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.

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...

States Work to Fill Gaps with Branded, Subsidized Intercity Bus Services

Intercity bus travel is far from novel in the United States — in fact, for much of the early-to-mid 20th century, it was the go-to...

House Lawmakers Hear General Aviation Industry Concerns About Leaded Fuels, Workforce Shortages, and More

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Aviation Subcommittee met this week to hear from a panel of general aviation...

Senators Discuss IIJA’s Impacts and Opportunities for Transit Investment, Safety, Emissions

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a hearing this week with FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez to discuss...

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...

Young Leaders: Bold Ideas and Interconnected Experiences

I’ve had the privilege of beginning my transportation career at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ). During my...

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