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NATA is an alliance of private sector companies that operate transit systems in the U.S. and Canada. Our mission is to provide a voice for our members and their employees who play a crucial role in public transportation. Learn more »

NATA Members Operate Transit Systems in Over 2,000 Cities in 46 States and 5 Provinces

Every day our members transport millions of people to jobs, school, medical centers, retail stores and more.

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35% of the public transportation workforce, 154,000 employees

Over a billion passenger trips annually, about 19% of all U.S. passenger trips

85% of our member workforce is represented by unions

Moving Mobility Forward in a New Reality

NATA was formed to advocate for private contracting, and the transit agencies and employees which depend on its member companies. The organization supports the development of new business models that shape the transit industry and help ensure its resiliency for the future.

Private contractors support clients with ambitious new projects such as autonomous vehicles, microtransit, and technology to improve operations and service quality.

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Members of the newly formed North American Transit Alliance (NATA) represent more than 154,000 public transit employees across more than 2,000 cities in the U.S. and Canada.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has expressly stated that transit agencies may amend their contracts to make these payments and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (House T&I Committee) leaders have encouraged agencies to take advantage of this flexibility to maintain readiness, including paying employees and other fixed expenses of private operators.

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Stay current on events impacting the public transportation industry and its dedicated employees who keep cities moving.

Our mission is to educate policy makers and legislators on our role in and contributions to public transportation across the county.

Antitrust Statement
Our strict policy is that there shall be no agreements—express or implied—restraining members’ freedom from making independent decisions in matters that affect competition. Each member shall be completely independent to set prices, establish production and sales levels, choose the markets in which he or she will operate, and select his or her customers and suppliers.

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