Workforce

Issues & Modes / Workforce

More than 13 million jobs—about 9 percent of civilian workforce in the United States—are transportation-related. This workforce pipeline includes a multitude of professions from bus and truck drivers, to autoworkers and engineers, in both motorized and non-motorized modes. Due to industry growth, transportation also has the potential to be a major U.S. job creator. Millions of workers will need to be hired to fill vacancies created by occupational transfers, retirements and other exits. However, certain transportation sectors are already facing critical workforce shortfalls and new governance models sometimes fail to take into consideration adequate protections for existing workers.

Guest Op-Ed: Increasingly Autonomous Flight and Operations: Airspace Integration Considerations

There is much interest in autonomous systems and their operations in the national airspace system. When it comes to autonomous systems,...

Strategies to Hire, Train, and Retain Bus Operators: New Report Will Help Transit Agencies Overcome Obstacles

This week, the Transportation Research Board released a pre-publication draft of the “Practitioner’s Guide to Bus Operator...

President Signs Bill Averting Rail Strike

President Biden has signed into law H. J. Res. 100, a resolution imposing a contract on the four railroad unions who had rejected the...

EXPLAINER: What to know on Congress’ bid to bar rail strike

Jeff Davis, a senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, said he expects senators from both parties will ultimately have to...

House to Vote This Week to Prevent Railroad Strike

The House of Representatives is expected to vote later this week on legislation imposing a contract settlement on the railroad unions...

Transit Agencies Struggle Amid Commuting Patterns Still in Flux

"For Philip Plotch, principal researcher at the Washington, D.C.-based Eno Center for Transportation, the more important question is...

Stuck in New York: Driver Shortages and Other Factors Leaving Some Lehigh Valley Bus Riders Stranded and Frustrated

“A lot of these bus operators can’t provide the service that they want to provide,” said Philip Plotch, a researcher at the Eno...

Eno Announces 2022 Leadership Awards Recipients

The Eno Leadership Awards Reception brings together public, private, and nonprofit leaders from across the country to honor individuals...

A Long Wait for the Next Bus

“A lot of these [transit] agencies can’t provide the service that they want to provide,” Plotch said. “During the pandemic it...

What Happens If Congress Blocks the Railroad Strike?

Jeff Davis, senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, said Congress could still pass a bill extending the cooling-off period....

Eno Signs MOU with WTS International

Earlier this week, the Eno Center for Transportation signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) with WTS International. Originally...

President’s Mediators Put Rail Unions On Defense As Possible Strike Looms

A three-person mediation board appointed by President Biden issued its final report on the ongoing railroad labor contract negotiations...

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