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 Report Finds Benefits of AV Deployment Far Outweigh Costs to Workforce

June 13, 2018 The economic and social benefits of widespread deployment of automated vehicles (AVs) will far outweigh the costs in...

Government and Industry Officials Talk Aviation Challenges, Regulations

June 7, 2018 As the end of the Federal Aviation Administration’s temporary funding extension looms near, decision-makers and...

New FMCSA Administrator in Hot Seat at House Subcommittee Hearing

May 23, 2018 House Members grilled recently confirmed Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Ray Martinez on the delayed...

Infrastructure Week: Four Themes from the East Coast Kickoff Event

May 18, 2018 The sixth annual Infrastructure Week kicked off in cities across the U.S. on May 14. This year’s lineup featured 110...

House Passes FAA Bill, 393-13, After Adopting 105 Amendments

April 27, 2018 Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4, a five-and-a-half-year Federal Aviation Administration...

House to Consider 116 Amendments to FAA Bill, but Not ATC Management Changes

April 25, 2018 Last night, the House Rules Committee approved a special procedure that will allow the House to consider 116...

House Amendment Log – H.R. 4, FAA Reauthorization

April 27, 2018 - FINAL The following is a list of amendments made in order by the House Rules Committee to H.R. 4, the FAA...

FAA Bill Finally on House Floor Next Week

April 20, 2018 The long-delayed Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill is finally poised for takeoff. The bill is on...

Over 200 Amendments Filed to Revised House FAA Bill

April 19, 2018 - 4:15 p.m. The House Rules Committee has now posted the text of 213 amendments to H.R. 4, the FAA reauthorization...

Op-Ed: What’s the big deal about celebrating Women’s History Month in the transportation industry?

Thankfully, the transportation industry does recognize women’s achievements and contributions through organizations like the Airport...

COMTO Celebrates Women Who Move the Nation

March 11th, The Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) hosted our 7th Annual Awards Breakfast, Celebrating Women Who...

Op-Ed: A Case for Gender Parity on Transportation Industry Boards

In honor of Women’s History Month, let’s take a moment to look back at the history of women’s board service in the US, before we...

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