The NorthEast Passenger Transportation Association (NEPTA) is a non-profit association of transit providers, vendors and industry specialists dedicated to promoting transit issues at the local, state, regional, and national levels. Our activities are funded solely by membership participation, and we are proud to sponsor programs such as the NEPTA Scholarship Award, which is available to dependents and employees of NEPTA member organizations.
Promote professionalism in our industry through conferences and workshops;
Disseminate information on issues of interest within the urban and rural passenger transportation communities;
Promote interchange networking cooperation and fellowship among our members and other related organizations, and to;
Represent the concerns of our members on issues of federal and regional interest.
The NEPTA membership consists of over 200 members throughout the six northeastern states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Each state is represented on the NEPTA Board of Directors. Additional board members represent vendors and other transportation companies in accordance with the NEPTA bylaws. NEPTA is supported through membership dues and sponsorship participation.
NEPTA has served the passenger transportation community in New England and the northeastern states since 1900.
As transportation modes expanded in the early 1900s and people began to travel, the need for communication increased. On July 18, 1900, an informal transit association,The New England Transit Club, was founded by a trio of transit managers who envisioned an organization that would focus on public transit issues in addition to networking opportunities and social gatherings.
In addition to our members, NEPTA is grateful for the support of perennial sponsors of our major events and initiatives to support our scholarship fund. We are introducing new sponsorship opportunities to organizations wishing to promote products and services to our community, including new online opportunities.
The board of directors is the governing body of the association, responsible for the direction of the management of the association. The board has full power only by consensus (majority vote of a quorum in most cases) to act for the membership on behalf of the association and shall have full power for all necessary action desirable to conduct the business of the association consistent with the current bylaws.
The NEPTA Maintenance Committee was formed in 2013 to host discussions with maintenance representatives from Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The committee goal is to meet twice a year to gather and share maintenance information throughout the NEPTA membership. The committee shall consist of NEPTA Board Members and maintenance personnel from transit properties or transit agencies. Committee members must be a NEPTA member in good standing.