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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.

Center Delivers TC3 at “Community Works”

Posted March 2020

On Monday, March 2, Center subject-matter expert Frank Burnett and Center staffer Pat Greenfield delivered the Transit Core Competencies Curriculum (TC3) in Springfield, Massachusetts, as part of Community Works, a six-week workforce development program aimed at preparing qualified applicants for opportunities in the building trades and transportation industries.

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FTA Report, Advancing Frontline Workforce Development Meeting: Synthesis, Now Available Online

Posted March 2020

This report, authored by the Transportation Learning Center in collaboration with the National Transit Institute, synthesizes findings from a two-day gathering of more than two dozen transit industry labor and management representatives who engaged in in-depth discussions on frontline workforce training needs across the U.S.

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Center Welcomes Two New Members to the Board of Directors

Posted March 2020

The Center is pleased to announce that India Birdsong, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, and Leslie Richards, General Manager of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, have been elected to the Center’s Board of Directors.

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Latest Publication

Making Headway: An Update on the National Rail Car Training Consortium - Issue 3

Under the Rail Car Consortium, 16 rail transit locations and more than 40 Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) have worked since 2015 to produce high-quality training material for rail car techs. So far we have developed…