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Mission Statement

The Transportation Learning Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public transportation at the national level and within communities. To accomplish this mission, the Center builds labor-management training partnerships that improve organizational performance, expand workforce knowledge, skills and abilities, and promote career advancement.

Statement of Purpose

The Transportation Learning Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public transportation by committed investment at the national and local levels in frontline technical workers.  We facilitate, lead and support activities that benefit all stakeholders in public transportation, through:

• Labor-management partnerships that create high-quality workforce training programs leading to high-performance organizations based in collaborations that support employee voice, engagement and commitment;

• Cutting-edge research and evaluation of human capital investment and its outcomes in public transportation;

• National training standards created through joint labor-management industry consortia that improve organizational performance, advance workers’ skills, knowledge and abilities and ensure safe, efficient and well-maintained public transportation systems that drive and serve high consumer demand for public transport options;

• Career ladder programs that create opportunities for incumbent workers to advance through training and education;

• Career pathways into public transportation jobs that provide living wages and benefits, with an emphasis on access to those jobs and continuing education and training for young people and men and women from disadvantaged populations served by public transportation;

• Greener work processes that create more sustainable communities.

Want to Know More about the Center’s Signals Training Consortium?

Posted January 2018

Changing Tracks is the Center’s newsletter reporting on the National Signals Training Consortium’s recent news and activities.

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This week’s update includes stories on

Posted January 2018

This week’s update includes stories on what the MBTA has planned for 2018,  Year of the Bus Reboot:  2018 and how the new tax bill will cut infrastructure investment.

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Center Delivers Second Transit Coach Operator Mentor Training at GCRTA

Posted December 2017

Between December 5th and December 7th, the Center delivered three transit coach operator mentor training sessions to GCRTA, developed under the American Apprenticeship Initiative (AAI) project.

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Latest Publication

Changing Tracks: An Update on the National Signals Training Consortium

Since 2013, the Signals Training Consortium has moved forward with its mission to create standardized national training courseware. The development team composed of signals maintenance Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from member agencies and unions along…