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 →