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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.

U.S. Transportation Labor Force Grew to 14.5 Million in 2018

New data released last week by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics estimated that the number of Americans employed in the...

New Eno Report: Transportation Workforce Planning and Development Strategies

Federal and state transportation workforce shortages are widely considered a problem, presenting “a present and growing need” for...

Introducing Carmen Bianco, Transit Senior Executive’s New Moderator

Carmen Bianco is a classic American success story, rising through the ranks from his start as an hourly worker on the tracks to...

Transportation Workforce Crisis: Denver Cuts Transit Service Due to Staff Shortages

The nation's workforce challenges are well known. Much is written about the workforce pipeline challenges of drivers in the trucking...

The EnoMAX Program – Building Future Transit Agency Leaders

Great leaders aren’t born, they’re made. Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)   In the transit industry, as well as in the...

Diane Woodend Jones Receives 2019 Dallas Business Journal’s Women in Business Award

“Diane’s impact on transportation is evident in many places and we are proud and honored to have her on our Board of...

Today’s Infrastructure Needs Tomorrow’s Workforce

Today’s transportation industry workforce faces a myriad of challenges. Infrastructure is aging and funding to maintain and replace...

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....

Redefining Transportation Training

Just-in-time (JIT) isn’t a phrase applied only to manufacturing. While in the past JIT revolutionized how companies created goods, it...

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...

Transportation is a People-Centered Issue

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

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...

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