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 →

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 →

The final National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) spotlight in our 2021 Trends Report, Serving People with Autism on Transportation, highlights the importance of understanding the characteristics of all users being served. This Trends Report covers common barriers or challenges persons with autism might have, especially for those using transportation. View Report   read more →

In the current U.S. climate of on-demand transportation services, the development of transactional data specifications for demand-responsive transportation (DRT)—sometimes referred to as “on-demand services”—will help facilitate interaction between software systems that manage DRT services in the United States. The TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program’s TCRP Research Report 210: Development of Transactional Data Specification for Demand-Responsive.. read more →

This report is designed to help transit agencies that have decided to pursue partnerships with one or more TNCs. The report provides information on where, when, and how partnerships between transit agencies and TNCs should be considered and pursued. View Report | View Playbook read more →

The report responds to major concerns of public transportation agencies about the rising demand and costs to provide kidney dialysis trips and about experiences showing these trips require service more specialized than public transportation is designed to provide. View Report Webinar Recording now available read more →