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Public Review and Commenting Now Available!
American Public Transportation Association American Public Transportation Association
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Washington, DC
Thursday, February 4, 2021


APTA’s Standards Development Program has advanced nine documents to the public review and comment. The public commenting period is an essential component of APTA’s consensus-based standards development process. Specifically for this month, documents are ready to be reviewed by bus and rail executive-level administrators, operators, and transit security professionals. The current set of documents address the following topics:

Commuter, Intercity & HSR (PRESS)

  • Attachment Strength of Interior Fittings for Passenger Railroad Equipment
  • Gap and Creepage Distance

Security & Emergency Mgmt. 

  • Developing a Transit Agency Response Plan to a Public Health Emergency
  • Developing a Pandemic Virus Service Restoration Checklist
  • Security and Design Considerations for Restrooms at Public Transportation Passenger Facilities
  • Trash/Recycling Container Placement at Public Transportation Passenger Facilities

Sustainability & Urban Design 

  • Transit Parking 101
  • Partnerships to Promote Transit-Oriented Communities
  • Design of On-Street Transit Stops and Access from Surrounding Areas

Visit this page to view documents and submit any comments.

If you experience any difficulties submitting your feedback on APTA’s secured website, please email our team at standards@apta.com.

The current set of document reviews must be completed by March 5, 2021. Thank you for your continued support of APTA’s Standards Program.

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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public and private sector organizations which represent a $71 billion industry that directly employs 430,000 people and supports millions of private sector jobs. APTA members are engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail. This includes: transit systems; planning, design, construction, and finance firms; product and service providers; academic institutions; transit associations and state departments of transportation. APTA is the only association in North America that represents all modes of public transportation. APTA members serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient and economical transit services and products.

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