Public Review of Draft Documents

APTA invites all stakeholders to review and comment on draft documents in development.  The APTA Standards Development Program publishes documents through a consensus-based process and the public review period is a critical part of the development process.

The next comment period: February 1 through March 5, 2021

Commenting Instructions

View the latest set of documents in development by APTA’s working groups. Reviewers may submit comments as often as they like during the review period. Start your review today!

  • Reviewers should scroll down to the bottom of this page
  • Select the name of the document to review more details, download or provide a comment
  • Select Document Actions to “Add a Comment”
  • Comments are accepted from APTA members or nonmembers
  • Reviewers should contact Standards@apta.com if you experience any problems with providing your inputs
  • For additional guidance download this Step-by-Step Guide. 
Title Category Working Group Description
Attachment Strength of Interior Fittings for Passenger Railroad Equipment Commuter, Intercity & HSR Construction &  Structural This standard contains minimum requirements for the static strength of interior fittings and the strength of attachment of interior fittings to the carbody structure.
Gap and Creepage Distance Commuter, Intercity & HSR Electrical This recommended practice describes a method to determine the minimum safe gap and creepage distance for passenger rail vehicle electrical circuits and cabling where potentials do not exceed 2000 V to ground.
Developing a Transit Agency Response Plan to a Public Health Emergency Security & Emergency Mgmt. Security & Emergency Mgmt. This standard covers the creation and implementation of a basic response plan to a public health emergency.
Developing a Pandemic Virus Service Restoration Checklist Security & Emergency Mgmt. Security & Emergency Mgmt. This recommended practice covers the development of a service restoration checklist for transit agencies impacted by a pandemic virus.
Security and Design Considerations for Restrooms at Public Transportation Passenger Facilities Security & Emergency Mgmt. Infrastructure & Systems Security This recommended practice provides security risk and design considerations for restrooms at public transportation passenger facilities.
Trash/Recycling Container Placement at Public Transportation Passenger Facilities Security & Emergency Mgmt. Infrastructure & Systems Security This recommended practice provides procedures for the placement of trash and recycling containers at public transportation passenger facilities.
Transit Parking 101 Sustainability & Urban Design Urban Design This recommended practice is an introduction to parking and transit, including the ownership, supply, location, management and design of parking facilities.
Partnerships to Promote Transit-Oriented Communities Sustainability & Urban Design Urban Design This document guides transit agencies in partnering with businesses and community entities to promote transit-oriented communities, joint development, and enhanced urban design and transit service.
Design of On-Street Transit Stops and Access from Surrounding Areas Sustainability & Urban Design Urban Design This recommended practice discusses ways to provide or improve connections to, from and at on-street transit stops, regardless of mode.
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