Even the very rural communities in Vermont are serviced by transit authorities, which provide bus services to members of the public who wish to be mobile without using a personal vehicle. Whether you live in Burlington or the Northeast Kingdom, there are transit operators, both public and private, who are in need of dedicated employees… read more →

In October of 2016, the California State University Long Beach Research Foundation was awarded FHWA Grant #DTHF6116H00030, the $1.25M Transportation Workforce Strategic Initiative, on behalf of the National Network for the Transportation Workforce (NNTW). The NNTW is a university-based collaborative of regional transportation workforce centers that provide research and strategic partnerships for FHWA’s Office of.. read more →

This report synthesizes findings from a two-day gathering of more than two dozen transit industry labor and management representatives who engaged in in-depth discussions on frontline workforce training needs across the U.S. The purpose of the meeting was to identify immediate, short-term, and long-term training needs for the frontline public transportation workforce in the U.S… read more →

Women have traditionally been underrepresented within the transit workforce. However, the percentage of women within transit agencies appears to be increasing, and many transit agencies report that the percentage of women advancing into management and leadership positions has also been increasing over the past 5 years. The TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program’s TCRP Synthesis 147: Attracting,.. read more →

This National RTAP technical brief, Applying Good Business Practices: Hiring, Training and Evaluating Employees, focuses on recruiting, hiring and retaining transit employees. It also identifies strategies for motivating and empowering employees, training employees, and conducting performance evaluations. It is a companion to the technical brief, Leading the Rural Transit Organization. The tech brief was released.. read more →

The Florida Department of Transportation’s Statewide Transit Training and Technical Assistance Program managed in partnership with the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) have teamed up with the Federal Transit Administration’s technical assistance center for workforce development, the Transit Workforce Center (TWC) to host an Apprenticeship Academy, January 30-31, 2024, at CUTR in Tampa, Florida… read more →

TransitCenter’s new report, “People First,” examines the current challenges facing public sector human resources that limit hiring and retention, and outlines potential solutions to rethink this critical agency function. The report identifies four areas that need to be reimagined in order for agencies to reverse worrying workforce trends: where human resources sits within an agency,.. read more →

The Transit Workforce Shortage Study builds a framework for APTA, its members, and its partner organizations to better understand the workforce shortage’s causes and outlines best practices for recruiting, hiring, and retaining transit operations workers. The study consisted of two phases: Phase 1 updated and expanded previous research on the worker shortage using a combination.. read more →

This study was supported by the Florida Statewide Transit Training and Technical Assistance (STTAT) Program in partnership between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida (USF). With an understanding that hiring and retention have been challenging for many industries, including the transit.. read more →

The FDOT Public Transit Office has been working hard to put together the first-ever State Transit Strategy, now on the FDOT website! In partnership with public transportation providers across the state, this document provides extensive information on our current transit system and its future. FDOT strives to provide Floridians and tourists with safe, reliable, and.. read more →