OkTA actively engages state decision makers to shape transit-friendly policy, secure increased transit funding, and promote the benefits of a balanced transportation system to the public.
We are all riding the same bus. #OkTA
This class shall consist of publicly funded transit providers operating or providing any form of organized public transportation service within the state of Oklahoma. This class also includes any entity operating or providing any form of organized public transportation service within the state of Oklahoma for or in relationship to any public institution or university. Agency members shall have the privileges and services of the Oklahoma Transit Association as prescribed by the Board. The Agency member may be represented by more than one person provided any representative has a practical affiliation to the Agency member. The minimum dues amount for transits with less than 10 vehicles is $1,000. The maximum cap for transits with more than 75 vehicles is $7,500. The dues formula used for all other transits is $100 x total number of vehicles. IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN 75 VEHICLES, ENTER 75 TO RECEIVE THE DUES CAP PRICING.
The class shall consist of any provider operating or providing any form of organized public transportation service within the state of Oklahoma whether such provider is affiliated with an Agency member or not. Affiliate members shall have the right to attend meetings, privileges of the floor, and receive services of the Oklahoma Transit Association as prescribed by the Board. The Affiliate member may be represented by more than one person provided any representative has a practical affiliation to the Affiliate member. ($1,000 annually)
This class shall consist of non-profit organizations, educational entities, community groups, or public agencies active in the development, promotion, or operation of any form of organized public transportation service within the state of Oklahoma that do not qualify under Agency membership. The class shall have the right to attend meetings, and receive services of the Oklahoma Transit Association as prescribed by the Board. The Partner member may be represented by more than one person provided any representative has a practical affiliation to the Partner member. ($500 annually) Limited scholarships Are available. Contact OkTA for more information.
This class of membership is designated for vendors to public transit. Benefits include: • Annual Membership in the Association • Listing on OkTA’s website and in 'OkTA Transit Times' • Invitation to serve on OkTA Committees comes with basic Associate Membership. However, several sponsorship levels can be built into this membership tier to include complimentary exhibit space, advertising, and more!
Representation and the invitation to participate in our advocacy efforts on a state and federal level. We helped double the OK allocation in 2022.
Coalition building brings together different groups to achieve a common goal, and we work hard to network, create, and support all transit-related alliances.
Connect with vendors on new products and services. Leverage member discounts (when applicable) and benchmark your results with your peers.
We provide marketing and PR services to our members. We will feature your stories in the 'OkTA Transit Times,' on social media, and with our media relations efforts.
OkTA creates opportunities to interact with other transit professionals through committee meetings, conferences, and industry events.
We help support your workforce with recruitment, retention, and training support. Jobs will be posted on our social media and in the 'OkTA Transit Times.'
Take an active role in OkTA programming with committee service, volunteer opportunities, engaging in a task force, or sharing your ideas!
Engage in several professional development and educational opportunities annually through our conferences, events, and webinars.
OkTA Member Benefits
THOUGHTS IN TRANSIT
The Value of OkTA Membership
THE FACTS: On behalf of the OkTA membership, we work closely with elected officials and government professionals to shape the future of transit. We hope we don't need to convince you of the importance of membership, and you'll go ahead and automatically click that BLUE "JOIN OkTA" BUTTON above, but if we do, keep reading!
THE REALITY: A well-known, but rarely discussed, fact about trade association membership is that you don't have to pay dues to get the benefits of their hard work, BUT the reality is that you need to be a member of OkTA for your agency to be considered a transit leader by legislators, state government, and the general industry. Membership gets your agency a seat at the table and perception is key in matters of advocacy and public relations. Need an example? Read on.
THE PERCEPTION: In 2023, OkTA helped secure an additional $5 million in state revenue and doubled the state revolving fund for transit for the first time in 17 years. Regardless of your membership status, the increased funding will still be allocated to your agency, BUT not being part of "Team Transit" means being identified as a non-participating agency when a state official asks the question, "Who isn't a member?" Awareness matters when it comes to funding considerations, future letters of support, and even your personal career growth.
THE FUTURE: We hope you believe our professional development activities are beneficial and affordable, BUT it's not just about your personal value proposition. Do not let your professional voice be diminished because of lack of participation in your state industry association. We promote you and your agency's achievements. We distribute your media releases to our state media and national transit publications, saving you money on media and creating awareness for Oklahoma Public Transit and your community efforts. We also offer complimentary training opportunities via the ROC Bus and online programs at no cost to your staff and drivers. We want you and your team to grow and succeed as transit leaders. Set your future career goals and let us help you get there!
THE PERKS: In addition to the benefits listed below, OkTA members are better informed about current transit issues. Members gain a deeper knowledge of transit policy, economic development impacts, and how funding works. In addition to understanding best practices, members develop strong relationships with other transit professionals, qualify for OMI grant opportunities, and become part of the inspired movement propelling transit forward. Finally, OkTA members deserve recognition for what they do! All members are annually invited to participate in the OkTA Awards of Excellence.