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Center Among Groups to Receive FTA Transit Workforce Development Funds

Posted January 2013

On January 11, 2013 FTA announced the recipients of $7 million in grants for transit workforce development programs.  The Center received funding for both its submitted proposals and joins the list of 17 organizations in 12 states.  The Center will work specifically on creating a signals training consortium, modeled on the successful work of the transit elevator/escalator training consortium, as well as creating career pathways for young people to enter transit careers and apprenticeship models for career ladder advancement for frontline transit technicians.

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Weekly Update for the Week of January 10, 2013

Posted January 2013

This week’s selection features stories on Transportation & Infrastructure Committee appointments, transit oriented development in the washington DC metro area and how to make transit more fun!

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Transportation Learning Center Weekly Update 11.22.2012

Posted November 2012

This week’s edition features stories on the possibility that John Mica will relinquish his role as chair of the transportation and infrastructure committee, a strike on the London tube and how mass transit fits into a plan to reduce pollution and congestion in Atlanta.

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System of Training and Qualifications for Rail Vehicle Technician Starts Pilot Stage

Posted November 2012

Over the past five years the Transportation Learning Center has been assisting the transit industry in building a national qualification system for rail vehicle maintenance technicians under the auspices of Transit Cooperative Research Program Project E-7.  The complete system includes national training standards, an apprenticeship program, an online learning information management system, written and hands-on assessment tools and a database of sharable training materials along with best practices gathered from practitioners throughout the industry.

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Bus Training Committee Focuses on Recommended Practices and Update of Courseware Sharing Website

Posted November 2012

The Bus Maintenance Training Standards Committee met in Atlanta, October 23-24, to continue their work to develop and update a series of Recommended Practices (RPs) that define the learning objectives and curriculum for a wide range of bus maintenance subjects.  The Committee, consisting of subject matter experts (SMEs) from both labor and management, updated several bus maintenance training RPs previously submitted to APTA for approval.

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