Size WxH
Full Page 9.25" x 12.75" $3,375 $3,155 $3,025
2/3 Page 7.375" x 9" $2,595 $2,445 $2,355
1/2 Page Vertical 4.5" x 12.75" $2,280 $2,160 $2,090
1/2 Page Horizontal 9.25" x 5.75" $2,280 $2,160 $2,090
1/3 Page Vertical 4.5" x 7.75" $1,825 $1,760 $1,705
1/3 Page Horizontal 7.375" x 4.5" $1,825 $1,760 $1,705
1/4 Page 4.5" x 5.75" $1,665 $1,605 $1,570
1/6 Page 5.5" x 3.5" $1,435 $1,395 $1,370

Trim size: 10.625" x 14"
Non-APTA members add 25% to rates listed above.
All rates are considered net.

Black & White  - 15% off 4/C rates


  • high-resolution PDF/X-1a file is required for all ads.
  • Colors must be CMYK. No ICC profiles, RGB, or Pantone colors.
  • Resolution of all photography and scanned illustrations must be at least 300 dpi. Line art should be 600 dpi.
  • Vital copy and images must be at least 1/8" away from trim. Spread ads must have at least 3/8" total gutter.
  • Materials should be submitted without crop marks, but full-page ads should include the required 1/8" bleed.
  • All fonts used must be embedded in the PDF file.
  • Using the bold, italic, or other style keys is not encouraged. Please use the bold or italic version of the font. (For example, instead of making Adobe® Garamond bold with the style key, use the actual font for Adobe® Garamond Bold.)
  • Flatten all layers and set transparency to highest setting.
  • Ads must be suitable to print as-is. APTA is not responsible for any errors in content.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Materials that do not meet the stated advertising specifications will be rejected.
  • Necessary alterations are the responsibility of and at the expense of the advertiser. All materials must be submitted in accordance with the published deadlines and meet the criteria stated in the advertising policy.


All ad files should be uploaded to our SendMyAd portal.
Bleeds: Allow additional 1/8” for trim. 




The YGS Group
3650 West Market Street
York, PA 17404
Tel: 717.505.9701

Ad Enhancements


Catch readers' attention with a post-it note directly on their Passenger Transport cover! Highlight an upcoming service, your website, or an offer to contact you for expertise.

Belly bands  

Be the premier focus of readers by wrapping your message around the front cover of the magazine.

Ad Insert

Your ad will reach readers first as it is printed on a heavier stock than the other pages. Get creative! We can help you customize an insert to fit your needs. Inserts must be provided by the advertiser. Charges may vary depending on edition. Please call for rates, quantity, and availability of a particular issue.


Advertising Policies


The acceptance of paid advertisements within Passenger Transport does not constitute an endorsement of such products or services, by APTA. Passenger Transport reserves the right to reject any advertisement considered unsuitable for or not in the best interests of APTA. Paid advertising in Passenger Transport will be within the generally accepted bounds of taste and quality appropriate to a national publication of public transit news and policy. Passenger Transport reserves the right to reject advertising that promotes public transit trade shows that are national and international in scope.


Agency commission – 15% of gross billing allowed to recognized agencies on space and color. No cash discount.


Payment due within 30 days of invoice date. Accounts may be subject to a late payment charge on any balance 30 days after billing date.

For instructions on how to upload your ad, click here.