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Mission Statement

The Transportation Learning Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public transportation at the national level and within communities. To accomplish this mission, the Center builds labor-management training partnerships that improve organizational performance, expand workforce knowledge, skills and abilities, and promote career advancement.

Statement of Purpose

The Transportation Learning Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public transportation by committed investment at the national and local levels in frontline technical workers.  We facilitate, lead and support activities that benefit all stakeholders in public transportation, through:

• Labor-management partnerships that create high-quality workforce training programs leading to high-performance organizations based in collaborations that support employee voice, engagement and commitment;

• Cutting-edge research and evaluation of human capital investment and its outcomes in public transportation;

• National training standards created through joint labor-management industry consortia that improve organizational performance, advance workers’ skills, knowledge and abilities and ensure safe, efficient and well-maintained public transportation systems that drive and serve high consumer demand for public transport options;

• Career ladder programs that create opportunities for incumbent workers to advance through training and education;

• Career pathways into public transportation jobs that provide living wages and benefits, with an emphasis on access to those jobs and continuing education and training for young people and men and women from disadvantaged populations served by public transportation;

• Greener work processes that create more sustainable communities.

Career Pathways/Ladders Conference Can Accept A Few More Participants for September 17 Round Table

Posted August 2014

The Transportation Learning Center is offering the opportunity for a limited number of interested transit agency and labor representatives to participate in a cutting-edge Career Pathways/Career Ladders conference on Wednesday,  September 17 in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Two More Signals Training Consortium Courses Piloted

Posted August 2014

In July, Signals Consortium members piloted two more courses:
*  Course 102: Introduction and Overview of Switches and Derails was
    piloted at MBTA in Boston
*  Course 103: Introduction and Overview of Train Stops was piloted at
    GCRTA in Cleveland

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Center Report on Establishing a National Rail Vehicle Technician Qualification Program Now Available

Posted August 2014

For the past five years, the Center has worked to establish a nationally recognized qualification system for rail vehicle technicians, as part of an effort to develop standards-based training for all frontline technical occupations in US public transportation.  This work was made possible by funding from the Transportation Research Board (TRB).

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Latest Publication

Establishing a National Transit Industry Rail Vehicle Technician Qualification Program

Meeting the challenge of developing fully qualified transit rail car maintenance technicians is the goal of Transit Cooperative Research Project (TCRP) E-7, Developing an Industry-Wide System of Qualification for Transit Rail Car Technicians – Building…