Investigating Statewide Alternative Fuel Technician Needs

A statewide lack of maintenance technicians has hindered efforts to maintain transit vehicles at the highest quality, leading to occasional outsourcing for vehicle maintenance. The aim of this project is to work with transit agencies and other stakeholders to support maintenance technicians in Illinois. Researchers will work with educational institutions and workforce development organizations to determine how IDOT can support a system that recruits, trains, employs and retains maintenance technicians on a larger scale, especially for alternative fuel transit vehicles. Better supporting maintenance technicians will reduce premature vehicle failures as well as save on short- and long-term maintenance and capital costs.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $46887
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
      126 East Ash Street
      Springfield, IL  United States  62704-4766
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Illinois Center for Transportation
      1611 Titan Drive
      Rantoul, IL  United States  61866
    • Principal Investigators:

      Greenwood, Reggie

    • Start Date: 20230601
    • Expected Completion Date: 20240630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01881984
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-SP57
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: May 15 2023 11:14AM