News and Events

Transportation Learning Center Awarded FTA Funding to Advance Trng for Signals & Rail Vehicle Maint

Posted August 2015

On Tuesday, August 25, 2015 the Department of Transportation announced awards for $9.5 million in workforce development grants to promote careers in transit, ladders of opportunity .  Two Center projects were selected for funding.

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Transportation Learning Center Awarded FTA Funding to Advance Trng for Signals & Rail Vehicle Maint

Posted August 2015

On Tuesday, August 25, 2015 the Department of Transportation announced awards for $9.5 million in workforce development grants to promote careers in transit, ladders of opportunity .  Two Center projects were selected for funding.

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Weekly Update for August 20, 2015

Posted August 2015

This week’s update includes stories on WMATA to review derailment report, MARC replacing electric locomotive fleet with high-speed diesels, and why most railroads will miss the PTC deadline.

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Weekly Update for August 20, 2015

Posted August 2015

This week’s update includes stories on WMATA to review derailment report, MARC replacing electric locomotive fleet with high-speed diesels, and why most railroads will miss the PTC deadline.

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Signals Training Consortium Successfully Pilots Two New Courses

Posted August 2015

It’s been a busy summer for the Signals Training Consortium.  Since June, the consortium has completed three more instruction-ready courses:
*  Course 105: Introduction and Overview to Cab & Wayside Signaling
*  Course 106: Introduction and Overview to Interlockings
*  Course 301: Troubleshooting Track Circuits

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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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