Driving Excellence in Public Transportation

About Us

NCPTA About UsThe North Carolina Public Transportation Association (NCPTA) is a private, non-profit organization that was incorporated in January 1983. With a vision of “Excellence in Public Transportation,” the Association’s mission is “Supporting our members and the public they serve through advocacy, education, and collaboration.

NCPTA represents public transportation providers in all 100 counties of the state. This diverse group of System Members ranges from large urban transit systems operating light rail vehicles and many large buses to the smallest of rural transit systems operating just a few vans. In each case, regardless of size, the public transportation service provided is an equally integral part of the overall transportation infrastructure in the communities served and is vital in maintaining the mobility, freedom of travel, and quality of life of the citizens and visitors alike.

The Association is also proud to have almost 100 Associate Members, including educational institutions, governmental agencies, local and state elected officials, transit industry product and professional service providers, and vehicle manufacturers. These members provide the support necessary for the System Members to continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the transportation services provided to the public. Their participation is critical to achieving “Excellence in Public Transportation.”