Building Transit Workforce Skills in Five American Cities

Changing technology and the increasing demand for a skilled and diverse workforce put a premium on training and education at both the entry level and career development levels in the transit industry. This cooperative agreement supports the Transport Workers Union of America need to better understand and utilize the advanced transit technologies and new job and skill requirements within the transit workforce in the five cities represented by the Transport Workers Union. The proj ect is targeted to increase the awareness and need to begin the development of transit workforce education and training programs linked to the new technologies and innovative services and management techniques, that improve the performance and increase productivity in the transit workforce. Project activities include an evaluation of previous pilot training programs, a pilot assessment of transit workforce needs and skill requirements, along with the development and pilot test of a curriculum for two new occupational skill sets based on new technologies and current skill shortages in mass transit. Both a pilot assessment and an educational program will be developed in San Francisco and Houston, based on an earlier effort centered in New York City, Philadelphia, and Miami. Educational materials and curricula, training materials and programs will be developed, designed, and delivered to improve performance and increase productivity in the transit workforce, represented by the Transport Workers Union in five cities.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $250000.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Transit Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Dantignac, Pauline

    • Performing Organizations:

      AFL-CIO Working for America Institute

      815 16th Street, N.W.
      Washington, DC    20006
    • Principal Investigators:

      Turner, Brian

    • Start Date: 20010100
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20021200
    • Source Data: RiP Project 7292

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459323
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: FTA-DC-26-7121
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:01PM