Transit is essential to Missouri and so is your partnership with MPTA.



Transit System

For Transit System Partners, there is a base fee based on the size of the agency plus number of vehicles in each fleet.

Base Fees are as follows:  Large Urban $25,500; Medium Urban $15,500; Small Urban $3,000; Rural Urban $450.

Please contact Kim Cella at or 314.231.7272 for complete details.

Transit Partner Member


(Metropolitan planning organizations, regional planning commissions.)

Supplier (Vendor) Member


(Corporations engaged in supplying goods or services to the public transit industry.)

Associate Member


(Organizations that use transit to provide service to the organization’s clients; or, represent clients who are dependent on public transit. Examples of such organizations include, but are not limited to, social service agencies, sheltered workshops, and advocacy organizations for the disabled; and, other similar organizations. Associate members also include non-profits)

Individual Member


(Individual supporters of public transit who are not affiliated with an organization in another membership category.)

MEMBER BENEFITS        Transit Providers


MPTA offers a variety of membership benefits. One of the most important is our highly successful legislative advocacy program. At both the national and state levels, MPTA keeps a close eye on legislation affecting public transit and also advocates for equitable public funding for transit services. Since 1994, we have helped secure hundreds of millions in federal capital earmarks to purchase vehicles and upgrade facilities statewide. At the state level, we’ve advocated successfully for funding increases in the Missouri Elderly and Handicapped Transportation Assistance Program (MEHTAP) and secured dedicated state funding for operating assistance to systems across the state.


MPTA provides its members outstanding educational and networking opportunities. Education opportunities include a multi-day, multi-state annual conference, MPTA Virtual Education Series, in-state training opportunities, Peer Roundtables, monthly electronic updates, membership directory and more.  Members receive descriptions of pending legislation and regulatory actions and concise instructions on what they can do to ensure the interests of public transit are protected. In addition, MPTA urges its members to get involved on social media with updates and news on transit from across the state.


MPTA continues to build the tools available to providers and stakeholders throughout the state to underscore the importance of public transit. Recent research included the 2022 Transit Needs Assessment Study and the 2023 Economic Impact Study of Public Transit in Missouri.