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APTA releases three-year strategic plan


The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) yesterday released its three-year strategic plan to guide the association through 2023 and serve as the foundation on which to build the future of the industry.

APTA's board approved and adopted the plan in October, APTA officials said in a press release. The plan focuses on four key priorities: 

  • championing investment by building diverse partnerships that broaden public transportation’s support, supporting state and local transit initiatives and being an advocate for increased federal funding; 
  • leveraging new mobilities services and technologies by collaborating with mobility providers, setting new industry standards and performance metrics and sharing best practices for incorporating new service models and technologies, and expanding initiatives that promote new models and technologies through pilot programs; 
  • developing the industry’s workforce by serving as a resource for for attracting, training and retaining employees, hosting leadership programs, and assisting agencies to anticipate changing skill sets; and 
  • enhancing safety, security and system resilience by providing standards, research, data, training and ideas for practices and policies, as well as supporting agencies in making data-driven decisions, and working with policy-makers and researchers to address homelessness.

APTA’s Immediate Past Chair David Stackrow led the development of the plan, and its implementation will be led by APTA Chair Nuria Fernandez. 

APTA activities and resources will be aligned with the strategic goals as part of the annual business plan. 

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

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