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Center Director Gives Congressional Testimony on Frontline Workforce Needs

Posted March 2019

On March 13, Jack Clark, Executive Director of the Center, testified before the US House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit on the topic of “Aligning Federal Surface Transportation Policy to Meet 21st Century Needs.” His testimony focused on the training needs in public transportation in light of new technologies and the aging workforce, which has a median age almost 10 years above the national rate. He also highlighted the lack of investment in training and the disparity of federal transit funding allocated towards human capital relative to physical capital. Jack noted the successful approaches that the Center has focused on including developing registered apprenticeship as the national standard of training and creating coursework through national consortia of transit agencies. While recommending reauthorization of the FAST Act, Jack put forward several changes that would place more focus on the frontline workforce and ensure that agencies are prepared for the future.

Read the full testimony here: https://transportation.house.gov/committee-activity/hearings/aligning-federal-surface-transportation-policy-to-meet-21st-century-needs-

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