Publications and Reports

As an advocate of the labor-management training partnership model, the Center supports its programs and mission through research and information ranging from broad overviews of public transportation, training and partnerships to technical white papers to research briefs and metrics reports on the benefits of labor-management training partnerships.

All publications are available for viewing or download as free PDF files, but the Center does not generally provide documents in hard copy. For more information on our publications, please email Julie Deibel, Program Manager,Instructional Design at

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People Make the Hardware Work: Transit Experts Call for Labor-Management Training Partnerships

Category: Partnerships | Posted: Sep, 2008 Read More »
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A summary of findings from the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP), a service of the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Academy of Sciences and the American Public Transportation Association.  This short piece outlines five tools for success in labor-management training partnerships:
1. Unions as Partners
2. A Joint Training Strategy
3. Empowering the Workforce
4. Cultivating a Learning Organization
5. Reaching High Performance


Metrics of Success Series

Category: Research and Metrics | Posted: May, 2008 Read More »
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The Metrics of Success series chronicles measurable outcomes, in particular return on investment, of transit training partnerships in which the Center has had a substantial role. Each Metrics report focuses on quantitative data from a specific partnership, while Transit Partnership Training: Metrics of Success is an overview of key findings from all Metrics reports to date.

Transportation Industry Environmental Scan (2004)

Category: Research and Metrics | Posted: Sep, 2004 Read More »
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The transportation industry has been identified as a high-growth industry, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting a nearly 22 percent employment growth between 2002 and 2012. This report provides a comprehensive scan of the transportation industry including overall industry structure, major sector definitions, key associations, unions and joint workforce development initiatives, and statistics on the industry and its employers and workforce.