News and Updates

Standards-Based Training: Cleveland, Sacramento Transit Systems Join The Center in APTA Webinar

Posted May 2014

More than 50 transit managers and trainers participated in APTA’s TLC-led webinar on Standards-Based Training last week.  George Fields, Training Director for Greater Cleveland RTA gave an inspiring account of their work with the Center and ATU Local 268 in creating a new Rail Car Technician apprenticeship training program.

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Signals Training Consortium Forges Ahead on Training Program

Posted May 2014

The Signals Training Consortium held its third full meeting last week, May 6-9, 2014, at Metro-North’s facility in White Plains, NY.  The consortium brings together 20 public transportation agencies and their unions from across the country to create a standardized training program for signal maintainers.

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UTA/ATU Career Pathway Partnership Exposes 3,200 Students—Possibility of being Transit Employees

Posted May 2014

For over a year the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 382 have been working together on outreach to make community members aware of opportunities for great careers in frontline work at UTA.

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Weekly Update for May 1, 2014

Posted May 2014
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MetroNorth Pilots First Course Developed by the Signals Training Consortium

Posted April 2014

On Tuesday April 22, MetroNorth piloted the first course developed by the Center’s Signals Training Consortium: Course 101 Introduction and Overview to Track Circuits.  Nine Phase 3 signal maintainers took part in this one day course which was co-instructed at MetroNorth’s training facility in White Plains, NY.

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