Reports and publications by transit industry partners and research agencies.
The presentation focuses on the results of an analysis of options for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to convert its fleet to “Zero Emission” or “Near-Zero Emission” buses. The analysis compared the costs and emission benefits of converting the entire 2,194 bus Metro transit fleet from conventional CNG buses to electric buses, fuel cell buses, or Low-NOx CNG buses operated on renewable natural gas.
For almost 15 years, APTA's process for selecting reliable, safe, and customer-oriented bus operators has benefited transit systems nationwide. The Bus Operator Selection System (BOSS) was researched and developed with the firm of EB Jacobs, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and APTA-member transit system CEOs and training directors. The end result – the most reliable source in operator selection today.
As we face the complex challenges of today's Transit environment, it becomes increasingly crucial that we examine our own behaviors as it relates to helping our organizations succeed. Supervisors must learn how to lead others rather than do the work themselves. In addition, they must earn trust and respect in order to motivate, and strike the right balance between delegation and control.
This program is held in conjunction with APTA conferences. It provides a unique training and educational opportunity for the transit managers and supervisors who hold mid-level positions in transit organizations. This course offering will provide participants with skills necessary to lead, manage, and supervise from the middle of the organization.
The course is designed to provide transit supervisors with a better understanding of their role. Whether they are new to supervision, or are an experienced supervisor and are interested in broadening their skillset, participants will learn strategies for dealing with common challenges, and will acquire the skills necessary to avoid future problems
This course is tailored specifically for mid-level managers in public transportation agencies and companies that serve the transit industry. The program's goals focus around expanding knowledge across all transportation modes, enhancing management skills, identifying leadership strengths, broadening peer support systems and knowledge of public transportation agencies, private sector partners, union leadership, and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
We encourage APTA members to review the range of trainings and professional development opportunities provided by some of our industry partners and colleagues. Click "Learn More" to find out several other national organizations who provide additional programs in these areas.
APTA partner agency programs offering several e-learning and employee engagement opportunities and platforms.
APTA partner agency programs for youth and students including internships, summer schools, and vocational training.
APTA partner agency programs for frontline personnel including apprenticeships, safety, transit maintenance, and career development.
APTA partner agency programs for emerging transit professionals including manager-in-training, management development, and mentorship.
APTA partner agency programs for existing and aspiring transit managers and supervisors covering a broad range of topics in leadership development, supervisory skills, and career advancement.
APTA partner agency programs for senior leaders offering courses in management, operations, and best practices.
Programs and resources that introduce K to higher-ed students and youth to careers in public transit.
Programs and resources for frontline personnel in the public transportation industry.
Programs and resources for early career professionals new to the public transportation industry.
Programs and resources for managers and supervisors in the public transportation industry.
Programs and resources for senior leaders in the public transportation industry.
Professional development sessions for transportation board members and CEOs in areas such as planning, policy, governance, ethics, safety, security, legislation, funding, finance, and other issues.
E-Learning courses offered by APTA, including Critical Conversations, Deputy CEO & Executive training, and Rail Training.
Workforce development programs developed by APTA regional partner agencies. The examples range from frontline worker development resources and executive programs, to strategies for overall employee retainment. These resources are provided both as a sample of the opportunities available to transit workers, and as model programs for agencies attempting to develop their own training and development initiatives. The valuable local and regional programs detailed in the links below demonstrate our industry-wide commitment to developing the transportation workforce.
Workforce development related resources and publications from APTA and industry partners [...]
APTA programs, projects, conferences, and related workforce-development initiatives.
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