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.

July 27, 2015 11:34 p.m. – Senate Invokes Cloture on DRIVE Act

The U.S. Senate has voted, 62 to 32, to invoke cloture on the DRIVE Act (the surface transportation reauthorization bill offered as...

Foxx Defends DOT FY16 Budget Before Senate Appropriators

April 22, 2015 U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx defended his department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request before a...

Eno NextGen Working Group Releases Statement of Principles for ATC Reform

March 19, 2015 On Monday, the Eno NextGen Working Group released a stakeholder driven “Statement of Principles” for U.S. air...

Senate Holds Motor Carrier Safety Oversight Hearing

March 5, 2015 A hearing this morning before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee explored the Federal Motor...

House T&I Aviation Roundtable Examines Air Traffic Control Modernization

February 26, 2015 Yesterday, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Aviation held a roundtable...

House Panel Examines FAA Structural Reform Options

March 26, 2015 The House Aviation Subcommittee continued work on the upcoming Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization with a...

Senate Hearing Examines FAA Aircraft Certification Process

April 22, 2015 Yesterday, Senate Commerce’s Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security held the second in a series...

House To Consider Legislation Splitting Up FAA, Spinning Off Air Traffic Control to Non-Profit Corporation

June 18, 2015 Eighteen months ago House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) began calling for...

Sec. Foxx Testifies Before Senate Commerce

March 5, 2015 The Secretaries of Transportation and Commerce testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and...

Decline in U.S. Shipbuilding Industry: A Cautionary Tale of Foreign Subsidies Destroying U.S. Jobs

Today there is growing concern over the impact of subsidies by some foreign governments on U.S. airlines and the entire U.S....

Imploring Senate Committee to Guarantee Stable Funding, Not Just Address FAA Structure

On May 19, I testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee at its hearing on Federal Aviation...

Is There a National Pilot Shortage?

Several times during the past two decades, pilot shortages have been forecasted in the United States. But lower than expected growth...

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