NAPTA: Public Transportation Advocates in Action

What is NAPTA?

NAPTA (National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates) is a national organization representing grassroots transit coalitions, grassroots transit rider organizations and advocates that support increasing investment in public transportation.


  • To create a diverse, committed, and visible national alliance of local public transit coalitions.
  • To generate a heightened level of advocacy through constituent visits, calls, e-mails, and letters at necessary and appropriate times in the congressional decision-making process.
  • To link local transit coalitions with new advocacy tools and resources.

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Webinar Series: Six Stops to Success

NAPTA and the Center for Transportation Excellence are excited to announce part three of our free webinar training series that run from November 2015 - September 2016. These webinars are designed to provide advocates and transportation organizations with the necessary tools to take a transportation ballot measure from an idea to a winning proposition.

This year’s sessions include:

  • Transit Election Trends - November 10, 2015
  • Big Ambitions? Start Local - January 12, 2016
  • Building Support and Combating Critics - March 8, 2016
  • Partnering with Local Officials- May 10, 2016
  • Data, Polling and Campaign Intelligence - July 12, 2016
  • Video Advocacy- September 12, 2016

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Previous NAPTA Webinars

On November 24, 2014, Marnie Primmer, NAPTA Chair, moderated a webinar with Art Guzzetti, Vice President-Policy, APTA; Carl Sedoryk, General Manager & CEO, Monterey-Salinas Transit; Kim Cella, Executive Director, Citizens for Modern Transit; and Jim Farrell, Executive Director, Alliance for a Better New Mexico on NAPTA's Local Coalition Grant program. The webinar gave an overview of the grant program, application requirements, and shared tips on how organizations can strengthen their 2015 applications. A recording of the webinar is now available here.

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