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.

Measuring What Can’t Be Measured

Not all critical transportation goals lend themselves to quantitative analysis. Despite my background in transportation equity...

Leadership in the Transportation Industry: Then and Now

Looking to the future and the unprecedented opportunity presented by the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA),...

Metro’s Recurring Problems Raise Questions About Oversight, Management

With most transportation systems, it is clear who is responsible, said Robert Puentes, president of the Eno Center for Transportation,...

Mineta and Wachs: Two Giants Remembered

The transportation community lost two giants when Norm Mineta and Marty Wachs both passed away just over one year apart from one...

Workforce Issues Front-and-Center in Congress

Last year, the President's National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) released a report concluding that the United States is...

Guest Op-Ed: Why Workforce Development Should Be Included in Freight Transportation Plans

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States’ supply chain system has been strained from significant demand. While some...

Austin’s Project Connect: Independent Review of Governance and Leadership

With the passage of Proposition A in 2020, Austin voters gave their approval to an ambitious, far-reaching vision for the region's...

Webinar: Eyes in the Skies: How The Ukrainian Crisis Affects Aviation

The war in Ukraine has touched almost every corner of the world in almost as many ways. From parts availability to rising oil prices,...

Subcommittee Hearing Examines Community Concerns Regarding Aviation Noise

This week, the House Transportation’s subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing entitled “Aviation Noise: Measuring Progress in...

Webinar: The Emerging Future of Supply Chains

Many of the goods imported into the U.S. rely on intricate, finely-tuned, international supply chains. When the COVID-19 pandemic...

House Spins Wheels Reviewing Autonomous Vehicle Technology

KITT, Herbie, the Batmobile – autonomous vehicles (AVs) have captured the public imagination for decades. Now, they’ve captured the...

White House Releases Plan to Address Truck Driver Shortage

This week, the White House released an "action plan" for the Biden Administration to address the oft-discussed truck driver shortage...

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