Workforce

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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.

New CBO Economic Forecast Questions Need for Multi-Year Stimulus

One of the remarkable things about the coronavirus-induced economic crisis is just how fast things are happening. The Congressional...

Guest Op-Ed: Passengers with Disabilities and Workers Must Not Be Overlooked in COVID 4 Bill

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Senate Coronavirus Response Bill – March 22 a.m. Version

This is the March 22 morning iteration of the Senate's massive coronavirus response legislation. Division A contains the various...

DHS Defines “Critical Infrastructure Worker”

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a list identifying "critical infrastructure workers" a.k.a. "workers who conduct a range...

What Happens When People Stop Flying? Analyzing the Cascade of Downstream Effects

What happens when people just stop flying? We tried to look at that simple question and expand it into the cascade of downstream...

The Coronavirus’ Impact on Aerospace Manufacturing

The COVID-19 crisis brought into sharp relief the critical importance of aviation and aerospace to the American economy. Travel...

Senate Hearing Looks at Hours of Service Rules, Minimum Age Requirements, and Technology Issues in Trucking

The Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety held a February 4 hearing on Stakeholder Perspectives on Trucking in...

Senate Committee Approves Several Aviation Bills

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on December 11 approved five aviation-related pieces of legislation. War...

U.S. Transportation Labor Force Grew to 14.5 Million in 2018

New data released last week by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics estimated that the number of Americans employed in the...

New Eno Report: Transportation Workforce Planning and Development Strategies

Federal and state transportation workforce shortages are widely considered a problem, presenting “a present and growing need” for...

Introducing Carmen Bianco, Transit Senior Executive’s New Moderator

Carmen Bianco is a classic American success story, rising through the ranks from his start as an hourly worker on the tracks to...

Webinar: Implementing Change with WMATA

Transit agencies across the country are experiencing rapid change and innovation. In this Innovation Exchange, members of the...

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