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American Public Transportation Association

 Classified Advertising

A page of classified ads

Passenger Transport classified ads are public transit's marketplace. Every two weeks, transit systems and transit businesses place requests for bids and proposals, help wanted notices, and for sale advertisements. And they get results.

All classified ads that appear in the print version of Passenger Transport also appear in the electronic version, and are posted on the website (online only posting is not available).  Passenger Transport classified ads reach an audience of more than 20,000.

To Place An Ad

For quickest placement, e-mail your ad and the requested date(s) of publication to Erin Cartwright at

Ad copy is NOT accepted by phone.

Publishing Calendar

​View Publishing calendar here​.


The deadline for receipt of classified advertising is 3:00 p.m., Eastern Standard/Daylight Time, Friday (10 calendar days) prior to the publication date. Editions published one week after a holiday that falls on a Monday require an early close of 12:00 noon, Friday (10 calendar days) prior to the publication date. Holiday and special edition deadlines are posted in Passenger Transport in advance of an early close.


  APTA Member APTA Non-Member
1 Insertion* $1.50 per word $1.71 per word

Multiple insertions*
(with no copy change)

$1.36 per word $1.56 per word
Display classifieds/
column inch rate
$73.50 $85.00
Minimum charge $85.00


Logo Placement (per issue) $40.00 $40.00
Affidavits $3.00 $3.00
Blind box fee $20.00 $20.00


To estimate the price of your ad, you may use Microsoft Word's "word count" feature. Just look at the lower left-hand corner of your screen, and you’ll see how many words your ad contains.   


Ads are invoiced within two weeks of publication. Payment is due within 30 days of invoice date.


Call Erin Cartwright at 202-496-4877 or send an email at​​​


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