News and Updates

Center Holds Coach Operator Apprenticeship Committee Webinar

Posted May 2020

On Tuesday, April 28 th , the Center held a webinar for the Coach Operator Apprenticeship Committee. Agencies and local unions working towards a registered operator apprenticeship participated in the webinar to share how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their operations.

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FTA Report Released on Bus Maintenance Peer-to-Peer Exchange

Posted April 2020

The FTA recently released the Bus Maintenance and Bus Testing Program Peer-to-Peer Exchange, Summary Report (Report 0160). This report presents a summary of the bus maintenance worker training peer exchange, hosted by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

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Transportation Learning Center Kicks Off Phase III of the National Rail Car Training Consortium

Posted April 2020

On April 20, 2020, the Center organized a webinar to kick off Phase III of the Rail Car Consortium. Attendance was great with representation from 13 out of the 18 member agencies.

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Driving a Bus: A Very Dangerous Job in a Time of Pandemic

Posted April 2020

According to the Transportation Learning Center, there were already shortages in bus operators before the pandemic; agencies couldn’t keep the positions filled. The pandemic has only intensified the problem and made it more difficult to train operators as well, said Xinge Wang, deputy director for the Center.

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Traction Power Consortium Meeting Went Virtual

Posted April 2020

The health and safety of our partners and staff are the Center’s highest priority. After careful consideration, and in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Traction Power Training Consortium postponed its first in-person meeting in Dallas, Texas, on March 23-27. We remain excited to host the Consortium later this year as we monitor the spread of the virus and its containment over time.

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