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 →

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires public transit agencies to provide an equivalent transportation service for people with disabilities, known as ADA paratransit service. As the U.S. population continues to grow and age, the demand for paratransit service keeps rising, posing many challenges for transit agencies due to its high operational cost. In response,.. read more →

Paratransit services represent a primary reliable transportation service for older adults and/or persons with disabilities in the U.S., but transformative services like micro-transit, in the form of ride-hailing and other shared services, may offer new mobility options. However, scant research exists on paratransit system riders’ barriers and opportunities to adopt on-demand micro-transit service as an.. read more →