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International Public Transportation Program

FTA has a long history of collaborating across the globe on many international initiatives. Activities range from visits with international delegations to USDOT, exchanging public transportation innovations during visits to other countries, and participating in key international conferences. These efforts help promote public transportation innovation, helps the U.S. transit industry remain competitive internationally, and promote economic prosperity.

FTA's international activities support USDOT goals of Safety, Innovation, and Infrastructure. FTA’s International travel goals are to:

  1. Increase our understanding of promising practices in transit innovation by studying international experiences and participating in strategic conferences - especially in the areas of automation and mobility on demand;
  2. Increase economic prosperity by engaging in trade missions;
  3. Expand opportunities for economic competitiveness by providing technical assistance and training in U.S.-led innovations; and
  4. Enhance the accessibility of infrastructure through international exchanges.