Women as Assets in Railroad/Transportation Operational Roles

Currently less than two percent of the U.S. Railroad industry field workforce is comprised of women. Railroad field work has been and still is thoroughly dominated by men. While the U.S. motor carrier industry is somewhat better with closer to five percent women drivers, there are still significant opportunities for women in these workforces. The main goal of this research is to determine current demographic data describing the female population and trends in the rail industry--particularly in operational, male-dominated roles. In addition, we intend to explore the reasons why women do not hold more positions within these roles and present an action plan to influence a rise in the female population within transportation field jobs, thereby addressing the overall employee decline within the industry.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $80000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC37

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Midwest Transportation Center

    Iowa State University
    2711 S Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664

    Union Pacific Railroad

    1400 Douglas Street
    Stop 0420
    Omaha, NE  United States  68179

    University of Missouri, St. Louis

    One University Boulevard
    St. Louis, MO  United States  63121-4400

    Department of Transportation

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Midwest Transportation Center

    Iowa State University
    2711 S Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664

    University of Missouri, St. Louis

    One University Boulevard
    St. Louis, MO  United States  63121-4400
  • Principal Investigators:

    Rust, Daniel

    Mundy, Ray

  • Start Date: 20150101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20161231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39379

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01560343
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Midwest Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC37
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 13 2015 1:00AM