The Association’s leadership is comprised of a diverse group of transit experts with unparalleled knowledge of state policy and funding issues. Many of these experts bring executive and CEO-level experience from their own organizations, along with an exhaustive resume of transit operations, legal, financial and supplier-side expertise. By serving in a volunteer capacity, they motivate and inspire members to engage and participate in the advocacy of transit. Association leaders are adept at working through the complexities of state and local government and collaborating with industry and non-industry stakeholders, including policy makers, coalition partners and private enterprise, for the betterment of transit.
As a member-governed organization, the Association is directed by an elected Executive Committee comprised of public transit system members, transit industry supplier members, governing board members, and one transit support group representative. Members also have an opportunity to participate in the Association through internal Association policy committees and through member service provider committees.