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Welcome to APTA's Bookstore where you can order brochures, technical guidelines, statistical reports, standards documents, and other APTA publications. You will need to sign in to the APTA website to access the Bookstore.  If you do not currently have a My APTA account, please sign in or register. APTA members will automatically receive member discount pricing.

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Handbook for Transit Board Support Staff

Key to the success of our public transportation systems is board leadership and quality administrative support.  Boards and commissions rely on the professionalism and experience of the board support staff as essential to fulfilling their roles. This handbook describes the work of APTA’s Board Support Subcommittee in sharing information and best practices that enhance the ability of board support staff to serve the board, CEO, and executive staff; prepare and disseminate information to the board in a timely manner; assist in the meeting procedures by following all legal mandates; secure proper record keeping; and provide the highest quality professional assistance.  Valuable for both new and tenured board support staff members, the handbook highlights topics such as tools of the board support staff, legal matters, board member orientation, preparation for board meetings, board confidentiality, records management, and making arrangements for board retreats and travel.    

Member Cost: $15.00     Non-member Cost: $30.00

Price: $15.00

Resource Kit: General Manager Evaluation - Download

The evaluation of the general manager is one of the most important personnel functions performed within a public transit system. A total of 20 public transportation agencies, both small and large, have provided their general manager evaluation forms and process descriptions for this Resource Kit. 2000.

Format: Zip download from your My Transactions and Events section 

APTA Members: free     Non-member Cost: $25.00

Price: $0.00

Resource Kit: Strategic Planning - Download

The development of a strategic plan allows the transit system manager to step back from the all-encompassing day-to-day operating concerns and take a longer view of the transit system. This Resource Kit provides examples of short and long range strategic planning documents provided by 28 public transportation agencies. CD-ROM format. 2001.

APTA Members: free     Non-member Cost: $25.00

Download from My Transactions and Events after you purchase. 

Price: $0.00

Synopsis of the Law 2011

A substantial volume of legal source materials that is updated yearly on CD with participation of APTA’s Legal Affairs Committee to reflect the most important developments in transit law. Although content varies from year to year, the Synopsis generally covers changes in procurement, FTA regulations and guidance, rail requirements, environmental rules, civil rights issues, employment and labor laws, and other topics as appropriate. CDROM format.

Member Cost: $50.00     Non-member Cost: $100.00

Price: $100.00

Transit Procurement: A Guide for Transit Board Members

This handbook is intended to help transit boards understand the public procurement process and their role in that process. Updated 2010.

Download PDF Version

Price: $10.00


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