The Tennessee Public Transportation Association (TPTA) is a non-profit statewide organization dedicated to improving public transportation in all Tennessee communities.

TPTA’s membership includes:
  • Transportation program operators
  • Transportation suppliers and contractors
  • Local governments
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Major employers
  • Small businesses
  • Non-profit community organizations
  • Transportation consultants
Public transportation benefits every segments of society, including individuals, families, businesses, industries and communities. Major benefits include reducing congestion and pollution, saving energy, improving air quality and providing mobility to older adults, people who are disabled, teens and those without their own transportation to reach jobs and medical care.

TPTA is committed to:
  • Increasing the use of public transportation
  • Advocating for increased funding for public transportation
  • Sharing best practices in public transportation among members
  • Disseminating public transportation research and information

2018/2019 TPTA Officers 

Lisa Maragnano, President - Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority

Mike Patterson, Vice-President - East Tennessee Human Resource Agency

Chris Campbell, Secretary/Treasurer - Kingsport Area Transit Service

Arthur Bing, Immediate Past President - Clarksville Transit System

TPTA Board Members

Steve Bland - Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority/Regional Transportation Authority 
Tommy Bradberry - Northwest Tennessee Human Resource Agency
Dawn Distler - Knoxville Area Transit  
Travis Franklin - Jackson Transit Authority
Candace Gump - First Tennessee Human Resource Agency 
Rebecca Harris - Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency 
Stanton Higgs - Franklin Transit Authority 
Gary Rosenfeld - Memphis Area Transit Authority 
Diana Turner - Southwest Human Resource Agency


2019 TPTA Conference & Expo
October 28-31, 2019
Chattanooga, Tennessee

2020 TPTA Conference & Expo
October 26-29, 2020
Franklin, Tennessee

2021 TPTA Conference & Expo
October 19-22, 2021
Franklin, Tennessee

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