Contributing bloggers discuss a variety of topics geared toward the transit and motorcoach sectors.
Posts Tagged With: workforce development
By Marcia Ferranto |
May 13, 2014 | Comments (0)
With President Obama’s recent bills regarding gender equality in the workplace, it’s hard to understand why gaps regarding pay, position, and opportunity for women still exist and why, in some industries such as transportation, gaps regarding position and opportunity are wider than in others.
By Heather Redfern |
January 23, 2014 | Comments (0)
Jobs in the transportation industry can be highly specialized, requiring employees to have very specific training and numerous certifications. Transit systems can ensure that the workers they are hiring are well-prepared for open positions by partnering with technical schools to collaborate on curriculum and create a pipeline of qualified job candidates.
By Will Kempton |
November 30, 2011 | Comments (0)
This month, to commemorate Veterans Day, OCTA hosted a ceremony honoring our employees who have spent time in the military. Honoring and recognizing our employees, both veterans and others, shouldn’t just happen once a year. We must take an active role in developing and retaining our workforce.
Marcia Ferranto is President/CEO of WTS International.
Joe Zavisca is an independent consultant specializing in paratransit service.
Paul Mackie is communications director at Mobility Lab, a leading U.S. voice of “transportation demand management.”
Rob Taylo is founder/CEO of SinglePoint Communications, an exclusive U.S. distributor of WiFi in Motion.
Zack Shubkagel is partner and creative director for the San Francisco office of Willoughby Design, a strategic branding and design firm.
Factors in Transit Bus Ramp Slope and Wheelchair-Seated Passenger Safety Nearly 3 million U.S. adults are wheelchair or scooter users1, and as the population ages this number is expected to rise. Many wheelchair users rely upon public transportation to access work, medical care, school and social activities.
Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.
The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit Many U.S. transit agencies continue to struggle with the quality of ADA service, the costs, and the difficulties encountered in contracting the service, which is the method of choice for a significant majority of agencies. One of the most basic policy decisions an agency must make involves whether to provide door-to-door, or only curb-to-curb service.
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