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​A Holiday Appeal for the 
American Public Transportation Foundation

As we head into the Holiday Season, I write on behalf of the Board of Directors of the American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) to ask you to consider making a special Holiday contribution to support the work of the Foundation in the upcoming year.

s past year was a particularly good year for the Foundation. We were able to award $110,000 in student scholarships, the highest total in the history of the Foundation, which allowed 32 scholars the opportunity to advance their careers in transit. We also established two new scholarships - one to honor long-time APTA staffer Fran Hooper, and the other to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The groundwork for the inaugural Bombardier Transportation Scholarship has also been laid, and it will be awarded in 2016.

However, there is still so much more to do. If we are to develop the transit workforce of the future, we need to: expand our outreach, to ensure the most qualified scholars are aware of the program; grow our asset base, so we can grant more scholarships and make larger awards; and increase our visibility in the industry, so there is a greater understanding of our mission.

Thanks to the support of many over the years, we have been able to award over $800,000 to 250 deserving scholars since 1998. The impact of nurturing a new generation of transit professionals has been immeasurable.

During this time of the year, please consider making a special, tax-deductible contribution to support the future work of the Foundation. You can
click here to donate online now, or here​ to download a brochure to send in with your check or credit card information.

If you
 have any questions at all about the Foundation, please don't hesitate to contact APTA's Pamela Boswell at (202) 496-4803 or 

Thank you for your support of the American Public Transportation Foundation and its mission. Happy Holidays to you and yours!



Jennifer L. Mitchell
Chair, American Public Transportation Foundation



Our Mission - To increase and retain the number of individuals choosing the transit field as a career by providing scholarships and engagement opportunities to deserving students and transit professionals - our future leaders.

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American Public Transportation Foundation
1300 I Street NW
Suite 1200 East
Washington, DC 20005


Phone: 202.496.4803