Stakeholder Engagement Listening Sessions

Meeting Industry Needs:

Stakeholder Engagement Listening Sessions on FTA’s Workforce Development Strategic Plans

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Transit Workforce Center (TWC) will co-host three listening sessions to gather feedback on FTA’s National Workforce Development Strategic Plan. The listening sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about and comment on the goals and objectives of the strategic plan. The purpose of this plan is to support, strengthen, and help address the transit industry’s workforce development needs. Currently, the plan has five major goals:

  1. Worker Safety: Establish, strengthen, and expand initiatives and frontline worker training to support a safe and healthy work environment for transit workers.
  1. Workforce Investment: Support sustainable investment in transportation workforce development and planning, especially in areas that advance workforce-related diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.  
  2. Recruitment and Retention: Support the implementation of effective recruitment and retention initiatives to meet short- and long-term workforce needs. Develop career awareness and pipeline programs. Establish, strengthen, and expand initiatives that ensure a safe and healthy transit work environment with flexible scheduling, while advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workforce.  
  3. Skills Development and Career Advancement: Support programs and initiatives that build and enhance continuous training, education, and advancement opportunities across all occupations and for all workers. Focus on strengthening and increasing workforce diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. Provide guidance and a range of resources to create, support, and strengthen skills development initiatives for new technologies.     
  4. Workforce Metrics: Improve workforce development data and performance measures to assist transit agencies and other transit industry stakeholders in effective decision-making. Ensure sufficient and appropriate data is gathered to evaluate activities and outcomes related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. 

Please register for one of the following three listening sessions below. Additional details on the session format will be sent via email beforehand. All session times will occur in the Eastern Time zone:

About the Format for These Listening Sessions

Additional Information 

Listening Session Presentation Slides

Listening Session – April 4th
Listening Session- April 5th
Listening Session – April 7th