Leadership Programs

Programs and resources for students and faculty, emerging professionals, and senior leadership.

Leadership APTA

Leadership APTA is APTA’s premiere professional development program designed to develop and support the next generation of APTA leaders and the public transportation industry. Selected applicants participate in a year-long program that includes skill-building workshops, conferences, executive roundtables, class leadership projects, teleconferences, online meetings, and web-based events.

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Emerging Leaders Program

The American Public Transportation Association’s Emerging Leaders Program is a professional development program for individuals new to the public transportation industry. The intended audience for this program are individuals with 3-5 years of industry work experience, including 1-3 years of management, project, or program experience.

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The American Public Transportation Foundation

The American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) provides scholarships ranging from $2,500-$5,000 for college students and professionals who want to study or work in transit. These scholarships can go to both undergraduate and graduate students alike. Applicants must be sponsored by an APTA organization.

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p-REES Program

APTA’s biennial Passenger Rail Engineering Education Symposium (p-REES) is a three-day program for university faculty designed to foster interest in passenger rail. The symposium is designed to bring educators and industry professionals together to address the Workforce Development needs of the Transit and Rail Industry.​

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