KPTA is a voluntary association (501(c)6) of Kansas public transportation operators and agencies interested in public transportation issues. KPTA also includes among its members businesses across the U.S. who do business with the public transportation industry. At the present time KPTA membership includes members in 21 states and Canada.
How Much Are Dues?
KPTA dues are among the most reasonable for any trade association in the U.S. Dues for KPTA membership are:
$45 + $5 per service vehicle for 5310 $ 5311 operators
$150 + $10 per service vehicle for 5307 operators
$100 Corporate dues
$75 Associate Member
Are There Other Sources of Revenue?
Membership dues account for approximately 1/3rd of the KPTA operating budget. The remaining 2/3rds of the budget is provided via a grant (5311 and 5313B) provided by the Kansas Department of Transportation.
How Is KPTA Governed?
KPTA is organized as a 501(c)6 (educational) non-profit organization. The Association is guided by a set of by-laws approved by voting members of the Association. The Association is goverened by a Board of Directors who are elected annually at the KPTA annual meeting. The Board consists of a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, the immediate past chair, regional directors representing rural systems, directors representing urban systems, and seven at-large directors. The KPTA Board of Directors is required to meet at least on a quarterly basis.
Day-to-day administration of the association is provided by an Executive Director. The executive director is responsible to operate KPTA under an annually approved work-plan and budget. The executive director is retained under contract by the Board and serves under the direction of the Board.
What are KPTA's Priorities?
KPTA emphasizes services to members in the areas of training, information and advocacy. Training is provided via the KPTA annual meeting and other activities. Information is provided members via e-mail bulletins, newsletters, and mailings. Advocacy for Kansas transit is a component of representation before the Kansas Legislature and though communication with the Kansas Congressional Delegation. Additionally, other opportunities in the areas of training, information, and advocacy are brought forward by KPTA's membership in the American Public Transit Association, the Community Transportation Association of America and the Southwest Transit Association.
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