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.
The Center Welcomes New Staff Member, Brandon Liu
Posted October 2019
The Transportation Learning Center welcomes Brandon Liu as our new Instructional Designer. Brandon joins the Center right as the Traction Power Consortium begins to consolidate and require intensive courseware design and development.
Opening Plenary Spotlight
Posted October 2019
A panel of distinguished speakers will be discussing the issues of equity and sustainability within frontline transit employment in the opening plenary, Diversifying the Transit Workforce:
Plenary Speaker Spotlight: Mary Leary
Posted September 2019
Mary A. Leary, PhD, serves as the Deputy to the Associate Administrator (DAA) for the FTA Office of Research, Demonstration, and Innovation (TRI).