Leadership in the Transportation Industry: Then and Now

ISSUE / Emerging Leaders Special Edition

  • July 06,2022 |

    Leadership in the Transportation Industry: Then and Now

    Leadership,Workforce development
    Looking to the future and the unprecedented opportunity presented by the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the industry simultaneously faces an existing gap from...
  • July 06,2022 | Stefanie Brodie

    Measuring What Can’t Be Measured

    Equity,Leadership
    Not all critical transportation goals lend themselves to quantitative analysis. Despite my background in transportation equity analysis, or because of it, I believe equity is among this group of...
Toward a Multimodal California: How the State is Investing in Walking, Biking, and Transit
Accessibility,Equity,Leadership,Pedestrian,Public transit

Toward a Multimodal California: How the State is Investing in Walking, Biking, and Transit

In the summer of 2011, I said goodbye to the 1997 Honda Accord I had driven since high school. Rather than upgrading to a newer vehicle, this was the beginning of my car-free lifestyle. I was moving...

States ‘Drive the Bus’ for Rural, Small Urban, & Specialized Transit… Not Just Literally!
Accessibility,Equity,Leadership,Public transit,Transit Technology

States ‘Drive the Bus’ for Rural, Small Urban, & Specialized Transit… Not Just Literally!

While they do not usually operate transit, state departments of transportation (DOTs) certainly “drive the bus,” metaphorically speaking. DOTs ensure rural and small urban communities have...

Another Case for Increasing Participation of Women in Aviation
Aircraft,Airlines,Aviation Workforce,Equity,Leadership,Workforce development

Another Case for Increasing Participation of Women in Aviation

The fact that the aviation industry lacks workforce diversity is old news. Various scholarly studies and industry reports have highlighted the need for diversity and inclusion in the transportation...

Making the Case for a National Strategy for Advanced Aviation Platforms
Aircraft,Aviation Workforce,Leadership,Unmanned Aerial Systems

Making the Case for a National Strategy for Advanced Aviation Platforms

Our national airspace is an artery for commerce, a key domain for national security and homeland defense, and, increasingly, a domain to define the next 50 years of aviation.  Due to rapid...

Reflections on a Career in Leadership
Leadership,Workforce development

Reflections on a Career in Leadership

There is an adage that states, “the only time that you should ever look back, is to see how far you have come.” As I look back at my career and the course that I have taken, I think how about not...

Speed in Business Has Never Been Greater
Highways,Leadership,Streets,Workforce development

Speed in Business Has Never Been Greater

Companies learned during the pandemic that they could shift and adapt quickly to rapidly changing business environments. As more companies adopt these quick-pivot strategies into their everyday...

The Present and the Future of Women Leading Transportation
Federal Governance,Leadership,Public transit,Workforce development

The Present and the Future of Women Leading Transportation

Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) International, headquartered in Washington, D.C., was founded in 1977. The 8,000+ member organization and its 65 state and regional chapters advocate for the...

Community-Supported Plan Fuels Transportation Transformations
Accessibility,Land use,Leadership,Pedestrian,Public health

Community-Supported Plan Fuels Transportation Transformations

Sometimes neighborhood plans sit on the shelf—but sometimes they contain the right ingredients, bring together the right partners, and show community support for funding and implementation of...

Addressing Transportation Disparities by Embracing the Future of Mobility
Accessibility,Connected Vehicles,Leadership,Micromobility,Public transit

Addressing Transportation Disparities by Embracing the Future of Mobility

The COVID-19 pandemic elevated our collective awareness of transportation disparities. Frontline workers have lower wages on average, are more likely to be from socio-economically disadvantaged...

What We Can Learn from Transportation Tech Companies About Empowering Emerging Leaders
Data,Leadership,Micromobility,Shared Vehicles,Workforce development

What We Can Learn from Transportation Tech Companies About Empowering Emerging Leaders

Transportation technology companies like Uber or Bird have been in the spotlight as investors push to define a path to profitability. While it’s becoming clearer that these companies have no secret...

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