News and Events

Build Transit Human Capital and Career Pathways for Urban Youth

Posted October 2012

The Transportation Learning Center presented a call for expanded transit investment in human capital and youth career pathways in a September 26th Congressional briefing on transportation career opportunities for urban youth.  TWU Administrative Vice President Jeffrey Brooks and Center Executive Director Brian Turner emphasized that greater investment in transit human capital needs to be combined with expanded youth career pathways and industry career ladder training programs to meet the industry’s urgent need for qualified technical workers in the decade ahead.


Weekly Update - Week of October 1, 2012

Posted October 2012

The Weekly Update is a compendium of news and views from around the public transportation industry and beyond on transit policy, workforce development, major events, environmental issues, system growth, and more. Read it here each week, or subscribe via email.


National Joint Transit Rail Vehicle Standards Committee Releases Report

Posted May 2012

After seven years of diligent effort the transit industry‚Äôs National Committee on Transit Rail Car Training Standards has released its Findings and Recommendations for Implementing Standards-Driven, Partnership-Based Training.  This important document is the product of joint transit management and union subject matter experts working together to develop better industry training and thus a more efficient and effective frontline rail vehicle maintenance technician cadre.


Bus Operator Restroom Use Case Study Now Available

Posted February 2012

In collaboration with the Bus Operator National Joint Training Standards Committee, the Center is please to present Bus Operator Restroom Use, a case study and compendium of practitioner resources on restroom use, including a history of restroom use policy at Minneapolis Metro Transit. The resources in this report also include a model community restroom licensing agreement, route-specific restroom locations chart, and example collective bargaining language.


Center Shares Expertise on Training, Social Media at TRB Annual Meeting

Posted January 2012

Transportation Research Board’s 91st Annual Meeting is happening this week in Washington, DC. The TRB Annual Meeting gathers over 11,000 transportation researchers and professionals across all modes from around the US and the world to share new research, hear from experts and continue the business of TRB standing committees.



Making Connections 2019

Posted May 2019

Join industry leaders, experts, and partners from workforce development and education to exchange ideas, share successes and learn about emerging best practices for public transportation and transportation workforce development.