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, MC24 sessions will focus on information, resources, and tools that can be used to advance key workforce development initiatives at locations across the country.

Workshops and plenaries will bring together the collective expertise from diverse transit stakeholders, including agencies, unions, nonprofits, government, education, and workforce development organizations. Participants will be able to choose from sessions organized around the six key strategic goals in FTA’s National Transit Workforce Development Strategic Plan: (1) ensuring worker safety and health; (2) investing in workforce development; (3) driving workforce recruitment; (4) ensuring worker retention; (5) developing worker skills; and (6) enhancing metrics to drive and gauge success.

In addition to the day-and-a-half conference on November 12-13, a pre-conference day on November 11 will allow participants to choose among a series of half and full-day academies and intensive workshops that will support concrete advancement of their work in specific areas. Sessions include: an introduction to TWC’s BEB Familiarization course and related resources, along with a technical tour of a BEB maintenance facility; hands-on Train-the-Trainer and Train-the-Mentor programs; a working session on tracking workforce data and creating effective data visualizations and dashboards; a working session for transit’s community, education, and workforce partners on connecting young people and community members to transit careers.; and a plenary session focusing on experiences of and opportunities for veterans in the transit industry.

Mark your calendars and plan to join TWC and hundreds of your colleagues across the industry to help us all support each other to move forward together. For those of you who missed MC22, check out this video. More details on MC24 will be coming soon, and registration will open in mid-spring. For any questions about MC24, email

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