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First Set of Rail Car Training Consortium Courses Piloted at CATS

Posted September 2016

Three new Railcar Training Consortium courses are being piloted by the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) this week in Charlotte, NC

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National Rail Vehicle Training Consortium Finishes Its First Three Courses

Posted September 2016

The Center’s Rail Car Training Consortium has completed courseware for two courses in Auxiliary Power Supply and Battery Systems and one in Rail Car HVAC Maintenance.

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WMATA Transit Elevator/Escalator Apprenticeship Graduates: Moving to a Future of Excellence

Posted September 2016

On August 26, 2016, WMATA graduated five individuals from their elevator-escalator apprenticeship program: Andy Cardwell, Sherman Jones, Ebisu Dinqu, Howard Mintz, and Bryan Moats.

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A Fond Farewell to Founding Director Brian J. Turner

Posted September 2016

Today, the first day of September, officially marks the retirement of the Transportation Learning Center’s Founding Director, Brian J. Turner.

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A Fond Farewell to Founding Director Brian J. Turner

Posted August 2016

Today, the first day of September, officially marks the retirement of the Transportation Learning Center’s Founding Director, Brian J. Turner.  Working with former Transport Workers Union President Sonny Hall, Turner created the Center in 2000 as a nonprofit institution that could bring labor and management together around shared concerns on skills training and safety. Dr. Beverly Scott, then leading an APTA task force on the future of the transit workforce, was recruited by Turner and became an early and enthusiastic management representative on the first Board of Directors.

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