Executive-level professionals are retiring in greater numbers. Industry organizations and agencies are putting training and mentoring programs in place to instill leadership skills and attract and advance more women and young people. Young employees say more work is needed to raise the industry’s visibility to bring in talent.
The final installment of the two-part series will focus on two significant decisions: selecting a contracting method and choosing an ideal design team.
Profiles of light rail projects in Denver, Salt Lake City and San Diego
Prior to Washington's transportation industry experience, he had a storied 24-year military career, retiring as a decorated active-duty U.S. Army soldier, having attained the rank of Command Sergeant Major.
Initiatives pursued include boosting sales tax revenue, maximizing assets and creating a pooled savings account, while leadership programs and partnerships have helped bolster its workforce.
Crowd control, ticketing and providing timely service can become challenging in the midst of large events. Establishing a command center, deploying volunteers and conducting outreach through the media can help.
Although nothing new, employment generation is the renewed focus of new federal and local spending on rapid transit projects.
Cliff Henke, a contributing editor to METRO, is senior analyst at PB. His views herein are solely his own.
The East Corridor rail line is part of the Denver Regional Transportation District's $2.3 billion Eagle P3 project to be funded by a public-private partnership. Electric multiple-unit commuter rail trains will carry passengers from downtown Denver to the Denver International Airport.
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