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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.

This week’s update includes stories on City Council to Decide Among Four Downtown Dallas Streetcar

Posted August 2017

This week’s update includes stories on City Council to decide among four downtown Dallas streetcar routes, public works funding falls as infrastructure deteriorates and Trump says he may not work with Democrats on infrastructure.

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This week’s update includes stories on how older people will need much better transit

Posted August 2017

This week’s update includes stories on how older people will need much better transit, understanding street car costs, MBTA keeps Infrastructure improvements on track and how Trump administration trying to snuff out climate progress at U.S. DOT.

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Showcase Your Products or Services to Transportation Stakeholders from Over 40 Agencies

Posted August 2017

During our upcoming 2017 Making Connections conference on October 26th in Silver Spring, Maryland, the Center will host between 150 and 200 frontline public transportation workers, trainers, and key stakeholders - including representatives from both labor and management - from over 40 U.S. public transportation agencies.

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American Apprenticeship Initiative Bi-Annual Newsletter

The scope of the AAI project is not only to develop or expand registered apprenticeship programs within the transit systems, it also includes technical assistance to ensure that these are quality apprenticeship programs with the…