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Report finds NJ Transit lost a quarter of rail manager prior to Hoboken crash

Management & Operations| November 30, 2017

As 49 of NJ Transit's most senior rail supervisors retired between January 2014 and July 2016, a group of younger potential replacements, including some who were considered rising stars, left the agency for jobs from Connecticut to Florida.

How L.A. Metro is inspiring, training tomorrow's transportation workforce

Management & Operations| November 27, 2017

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Thirty-nine percent of Metro’s workforce will be eligible for retirement over the next three years and 69% of Metro employees are over the age of 40.

Management & Operations| November 21, 2017

SCRTTC Hits $50K Milestone with Transit Scholarship Awards

Each year, the James A Ditch Educational Fund promotes careers in public transit by accepting applications for scholarships from college students enrolled in automotive/transportation courses.

November 7, 2017

‘Precarious’ Transit Workforce Needs Data, Research to Help Fill the Void

As experienced workers retire, the pool of people to hire away has dried up. In recent years, it has become clear that talent needs to be developed rather than poached.

September 20, 2017

The Transit Industry's Workforce Challenge is Still Real

Where are we today with the great anticipated retirement wave? It looks like it may finally be starting, if not fully underway. It seems at least a couple times each month we here of a transit CEO who is retiring, technical staff who are leaving, and the difficulty in filling maintenance and operations positions with skilled workers for those who have retired.

Rail| August 9, 2017

NY MTA reveals lack of manpower to fix subway issues

During an oversight meeting, N.Y. MTA officials revealed that the agency needs hundreds of skilled maintenance workers to fix the outdated system.

Management & Operations| July 30, 2017

LA Metro launches workforce development program

Career pathways include construction, non-construction opportunities in operations/maintenance, administration and professional services in the transportation industry.

June 14, 2017

Why Investing in 'Half Measures' When Hiring Frontline Employees Will Bring Public Transit to Its Knees

The public transit industry faces a severe human resources crisis... we began to focus on the science behind identifying and hiring more resilient human beings up front, in order to make it easier to build resilience and preparedness with employees once they are onboard.

December 14, 2016

SEPTA's Supervisor Training Program Helps Employees Move Up the Ladder

The AIM AD programs was designed by SEPTA to expand the pool of supervisors who are ready to move into assistant director positions in the agency's operations and engineering, maintenance, and construction divisions.

Management & Operations| July 5, 2016

Public transit, training crucial to connecting unemployed with jobs

The new study analyzes such employment mismatches in the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area and examines the potential of a new approach that integrates transit planning and workforce development.

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