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.

2010 Draft Administration Surface Transportation Bill – Section-by-Section Summary

Undated section-by-section summary of a draft surface transportation reauthorization bill produced by the Department of Transportation...

Oct. 1 Shutdown Would Exempt FHWA and FMCSA; Life & Safety Exemptions Would Keep Over Half of USDOT Employees At Work

September 18, 2015 The government shutdown that might take effect on October 1 would be caused by the lapse of discretionary...

2012 FAA Modernization and Reform Act

Text of Public Law 112-95, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.

2003 Vision 100 – Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act

Text of Public Law 108-176, the Vision 100 - Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act of 2003.

2000 Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21)

Text of Public Law 106-181, the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21).

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reform Reference Page

This page has now moved to the much easier-to-remember URL of so please click here to be taken to the...

1964 Urban Mass Transportation Act

Text of Public Law 88-365, the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964.

1935 Davis-Bacon Act

Text of Public Law 403 of the 74th Congress, the Davis-Bacon prevailing wage law.

2009 Transportation Weekly Archive Index

2009 Transportation Weekly Archive Index   January 2009   January 13, 2009 issue – CBO releases dismal new budget...

In the Spotlight: Michael Audino

Michael Audino is one of the instructors for Eno’s new Airline Leadership Development Program (ALDP). He also serves as a Senior...

In the Spotlight: Mantill Williams

Mantill Williams is the Director of Advocacy Communications at theAmerican Public Transportation Association (APTA). Prior to his...

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...

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