Policy Development and Research
Safety and Security
Technical Services and Innovation
APTA’s Technical Services and Innovation (TSI) department is 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 public transportation technologies and innovation.
APTA’s Standards Program utilizes hundreds of industry volunteers serving on numerous working groups which have developed standards and best practices 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. APTA Standards are used to achieve operational efficiencies and safety improvements in services, facilities and vehicles.