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.

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...

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.

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