Founded in 1882, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) works to "serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient and economical transit services." Their members include public bus, rapid transit, and commuter rail systems, along with various private organizations that provide support services for these systems. First-time visitors to the site may wish to look over some of their news headlines to get a sense of the APTA's basic activities. While some of the materials on the site are only available to members, there are a number of general access sections. The site contains a search engine and a listing of upcoming conferences and related events. Visitors may also browse the resource library or search for public transportation in their area.