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.

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...

Schools, Private Sector Teaming Up to Address Freight Workforce Training Challenges

September 5, 2018 In an effort to address occupational and skills gaps in the freight transportation industry, ports and private...

FAA Reauthorization In “Pre-Conference” – But What Does That Really Mean?

September 6, 2018 The leaders of the House and Senate transportation committees told reporters this week that they are working to...

Op-Ed: NYC Passes Legislation to Improve For-Hire Vehicle Driver Conditions and Increase Service Equity

August 24, 2018 This month, the New York City Council voted on a number of amendments pertaining to for-hire vehicles (FHVs) and...

Guest Op-Ed: Investing in the Transportation Workforce of Tomorrow

August 15, 2018     On a sun-drenched day this past June, officials from LA Metro and the County of Los Angeles gathered at a...

Senate Commerce Committee Approves Port Improvement, Rail Crew Bills, STB Nominee

August 1, 2018 The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved by voice vote today several items including a bill...

FAA Bill May Slip to Mid-August in Senate

July 27, 2018 Although behind-the-scenes negotiations on the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill (S. 1405)...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of July 30, 2018

Wednesday, August 1 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – full committee business meeting to consider several items...

Transportation Schools: The Infrastructure for Workforce Development

July 18, 2018 While most Americans only consider transportation as a means to get themselves to school and work, some students and...

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