Applications for the Class of 2021 to be announced Spring 2020.

Leadership APTA is committed to identifying and selecting a diverse, broad-based group of highly motivated and dedicated industry professionals from among our membership to participate in this industry’s highly recognized senior and executive leadership program. Leadership APTA has become the path to prepare you to join the next generation of senior and executive leaders of APTA and the public transportation industry​.

This year, the Leadership APTA Committee will select up to 35 individuals from among APTA member applicants to participate in an intensive year-long program that includes skill-building workshops, conferences, executive roundtables, team leadership projects, teleconferences, online meetings, and web-based events.

A letter from the 2018-2019 Leadership APTA Committee Chair, Doran J. Barnes

Why Join Leadership APTA?


DEEPEN your understanding of the public transportation industry and APTA, strengthen and sharpen core leadership competencies and expand your network of colleagues and friends. 


COMMIT to an intensive and rewarding year-long program that connects you with APTA’s executive and senior leadership, national and international public transportation industry leaders, leading university professors, and expert faculty.


DEVELOP your​ knowledge and skills through customized leadership workshops, executive roundtable sessions, small team assignments, site visits, and mentoring.


ADDRESS current and new leadership challenges facing the industry and collaborate with classmates to develop and recommend solutions.


BE PART of​ a prestigious group of 25 individuals selected from a competitive pool of APTA member applicants, and, upon graduation, join the program’s illustrious alumni.


BENEFIT from opportunities to be a featured speaker at APTA and industry conferences, committee meetings, workshops, and events.


CHANGE how you listen, think, respond and lead as senior executives.


PROMOTE APTA’s mission to strengthen and improve public transportation.


GIVE BACK to your organizations, APTA, and the industry.

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