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ETW Workforce Edition Introduction by Former Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater

By nearly any measure, we are entering an age of significant technological innovation that is transforming every sector of our...

This Labor Day Let’s Celebrate Those Who Keep Us Safe in the Skies

Labor Day is the one day of the year dedicated to celebrating America’s workers. It marks the end of the summer and the beginning of...

A Perfect Storm Hits the Transportation Infrastructure Workforce

In his bestselling book titled The Perfect Storm, author Sebastian Junger describes how an unusual combination of unrelated...

Looking for Community-Builders: Infrastructure Careers are Lifetime Work

In 2018, the “Introducing Youth to American Infrastructure+ (iyai+)” nonprofit was launched. Iyai+ is a national educational...

Navigating the Transportation Industry Workforce Shortage and Leadership Gap – The Solution is Hiding in Plain Sight.

Transformation is imminent in the transportation industry due to a combination of issues that headline our collective consciousness....

American Public Transportation Association (APTA): Delivering the Future-Ready Workforce

When I think of workforce development, I am reminded of a quote by Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company. He said: “The...

Transportation is a People-Centered Issue

There are several critical workforce challenges facing the U.S. transportation sector today and state departments of transportation...

An Intelligent Workforce For Intelligent Transportation Systems

When I began my career in transportation, one of the biggest challenges I faced, from a workforce perspective, was how to deal with the...

Cultivating the Infrastructure Workforce in the Nation’s Capital

Under the leadership of Mayor Muriel Bowser, The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is working to bring Washington DC’s...

Don’t Just Invest in Infrastructure; Invest in Workers Too

Summer marks the height of construction season. As many of us hit the road, we have probably seen several projects—and...

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