Transit Workforce Development White Paper - Workforce Implications of Transitioning to Zero Emission Public Transit

Building upon the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST)'s successful use of white papers to develop research agendas, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) will do the same to develop an agenda focused on educational- and policy-driven approaches to sustainable transportation workforce development in the transit sector. The two primary goals for this project are (1) to identify the technology transfer gaps in environmental technology facing the transit industry, and (2) to suggest training strategies to help bridge these gaps. CSULB has developed a series of questions that will help to identify these technology transfer gaps in environmental technology facing the transit industry. The survey includes both quantitative and qualitative questions, such as the size of the company and how workforce development needs are met at the company. The survey will be deployed to transit operators and education service providers. Concurrently, CSULB will conduct a literature review to evaluate the existing market for zero emission vehicles (specifically, buses), and to determine which technology transfer gaps are already identified and what educational delivery methods already exist. After identifying the technology transfer gaps, the research team will focus on developing strategies for bridging the gaps and provide a discussion of possible educational delivery methods.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $150576
  • Contract Numbers:

    DOT 69A3551747114

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    California State University, Long Beach

    1250 Bellflower Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA  United States  90840
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    California State University, Long Beach

    1250 Bellflower Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA  United States  90840
  • Project Managers:

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    California State University, Long Beach

    1250 Bellflower Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA  United States  90840
  • Principal Investigators:

    Reeb, Tyler

    O'Brien, Thomas

  • Start Date: 20190401
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01764682
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DOT 69A3551747114
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 10 2021 2:09PM