APTA Standards

APTA has a structured, ongoing industry consensus standard development program with separate committees that cover a series of public transit safety and security practices.  According to APTA’s Annual Report on the Standards Development Program, 500 transit industry professionals from across the country participate on 20 transit standards technical development committees. There have been 29 standards developed in the area of Bus Safety.  These standards are housed within four areas:  Suspension Systems, Bus Maintenance Training, Bus Operations and Safety, and Fire Safety.   Links to APTA’s voluntary standards related to “Bus Operations,” “Bus Safety,” and those related to “Security” are linked below.

2013 APTA Standards Program Compendium

Bus Transit Systems Standards

Security for Transit Systems Standards

To find more information about the APTA Standards Program, send an email to standards@apta.com.