Policy Development and Research
The Policy Development and Research Program at APTA is the think tank for the public transportation industry. Through polling, surveys, original research, and long-term strategic development the program ensures that the nation is informed on the benefits of public transportation investment.
Safety and Security
APTA offers a wide variety of services to the industry and emphasizes System Safety & Security through Webinar’s, our Peer Reviews, System Safety Audit Program, and Standards Program, along with our various committees and collaboration networks. These processes assist transit agencies by ensuring that best practices and industry standards are implemented and maintained, ultimately resulting in a safer and more secure environment.
The principles of sustainability have been gaining ground in the public transportation industry. Sustainability, at its core, is a way to make our communities more livable by integrating and balancing economic, social and environmental needs. Join our webinars and make a difference!
Technical Services, Innovation and Standards
TSI and Standards have become an important program activity at APTA and in the public transportation industry. APTA, through its policy and planning committees, has played a major role in creating active working structures within the organization focused on the development of standards. Hundreds of industry volunteers serving on numerous working committees have developed standards for bus, rail transit and commuter rail operations, maintenance, procurement and ITS. These consensus based standards are making a real difference to the management and operations of these organizations. These standards are now being used to achieve operational efficiencies and safety improvements in services, facilities and vehicles.