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.

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...

Leadership Matters, So Does Self-Awareness

Transportation transforms the world! As an established leader in the industry, I find it extraordinarily important to support, nurture,...

The Journey to Making Transportation Available to Everyone

When I think of an ideal future for transit, I envision a system that can and will be universally utilized by most, if not everyone, in...

What We Can Learn from Transportation Tech Companies About Empowering Emerging Leaders

Transportation technology companies like Uber or Bird have been in the spotlight as investors push to define a path to profitability....

Addressing Transportation Disparities by Embracing the Future of Mobility

The COVID-19 pandemic elevated our collective awareness of transportation disparities. Frontline workers have lower wages on average,...

Community-Supported Plan Fuels Transportation Transformations

Sometimes neighborhood plans sit on the shelf—but sometimes they contain the right ingredients, bring together the right partners,...

The Present and the Future of Women Leading Transportation

Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) International, headquartered in Washington, D.C., was founded in 1977. The 8,000+ member...

Reflections on a Career in Leadership

There is an adage that states, “the only time that you should ever look back, is to see how far you have come.” As I look back at...

Making the Case for a National Strategy for Advanced Aviation Platforms

Our national airspace is an artery for commerce, a key domain for national security and homeland defense, and, increasingly, a domain...

Another Case for Increasing Participation of Women in Aviation

The fact that the aviation industry lacks workforce diversity is old news. Various scholarly studies and industry reports have...

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