Resource Center

The Transit Workforce Center is pleased to host a curated collection of publications and other materials to assist stakeholders engaged in transit workforce development. The Resource Center includes case studies, training materials, research reports, and other materials of interest, including publications produced by federal government agencies, transit organizations, and independent research entities. Resources may be filtered by topic, resource type, and transit mode. This TWC blog post explains how to use the Resource Center.

We are continuing to update the Resource Center regularly. Please contact us via the Request Help menu option if you would like assistance using the Resource Center or are looking for resources on a particular topic. We also welcome suggestions of topics or specific resources to add.

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Addendum to the APTA Recommended Practice for Transit Bus Operator Training

​This addendum was created by the Joint Labor Management National Bus Operator Standards Committee in Seattle, WA on October 12-14th 2011. This addendum was created to be considered for addition into the APTA RP for Transit Bus Operator Training.

Joint Labor Management National Bus Operator Standards Committee
October 2011
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The original recommended practice document is also available on the Resource Center, here.

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Method and Processes for Transit Training Metrics and Return on Investment

This guidebook was developed by the ITLC to help transit agencies determine benefits and return on investment (ROI) stemming from their training programs.

International Transportation Learning Center
September 2011
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Dialogue for Women in Blue-Collar Transportation Careers

This short summary report describes unique challenges and recommendations regarding women in blue-collar positions in transportation.

US Department of Transportation
September 2011
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Quality Training Pays: Training Investment Pays for Itself Six Times Over

You never know how well you are doing until you find metrics with which you can measure outcomes. The Transportation Learning Center has capitalized on this insight through a series of in-depth research reports chronicling work by labor-management partnerships in Philadelphia, PA and Albany, NY. This fact sheet outlines these findings and shows a substantial return on training investment.

International Transportation Learning Center
June 2011
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Professional Certification and Credentialing Program for the Transit Industry

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Research Results Digest 100: Professional Certification and Credentialing Program for the Transit Industry explores the findings of a literature review and a gap analysis of the efficacy of four transit-specific professional development programs. The report also examines potential strategies that might be used to deploy and maintain a transit industry certification and credentialing program.

Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)
April 2011
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Contributor(s): National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Transportation Research Board; Transit Cooperative Research Program

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Practices to Protect Bus Operators from Passenger Assault: A Synthesis of Transit Practice

The TCRP Synthesis 93 highlights practices and policies implemented by transit agencies to deter and mitigate assaults on bus operators.

Transit Cooperative Research Program
January 2011
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Training Course – Transit Bus Emissions Control Systems

A three-day course designed to deepen bus technicians’ understanding of the operation and maintenance of transit bus emission control systems.​

Intermountain Transit Career Ladder, Inc.
January 2011

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National Guidelines for Apprenticeship Standards for Bus Maintenance Technicians

These are the national guidelines for apprenticeship standards for bus maintenance technicians, developed in 2010 by the Intl. Transportation Learning Center and National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship.

 

International Transportation Learning Center & National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC)
August 2010
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