Author: Sudan Smith

  • Making Connections 2024 Conference – Registration is Open!

    Making Connections 2024 Conference – Registration is Open!

    Transit Workforce Center (TWC), the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) technical assistance center for transit workforce development, is excited to invite you to Making Connections 2024 – The National Transit Workforce Conference (MC24), happening November 11-13, 2024, in Baltimore’s vibrant Inner Harbor! MC24 is organized around industry needs and FTA’s National Transit Workforce Development Strategic Plan goals. This unique event…

  • ATTAIN Bus Operator Apprenticeship Meeting 

    ATTAIN Bus Operator Apprenticeship Meeting 

    TWC’s  American Transit Training and Apprenticeship Innovators Network (ATTAIN) is meeting on May 17, 2024, at 1 pm ET to discuss bus operator apprenticeship!   Join TWC to hear several engaging presentations from transit peers nationwide, highlighting their apprenticeship programs, followed by interactive discussions on the development of mentorship and apprenticeship programs, how they work, and the…

  • TWC Needs YOUR Recruitment Materials 

    TWC Needs YOUR Recruitment Materials 

    TWC is seeking print and digital media advertising from agencies, labor unions, and community partners to showcase effective recruitment outreach content in the Recruitment Campaign Toolkit. The toolkit is a helpful resource for stakeholders in public transit to use when designing their recruitment efforts. Continuously updated, it provides materials and resources that can be adapted…

  • Making Connections 2024 – The National Transit Workforce Conference 

    Making Connections 2024 – The National Transit Workforce Conference 

    TWC’s Making Connections 2024 – The National Transit Workforce Conference will build on the success of Making Connections 2022. By popular demand, it will include additional spaces for more participants and an added day of engaging and interactive sessions around critical issues in workforce development. With the aim of making connections and making a difference,…

  • USDOT Finalizes Important National Regulation to Promote Transit Safety and Protect Transit Workers

    USDOT Finalizes Important National Regulation to Promote Transit Safety and Protect Transit Workers

    Federal Transit Administration – Apr. 9, 2024 WASHINGTON – The Biden-Harris Administration will continue its focus on keeping public transportation the safest mode of surface travel, while increasing safety protections for transit workers. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a final rule updating FTA’s Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans (PTASP) regulation, along…

  • TWC is hiring a Zero-Emission Vehicle Program Specialist & Accounting Associate

    TWC is hiring a Zero-Emission Vehicle Program Specialist & Accounting Associate

    The International Transportation Learning Center (ITLC), which operates Transit Workforce Center, is seeking committed and motivated individuals who want to contribute their skills to ITLC’s and TWC’s work supporting and strengthening workforce initiatives in public transportation. Apply today for the opportunity to join our team as a Zero-Emission Vehicle Program Specialist or an Accounting Associate…

  • TWC Thanks FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez, and Welcomes Acting Administrator Veronica Vanterpool

    TWC Thanks FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez, and Welcomes Acting Administrator Veronica Vanterpool

    TWC expresses its appreciation of Federal Transit Administrator (FTA) Nuria Fernandez, who retired from the FTA last week. Like many in our industry, her personal story is a powerful one. She emigrated from Panama to pursue higher education in the U.S. and has worked in several key capacities in the private and public sectors, including…

  • TWC Releases Major Update to Transit Workforce Data Dashboard

    TWC Releases Major Update to Transit Workforce Data Dashboard

    Silver Spring, Md., February 23, 2024 – This week, the Transit Workforce Center (TWC) is launching a major update to the Transit Workforce Data Dashboard, with the debut of the Agency Explorer. This addition features agency-level, searchable employment data from the National Transit Database (NTD). The Dashboard includes innovative visualizations of transit and transportation workforce statistics and analyses…

  • Now Hiring: Zero-Emission Vehicle Program Specialist

    Now Hiring: Zero-Emission Vehicle Program Specialist

    The Transit Workforce Center (TWC) is currently seeking an applicant to fill a vital role as a Zero-Emission Vehicle Program Specialist, working hybrid from our office in Silver Spring, Maryland. We are looking for an individual with expertise in Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) to aid and develop workforce training on ZEVs.  The ideal candidate will have the skills and ability to work…

  • BEB Familiarization Course Pilots

    BEB Familiarization Course Pilots

    BEB Familiarization Course Pilots TWC launched two pilot sessions of its Battery Electric Bus (BEB) Familiarization course with Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) in February and with Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) in March. Development for this FTA-funded familiarization course started in January 2022 to provide frontline workers and training instructors…