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.

Transit Agencies Exchange Best Practices at Eno/MAX Program

October 10, 2018 September marked the end of another successful Eno/MAX program. Throughout 2018, a cohort of 48 students...

A Look at New Regulations Required by the FAA Reauthorization Law

October 12, 2018 The FAA reauthorization bill signed into law on October 5 does a lot of things – authorizes $97 billion in...

Automated Transportation Policy and Guidance Flies Ahead, but Stalls in Senate

October 5, 2018 Autonomous transportation is the industry’s hot topic of the week. U.S. DOT unveiled its Automated Vehicle (AV)...

FAA Bill Requires 119 New Reports to Congress

October 5, 2018 The staffs of the House and Senate transportation committees are going to be doing a lot of reading over the next...

DOT Releases Version 3.0 of Autonomous Vehicle Guidance

October 4, 2018 At a public event this morning, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao released her department's long-awaited "AV 3.0"...

DOT Seeks to Designate Two New University Transportation Centers

September 27, 2018 On September 21, the USDOT announced the availability of new grants for two additional University Transportation...

Guest Op-Ed: Purpose Driven Employment Part II – Retaining the Transit Workforce of Tomorrow

September 24, 2018 This is part II of an article about Recruiting and Retaining the Transit Workforce of Tomorrow. You can find part...

Summary of Final Compromise FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018

The following is an overview of the final compromise FAA reauthorization bill released in the wee hours of September 22, broken down...

4-Bill “Minibus” Including DOT Appropriations Slips as CR Drama Unfolds

September 21, 2018 Hopes that another four-bill package of appropriations legislation for fiscal year 2019, including the...

Guest Op-Ed: Purpose Driven Employment Part I: Attracting the Transit Workforce of Tomorrow

September 18, 2018 The transit world has a compelling message to attract purpose-driven employees. We are assisting in the mobility...

Pipelines, proficiency, partnerships major themes of FAA Aviation Workforce Symposium

September 20, 2018 Last Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration hosted a conference, “Aviation Workforce Symposium: Ensuring...

Op-Ed: Better Communicating the Role of Technology in Transportation

September 20, 2018 Experts on smart cities, new technologies, and infrastructure briefed the House Subcommittee on Highways and...

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