on the ten-day trip focused on fare collection with an emphasis on electronic payment systems and innovations.
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