Training and Apprenticeships to Address Transit Workforce Gaps

Training and Apprenticeships to Address Transit Workforce Gaps

Eno Center for Transporation
August 2019

It is well known that public transit in the United States faces a workforce skills crisis. A lot of attention — properly — goes to training for skilled craft positions, like bus mechanics. Bus operators also do skilled work, and there are a lot more of them. This piece explores the role of training and apprenticeship programs in meeting workforce needs in transit, with a focus on operators.