Program timeline for the Leadership APTA Class of 2025

  • Friday, May 24 2024: Leadership APTA online application deadline.
  • Early August 2024: The Leadership APTA Committee scheduled to meet to select the Class of 2025.
  • By end August: APTA notifies the applicant’s organization’s primary point-of-contact of the Committee’s decision.
  • By mid September: All applicants receive a written letter from APTA.
  • Mid September: Virtual Meeting with the Leadership APTA Class of 2025 , Leadership APTA Committee, and staff.
  • September 26 2024: Tuition payment due.
  • September 28- October 2: APTA 2024 TRANSform Conference, Anaheim, CA. The incoming Class of 2025 will be introduced to APTA Committee leadership, members, and Leadership APTA alumni. (Attendance at this session is optional, though highly encouraged.)
    • September 28 (planned): Special joint workshop session with Class of 2024 and the Class of 2025. (Highly recommended)
    •   September 29October 2: Opportunities to attend APTA committee meetings, hear capstone presentations given by members of the graduating class, participate in TRANSform Conference sessions  and related Leadership APTA events.
  • Early -November 2024 (planned): Virtual Meeting – final prep for the planned in-person early December workshop.
  •  December 4-6, 2024  (Dates to be confirmed): Required in-person workshop in Washington, DC.
  • January – April 2025: Scheduled virtual meetings and workshops in advance of the  May 2025 APTA Legislative Conference to discuss and finalize leadership capstone project topics and teams.
  • May 17-20: APTA Required Leadership APTA planned workshops ( May 17-18)  in conjunction with May 18-20, 2025 APTA Legislative Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Mid-April  through Summer 2025: Capstone project teamwork includes team planning and discussions, industry interviews, teleconferences, virtual practice sessions in preparation for planned August and September 2024 virtual deliveries of Capstone projects.
  •  June 26-28, 2025Capstone Executive Session,   San Francisco, CA (planned). Session to include preview presentations of your Capstone projects.
  • June 29-July 2, 2025: Optional participation in APTA Rail Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • August 2025: Virtual deliveries of Capstone Projects. Prepare recordings of  Leadership APTA Class of 2024 capstone  presentations; submit  related written Capstone Executive Summaries.
  • September 13-17, 2025:  APTA 2024 TRANSform Conference, Boston, MA.  Graduating class honored. Opportunities for graduating class members to deliver leadership project presentations during committee meetings/conference sessions. Planned joint session (September 13 ) with members of the graduating Class of 2025 and incoming Class of 2026 .
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