Workforce

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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.

New House COVID Bill Changes Airline Aid Conditions, Bails Out Aviation Trust Fund

The new coronavirus relief bill (H.R. 6800) being considered by the House of Representatives this week does not include additional...

$3 Trillion House Bill Up for Vote Today; Includes Massive Muni Aid, Frontline Transportation Worker Pay Subsidies

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote late today on a $3+ trillion coronavirus response bill drafted by House...

House Bill Mandates Mask Use on Airlines, Transit, Amtrak

The $3 trillion coronavirus bill that is up for a vote in the House of Representatives this week (H.R. 6800) includes a federal mandate...

$15 Billion for State DOTs, $15.75 Billion More For Transit in Latest House Democratic COVID Bill

This afternoon, House Democrats unveiled their $3 trillion, 1,815-page coronavirus response bill, that follows the $2.6 trillion bill...

BLS Releases Gruesome April Jobs Report; Some Transportation Sectors Largely Spared

At 8:30 a.m. this morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced the U.S. employment totals for April 2020. As expected, the news...

New CBO Economic Forecast Questions Need for Multi-Year Stimulus

One of the remarkable things about the coronavirus-induced economic crisis is just how fast things are happening. The Congressional...

Guest Op-Ed: Passengers with Disabilities and Workers Must Not Be Overlooked in COVID 4 Bill

Background As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the U.S., the virus and our collective response is disproportionately affecting...

DHS Defines “Critical Infrastructure Worker”

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a list identifying "critical infrastructure workers" a.k.a. "workers who conduct a range...

What Happens When People Stop Flying? Analyzing the Cascade of Downstream Effects

What happens when people just stop flying? We tried to look at that simple question and expand it into the cascade of downstream...

The Coronavirus’ Impact on Aerospace Manufacturing

The COVID-19 crisis brought into sharp relief the critical importance of aviation and aerospace to the American economy. Travel...

Senate Hearing Looks at Hours of Service Rules, Minimum Age Requirements, and Technology Issues in Trucking

The Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety held a February 4 hearing on Stakeholder Perspectives on Trucking in...

Senate Committee Approves Several Aviation Bills

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on December 11 approved five aviation-related pieces of legislation. War...

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