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Member | Benefits

OPTA’s wide array of benefits and services enable our members to enhance their operations, increase ridership, grow their business, and play an active role in shaping the future of public transportation.



Receive up-to-the-minute data, research, and news from transit agencies around the state and nation, academia, private industry, the media, and government sources; 

Help establish local, state and national policy priorities and goals for public transit;

Significantly influence the legislative and regulatory process via direct contact with elected officials and government agencies;

Shape public opinion about critically important transit-related issues;

Can take advantage of OPTA transit management and operations training;

Participate in OPTA's extremely popular Annual Conference which draws hundreds of attendees from across the state and nation. The Conference promotes professional growth through education, training, information sharing and networking and the vendor tradeshow gives OPTA members the opportunity to learn about the state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge equipment that is driving public transit in the 21st Century;


Receive a complimentary subscription to Transit Briefings, OPTA’s quarterly newsletter featuring information about regulations, legislation, funding, equipment, technology, news from agencies across the state, and upcoming events;

Are eligible to serve on committees dedicated to information technology, human resources, marketing, mechanics and other transportation and transit-related topics;

Have access to the services of our full-time Executive Director who coordinates and guides Association activities, oversees implementation of OPTA’s Strategic Plan, prepares for quarterly Board of Directors meetings, plans all the Association’s programs and activities, and facilitates communication between members;

Are to share insights and information with other members, vendors, and transit professionals.


If you would like to share in the benefits of membership and add your voice to the nearly 400 agencies and entities that comprise the only organization totally devoted to promoting the interests of public transit in the state of Ohio, join OPTA today by completing and submitting our membership application.


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