Development of PacTrans Workforce Development Institute

This project will set up a Workforce Development Institute (WDI) and to develop a demand responsive and flexible program platform with the first sample certificate program and courses responsive to the workforce development needs in the Pacific Northwest, which includes Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. In addition to the proven advantages of TRANSPEED and other past programs, WDI also takes advantage of the new information technology to make training accessible online and available at trainees’ own pace and schedule. It is a program centric to addressing Region 10’s workforce development needs by delivering a collection of short-term training courses and workshops. The proposed workforce development program will benefit PacTrans and Region 10 in the following three aspects: (1) It allows Region 10’s busy working professionals to access desired training materials and courses at their convenient time and locations, and at their own pace; (2)It provides a forum for working professionals and university researchers to jointly investigate on challenges and opportunities associated with the new technologies, such as connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) technologies and their potential impacts, so that transportation agencies and companies can be proactive in incorporating the new technologies into practice; and (3) It directly addresses the continuing education needs of Region 10 working professionals’ and thus is critical for enhancing local transportation agencies’ organizational strength and local companies’ competitiveness.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $175000
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium

      University of Washington
      More Hall Room 112
      Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Washington State Department of Transportation

      Transportation Building
      Olympia, WA  United States  98504
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Washington, Seattle

      Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
      201 More Hall, Box 352700
      Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700
    • Project Managers:

      Wang, Yinhai

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Washington, Seattle

      Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
      201 More Hall, Box 352700
      Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700

      Oregon State University, Corvallis

      Department of Civil Engineering
      202 Apperson Hall
      Corvallis, OR  United States  97331-2302

      University of Idaho, Moscow

      Department of Civil Engineering
      P.O. Box 441022
      Moscow, ID  United States  83844-1022

      University of Alaska Fairbanks

      College of Engineering & Mines
      P.O. Box 755960
      Fairbanks, AK  United States  99775-5960

      Washington State University, Pullman

      Civil & Environmental Engineering Department
      PO Box 642910
      Pullman, WA  United States  99164-2910
    • Principal Investigators:

      Wang, Yinhai

      Connor, Billy

      Chang, Kevin

      Hajbabaie, Ali

      Brown, Shane

    • Start Date: 20170815
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190815
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01701471
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747110
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Apr 5 2019 3:25PM