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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.

Transit Elevator/Escalator Training Consortium Reconvenes at SEPTA

Posted January 2015

Last week, the Transit Elevator/Escalator Training Consortium reconvened in Philadelphia.

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Weekly Update for January 8, 2015

Posted January 2015

This week’s update includes stories on how public transit helps New Yorkers earn more money, cheaper gas prices in the Bay area not deterring commuters from using mass transit and 9 most important victories for workers in 2014.

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The Transportation Learning Center Wishes You a Happy New Year - With a Free Calendar

Posted December 2014

This has been a great year for the Transportation Learning Center.  Accomplishments in 2014 included approval of an apprenticeship for transit elevator/escalator maintainers, the release and pilot of the first courses created through the signals training consortium, the first class to complete the Center’s Train-the-Trainer program and substantial work on public transportation career pathways and ladders - culminating in a lively and successful roundtable conference.

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Latest Publication

Establishing a National Transit Industry Rail Vehicle Technician Qualification Program

Meeting the challenge of developing fully qualified transit rail car maintenance technicians is the goal of Transit Cooperative Research Project (TCRP) E-7, Developing an Industry-Wide System of Qualification for Transit Rail Car Technicians – Building…