About FPTA

The Florida Public Transportation Association (FPTA) is one of the most active state transit associations in the nation. FPTA is a nonprofit association whose members include every major public transit agency in Florida as well as interested citizens and businesses.

FPTA’s membership is composed of 40 urban and rural transit systems, including, two (2) commuter railroads, a heavy-rail commuter system, and two people mover systems.  Many members also conduct paratransit operations to meet ADA and state requirements.

MISSION STATEMENT – To continuously support public transportation and improve mobility opportunities in Florida through advocacy, education, innovation, and partnerships.

2023-2028 Strategic Goals

Association Management Goal
Improve the voices and representation in the Association to include better addressing the needs of all transit systems (including rural and urban bus systems, and rail systems) and be more inclusive of other modes of service 

Advocacy Goal
Unite as one voice to advocate for the total economic impact and purpose of public transportation at the local and state levels

Education Goal
Expand the training and education offerings based on the needs identified and the collaboration of the agencies to access information available

Innovation Goal
Develop a forum for Florida Public Transportation which promotes cutting edge technology and solutions to enhance the experience for users of public transit

Partnership Goal
Broaden the partnership with other stakeholders to invite and introduce them to FPTA with the intent of becoming a partner, business, or associate member

Florida Transit Quick Facts*

*Based on FY 2021 data from the Florida Department of Transportation’s 2022 Florida Transit Information and Performance Handbook

  • Annual Fixed Route Ridership = 132 million
  • Annual Paratransit Ridership (reported by the CTD) = 10.6 million
  • Number of FPTA Transit Agencies = 40
  • Fixed Route Operating Budgets = $1.441 Billion
  • Average Trip Length = 5.5
  • Farebox Recovery Ratio = 6.69%

FDOT

FDOT Public Transit Office | Transit Information and Performance Management
This functional area includes technical guidance for transit information systems and transit data sets.  Available data includes National Transit Database data from the Federal Transit Authority (FTA), Florida Transit Handbook, Transit Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Florida transit system information for performance reporting and peer reviews.

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