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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 Consortium Gears Back-Up

Posted November 2014

Last Wednesday November 5, 2014 The Center convened members of the transit elevator/escalator training consortium via webinar to re-start work on the project in light of renewed commitment from FTA.

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Signals Training Consortium Works on Courseware Development in Conjunction with SmartRail Conference

Posted November 2014

The Signals Training Consortium held its fourth full meeting last week, October 27-31, 2014, in Charlotte, NC The consortium brings together 20 public transportation agencies and their unions from across the country to create a standardized training program for signal maintainers.

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Weekly Update for October 30, 2014

Posted November 2014

This week’s update includes stories on transportation and this year’s elections, how americans blow so much money while stuck in traffic and D.C. Bikeshare workers discussing how to unionize and build a nationwide Bikeshare powerhouse.

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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…