ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION
The New York Public Transit Association, Inc. (NYPTA) is a not-for-profit association of public transportation service providers, private sector manufacturers and consultants, and state and government agencies. NYPTA consists of more than 120 members, including public transit systems located throughout the state which collectively provide more than two billion transit rides on bus and rail annually. Total passenger miles statewide equal nearly a half billion. Association members consist of upstate and downstate systems in rural, suburban, city and large metropolitan localities.
The Association offers regional training, conferences, webinars and management courses. Many of our programs are provided in collaboration with the NYS Department of Transportation, FTA Region II and other state and national organizations. NYPTA encourages professional development through peer interaction and shared knowledge and experience. Members participate in a number of special interest groups where they work together to address immediate and longer term opportunities and challenges.
NYPTA serves as a clearinghouse of information. All members of NYPTA receive regular updates on timely issues and events, free subscription to Tuesday Transit News, regular legislative updates, conference and seminar announcements, preferred rates at NYPTA conferences, annual trade show, seminars and general membership meetings, and direct access to our Association representatives in Albany. NYPTA’s web-based communications reach thousands of transit professionals, government officials, transit advocates and stakeholders.
NYPTA formulates and implements affirmative and defensive legislative strategies in the State Capitol, on behalf of its members. The Association’s government relations efforts include daily monitoring of state legislation, rules and regulations that may impact the public transit industry, hosting an annual Transit Awareness Day, and active lobbying by registered professionals to inform legislators and policymakers of the needs of public transit systems. Year after year, the Association works to educate public officials about public transit’s role as a critical element of New York’s economic infrastructure. These government relations initiatives ensure the continued commitment of state and federal funds to operate, maintain and invest in capital improvements of new and existing transit systems, and promote safe, environmentally sound and efficient public transportation throughout the state.
Business partner members are an important part of NYPTA’s success. In addition to the membership benefits described above, Business Partner members receive significantly reduced exhibit rates at conferences, the opportunity to sponsor Association activities, advertising opportunities and two voting seats on NYPTA’s Board of Directors.
The Public Transit Leadership training program is a two-year-long program for mid- to senior-level managers aspiring to serve in an executive leadership role. The curriculum, under the instruction and mentoring of experienced NYPTA and transit industry executives, provides enhanced opportunities for professional development and career advancement in the transit industry.
Regular Membership (Transit Property dues are based on operating budget)
Operating Budget Dues
Over $1 billion (A) - $47,500
Under $1 billion (B) - $22,500
Under $200 million (C) - $18,500
Under $150 million (D) - $15,500
Under $110 million (E) - $12,500
Under $80 million (F) - $10,500
Under $60 million (G) - $7,500
Under $45 million (H) - $6,000
Under $35 million (I) - $5,000
Under $25 million (J) - $4,000
Under $15 million (K) - $2,500
Under $10 million (L) - $1,950
Under $5 million (M) - $1,450
Under $2 million (N) - $350
Business Partner Membership (Transit Industry Company)
Affiliate Membership (Private Bus Company)
Associate & Mobility Manager Membership (Organization)
Transit Industry Partner Membership (Individual)