Establishing a National Transit Industry Rail Vehicle Technician Certification Program: Building for Success

The development and implementation of new rail vehicle technologies in transit systems around the country have had profound effects.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>While these technologies have greatly benefited customers and agencies alike, they also have led to difficulties.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>The internal training capacity of the transit industry has had trouble keeping up with the pace of innovation, and it has become increasingly difficult to hire new external applicants with the specialized skills needed for the new equipment.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Upgrading the skills of the workforce that maintains this new technology and developing a system that does this on an ongoing basis is of the utmost importance to the industry.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">    </span><o:p></o:p></font></font></span></p>

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  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $1200000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project E-07

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Jenks, Christopher

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Learning Center

    Silver Spring, MD  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Turner, Brian

  • Start Date: 20080718
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140301
  • Source Data: RiP Project 15466

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462747
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project E-07
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:09PM