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American Public Transportation Association

American Public
Transportation Association
American Public Transportation Association (logo).svg
Founded1882 (1882) (as the American Street Railway Association)[1]
FocusPublic Transportation in North America
Area served
North America
Key people
Paul P. Skoutelas, President and CEO
SubsidiariesAmerican Public Transportation Foundation
Formerly called
American Street Railway Association (1882 - 1905)
American Street and Interurban Railway Association (1905 - 1910)
American Electric Railway Association (1910 - 1932)
American Transit Association (1932 - 1974)
American Public Transit Association (1974 - 2000) due to the merger of American Transit Association and Institute for Rapid Transit in 1974[2]
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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit group of approximately 1,500 public and private sector member organizations that promotes and advocates for the interests of the public transportation industry in the United States and Canada.

APTA is the only association in North America that represents all modes of public transportation, including bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail. More than 90 percent of the people using public transportation in the United States and Canada ride on APTA member systems.

  1. ^ "APTA Association History" (PDF). 2013 Public Transportation Fact Book. APTA. p. 45. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 28, 2013. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on February 8, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) p.46