About Us

Who We Are

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If you or your organization has an interest in public transportation and services, PPTA is your organization. Formed in 1997, by the merger of the Pennsylvania Association of Municipal Transportation Authorities and the Pennsylvania Association for Community Transportation, the Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association builds upon 37 years of collective history and sets the standard for the transportation industry into the 21st century.

A professional trade organization which provides leadership, resources, support and technical assistance, PPTA is a unified voice serving to advocate and strengthen the role of public transportation in improving the quality of life for all Pennsylvania citizens.

PPTA benefits by its affiliations with Penn State University's Public Transportation Institute and the Pennsylvania Transportation Resource and Information Network (PennTRAIN). Additional collaborative relations with the American Public Transit Association, the community Transportation Association of America, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and local and state agencies and organizations, further enhances PPTA membership.

PPTA Mission

The mission of PPTA is to be the foremost advocate for public transportation and mobility management in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and to be of support to all association members in achieving their defined missions.

PPTA Goals

  • To develop and maintain communication with Federal, State and Local governments inorder to foster and promote an awareness and support of public transportation and mobility of citizens throughout the Commonwealth.
  • To build public understanding and support for public transportation by promoting the value of public transportation and mobility services at every opportunity.
  • To advocate investment in public transportation services, equipment and infrastructure.
  • To provide a forum for members and other key stakeholders to interact, exchange information and ideas, and to continuously improve mobility services.
  • To promote equitable and fair representation of all members and to provide response member service.


Contact Information

Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association
115 Pine Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101

115 Pine Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101

Phone Directory



Sara Bowden, Program Coordinator sara@ppta.net