Leadership APTA participants are sponsored by their APTA member employers. The sponsoring organization provides the monetary resources and allows the time required for their candidates to participate in the related events and activities critical to their success in the Leadership APTA program.


The tuition fee for the Leadership APTA Class of 2022 is $7,500.

The fee includes:

  • Workshop materials, some meals, and related expenses during the required Leadership APTA Workshop sessions (December 2021, March 2022, Summer Capstone 2022, and October 2022 APTA TRANSform Conference).
  • Registration for the 2021 APTA TRANSform Conference and EXPO and the 2022 APTA TRANSform Conferences, and the March 2022 APTA Legislative Conference.

Sponsoring organizations are responsible for the following costs:

  • The tuition fee.
  • Travel costs to and from the Leadership APTA workshops, Legislative Conference, and APTA TRANSform Conferences.
  • Hotel expenses, some meals, and related miscellaneous expenses.

Participating agencies and organizations should plan for participants to attend the following program-related events:

  • 2021 December Leadership APTA workshop
  • March 2022 Legislative Conference and Leadership APTA workshops held in conjunction with the conference
  • Summer 2022 Capstone session
  • Summer/early Fall virtual deliveries of their Capstone Projects
  • 2022 APTA TRANSform Conference
  • We strongly encourage the Class of 2022 members to attend the 2021 APTA TRANSform & EXPO and related Leadership APTA sessions.

Estimated Travel:

The following is provided to help organizations plan for logistical costs associated with the Leadership APTA sessions and related events:

  • December 2021 Session (Washington, DC): Three to four hotel nights, two travel days, for three planned in-person days.
  • March 2022 Legislative Conference (Washington, DC): Four to five hotel nights, two travel days, and four planned in-person days for the conference and related Leadership APTA workshops.
  • June 2022 Capstone Session (San Diego, CA): Three to four hotel nights, two travel days, for three planned in-person days in conjunction with APTA Rail Conference.
  • 2021 APTA TRANSform & EXPO (Orlando, FL) / 2022 APTA TRANSform Conference (Seattle, WA): A minimum of two to three hotel nights and two travel days each conference. Full attendance at both TRANSform Conferences would involve a total of eight to ten hotel nights.
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