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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.

BART Credits Center & Transit Elevator/Escalator Consortium w/Helping to Maintain its Skilled Labor

Posted February 2017

BART has a lot of elevators and escalators to maintain. In a recent article, the Elevator/Escalator Consortium member recognized its involvement in the Consortium as an important part of its ability to maintain the 175 escalators, 132 elevators and three wheelchair lifts within the agency’s system.

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This week’s update includes stories on Metro Could Lose more than $10M,

Posted February 2017

This week’s update includes stories on Metro Could Lose more than $10M, Metro-North Logs Ridership Record and MARTA Cancels Brookhaven Development.

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The Center Will Deliver its Train-the-Trainer Bootcamp at the NTI Transit Trainers Workshop this Mar

Posted February 2017

Continuing from the last NTI’s well-received workshop on Transit Training Bootcamp, this workshop helps transit trainers with insights into the principles of adult learning and presents techniques on how to deliver good training.

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Veteran Skills Crosswalk - Vets Make Quality Signal Maintainers

The Center’s analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data has shown that the transportation industry in large will likely see a massive front-line labor shortage in the next ten years unless it is able to…