Bus

Texas agency receives FTA workforce grant

Posted on March 4, 2013

Texas’ Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA) is receiving a grant designed to grow transit leaders through a professional internship program under way at the agency.

With this Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Innovative Workforce Development Grant funding, the CCRTA and other transportation agencies are seeking to address is issue of aging leadership, leadership gaps by gender, evolving technological strategies and strategic collaborations, and community long-range-planning that includes a growing public transportation segment.

“With these additional resources, aspiring leaders in the growing field of public transportation will have on-the-job, professional development opportunities designed to prepare them for the multifaceted world of tomorrow’s transit,” said CCRTA CEO Scott Neeley.

The value of professional internships is not new to Neeley, who was selected for such a program by the City of Odessa, Texas, in 1990.

In addition to Neeley, two other members of the CCRTA Leadership Team: Managing Director of Strategic Planning Carl Weckenmann and Managing Director of Transportation Rosa Villarreal are also graduates of professional development internship programs. Weckenmann navigated an internship in 2001-2003 in Oklahoma City’s Metro Transit program, and Villarreal earned leadership development and practicum experience through a professional intern program in Grand Prairie, Texas in 1996.

The Management Internship Program will offer challenging learning and work opportunities in areas such as transportation management, technologies of transit, community planning logistics, and related fields such as financial forecasting and marketing, leading to career opportunities in transportation, according to the FTA.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

UK’s first full-sized autonomous bus begins depot trials

The 38-foot Alexander Dennis Ltd. Enviro200 bus is being piloted by Stagecoach.

METRO launches submissions process for Innovative Solutions Awards

This is a great opportunity to highlight the successes of your bus operation or company.

STV|DPM relocates Connecticut bus facility

Through a management contract with Connecticut Department of Transportation, NET provides public bus transit services in the greater Waterbury, Meriden, and Wallingford areas.

California's NCTD implements bus stop optimization program

Approximately 90 bus stops were identified for removal or consolidation based on the review.

MCI names service center manager for Bay Area

Brian Jablonski will be responsible for keeping the year-old Hayward center at full capacity.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation