Get the Latest News

Get the Latest News

Checkout our news and events listings.

Publications and Reports

Publications and Reports

Stay up to date with our technical white papers, research documents and other publications.

National Training Standards

National Training Standards

The Transportation Learning Center supports the development of national training standards.

Transit Training Network

Transit Training Network

Industry training standards, share and rate courseware in bus, rail and elevator/escalator maintenance

What's New in Transportation

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.

Transportation Learning Center Awarded FTA Funding to Advance Trng for Signals & Rail Vehicle Maint

Posted August 2015

On Tuesday, August 25, 2015 the Department of Transportation announced awards for $9.5 million in workforce development grants to promote careers in transit, ladders of opportunity .  Two Center projects were selected for funding.

Read more...

Transportation Learning Center Awarded FTA Funding to Advance Trng for Signals & Rail Vehicle Maint

Posted August 2015

On Tuesday, August 25, 2015 the Department of Transportation announced awards for $9.5 million in workforce development grants to promote careers in transit, ladders of opportunity .  Two Center projects were selected for funding.

Read more...

Weekly Update for August 20, 2015

Posted August 2015

This week’s update includes stories on WMATA to review derailment report, MARC replacing electric locomotive fleet with high-speed diesels, and why most railroads will miss the PTC deadline.

Read more...

Latest Publication

Mentoring Guidebook

The purpose of this report is to serve as a guidebook, offering information that transit agencies can use to establish mentoring as a training method with guidance, suggestions, and examples to implement or expand upon…