Have You Participated in the APTA Standards Survey?


APTA and the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida have partnered on a project to develop meaningful standards for the safe, efficient, and reliable operation of public transportation systems—both rail and non-rail modes. The project begins with an assessment of industry needs for standards development. To perform the assessment, APTA members are strongly encouraged to complete this survey by March 8.

Input is welcome from public transit agency personnel; transit industry associations; members of the academic community and other researchers; federal and state agency employees; consultants; industry vendors/business groups; and others.

Possible standards topic areas have been organized into five overarching themes: ACES Systems (Automated, Connected, Electric, and Shared); Emergency Management and Response; Equity/Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); Data Collection, Analysis, Interoperability, Storage, Access, and Cyber; and Other Cross-cutting or Emerging Topics.

In addition, the survey seeks suggestions for other areas that could benefit from development of new standards or enhancements to existing standards.

For questions, contact Bryan Sooter, APTA director-standards, at bsooter@apta.com.