News and Events

Weekly Update for February 26, 2015

Posted February 2015

This week’s update includes stories on safety series installment IV:  Local Safety Practices that Work, MBTA restores full rail transit service, and DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx completed his four-day, five state bus tour at Washington, D.C.‘s Union Station.

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Weekly Update for February 19, 2015

Posted February 2015

This week’s update includes stories on Transportation Learning Center Safety Series, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx talks tough on PTC and is it time for someone who rides NJ Transit trains or buses to join the board of directors?

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WMATA Pilots Course 209: Escalator Specific-Electrical Systems as Part of Transit EL/ES Consortium

Posted February 2015

On January 23, Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority piloted Course 209: Escalator Specific - Electrical Systems. This course was developed by the Transit Elevator Escalator Training Consortium to provide participants with a basic knowledge of the electrical power distribution systems within a modern escalator. After a presentation and class discussion using Consortium materials, participants applied information from the course to real world examples of failures on transit escalators using an escalator simulator to troubleshoot faults and a LabVolt trainer to troubleshoot a variable frequency drive.

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Transportation Learning Center Safety Series

Posted February 2015

As with all training, safety is most reliably achieved when labor and management work together in safety partnerships.  It is only when frontline workers are engaged in a process where their real world experiences are heard, taken seriously and incorporated into applicable training that a culture shift toward a consistent safety culture is possible.

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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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Events

Join the Center at the Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference - February 10-11, 2014 in Washington DC

Posted December 2013

At this year’s Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference, The Center will be part of a panel entitled Getting on Track Together: Creating Pathways to Transit and Transportation Careers for Community Members.  Transit agencies face a critical frontline technical workforce shortage in the coming decade, with transit services expanding rapidly and fifty percent of the frontline workforce retiring.  In crisis there is opportunity, as significant numbers of high-wage, high need transportation jobs open up in communities transit serves.  These jobs provide family supportive wages and benefits, accompanied by ongoing training and opportunity for growth and advancement in this inherently green and growing sector.  Panel members will discuss successful career pathways partnership models with management, labor, education, local government and community members and will ask audience members to share their knowledge and experience.

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