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.

What Would A “Just Transition” Mean for Transportation?

Electrification holds significant promise for decarbonizing transportation, which is currently the biggest sectoral emitter of...

State of the Aviation Industry Hearing

In a hearing on April 21, the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation, Safety, Operations, and Innovation assessed the state of the aviation...

Webinar: Women at the Helm

What is the path to leadership for women in transportation? What can success stories teach us about how to help women advance to the...

Hearing: COVID’s Effects on Tourism

A full year of COVID emergencies has caused a tremendous decrease in travel which has only recently begun to recuperate. With travel,...

Airlines, public transit agencies say $1.9 trillion relief plan would prevent deep cuts, job losses

Jeff Davis discusses industry survival measures while reviewing funding aspects of the latest coronavirus relief package.  

An Update on the Precarious State of the Aviation Industry

COVID-19 has landed the aviation industry in the largest crisis in its history. With the pandemic still ongoing and passengers levels...

First T&I Hearing of 2021 Looks at COVID and Transportation Workers

Among the various ways the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the nation is the health and safety of transportation workers and passengers,...

Eno Begins Research Effort on Bus Operator Workforce Management

Eno was recently awarded a research grant for the Transportation Research Board’s Transit Cooperative Research Program to study...

Census Releases Full 2019 ACS Data, Including Commute Patterns

The Census Bureau this week released the full dataset for the 2019 American Community Survey, including 1-year and 5-year aggregate...

Transit Reform for Maryland: New Models for Accountability, Stability, and Equity

The Central Maryland area of Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, and...

October Job Numbers Show Impact of Aviation Layoffs

The monthly jobs report for October came out this morning, and it shows almost 18,000 net job losses in aviation last month. This was...

Transportation Jobs Continued Slight Rebound in September

The Labor Department released the monthly jobs report for September 2020 this morning, showing that the economy created another 41,400...

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