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.

House Roundtable Discussion Examines Air Traffic Control Staffing

December 9, 2015 On December 8, the House Transport and Infrastructure Committee (T&I) held a roundtable discussion on the issue...

How Does the FAST Act Compare to the GROW AMERICA Proposal?

December 9, 2015 President Obama’s statement on the morning after the Senate cleared the FAST Act conference report for his...

In the Spotlight: Dr. Megan Ryerson

Dr. Megan Ryerson is an assistant professor in transportation planning and systems engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. She...

In the Spotlight: Rohit “Rit” Aggarwala

As many of our long-time readers are aware, we have been featuring individuals from across the transportation industry once a month in...

Senate Panel Marks Up, but Fails to Approve, Bill on GA Pilot Medical Requirements

November 19, 2015 On Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee held an executive session to mark-up a number of bills and vote on...

Eno’s Transit Senior Executive Course Passes With Flying Colors

October 29, 2015 Last week Eno held it's annual Transit Senior Executive (TSE) Program here in Washington, D.C. This year-long...

Manager’s Amendment to STRR Act (HR 3763) Adopted in House T&I Oct 22 2015

Shuster (R-PA) manager's amendment to H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, adopted during the...

House Homeland Committee Approves Transportation Security Bills

October 16, 2015 On September 30, the House committee on Homeland Security had a marathon full committee markup on 15 bills....

1943 Seizure of the Railroad Industry

Detailed plan by the War Department for seizing control of all U.S railroads, approved by President Roosevelt on December 27, 1943 to...

The Similarities Between the Decline of Commercial Shipbuilding Industry and the Future of the Aviation Industry

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position...

Aviation Working Group Holds First Meeting

On September 30, Eno hosted the inaugural meeting of our brand new Aviation Working Group. After the successful release of the NextGen...

1972 Volpe Memo to Ehrlichman on Penn Central Bankruptcy

A July 19, 1972 memo from Transportation Secretary Volpe to President Nixon's top domestic policy aide, John Ehrlichman, describing the...

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