What is APT?
In 1973, public transportation advocates founded APT to promote effective, affordable, and accessible public transit. Its members are dedicated to spurring an improved & expanded transportation system in Greater Boston and the Northeast Megaregion. APT is the leading proponent for strategic transportation infra‐structure. While all transportation projects move people or goods, strategic transportation projects move the economy. APT is the author of Car‐Free™ in Boston, now in its 10th edition.
To facilitate these objectives, APT has partnered with organizations that share these goals. APT is working with the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) to collaborate on intercity rail projects and issues as its Massachusetts affiliate. In recognition of that relationship, APT has added MARP to its name. Additionally, APT‐MARP is actively involved in high speed rail advocacy for America. APT‐MARP became a business affiliate of the premier high speed rail advocacy organization in the country, US High Speed Rail (USHSR).
- Promotes rail transit for competitiveness, efficiency, and environmental reasons.
- Meets monthly and conducts forums to discuss pressing transportation & mobility issues.
- Collaborates nationally with kindred groups such as NARP and USHSR.
- Provides project input to local, regional and national planning organizations.
- Provides testimony on service cuts, fare increases, transit budgets, and project priorities.
- Voting member‐Mass. Regional Transportation Advisory Council (RTAC) of Metropolitan Planning Organization
- APT officers are invited to speak in national transportation conferences.
- Speaks out when national projects adversely affect Massachusetts, such as the ARC project in NY and NJ.
- Educate stakeholders on importance of strategic transportation infrastructure
- Campaign to improve & increase transportation options.
- Promote High Speed Rail projects in appropriate national corridors.
- Publicize the economic cost of inadequate rail freight access, especially in Massachusetts and New England.
- Promote critical regional projects as leading candidates for federal funding.