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APTA’s Bus Technical Maintenance Committee and Clean Propulsion Committee will present quarterly webinars discussing the latest hot issues and topics related to Bus maintenance.
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Those who work within the areas of employee recruitment, retention, training, and development who want to build a network and share best practices and resources. The OD Workshops are held regionally because we recognize that oftentimes OD Practitioners do not have the opportunity to travel to national conferences.
Featuring the recipients of the FTA’s Innovative Public Transportation Workforce Development grants: FTA Report No. 0096
Reports and publications by transit industry partners and research agencies.
APTA established this task force in 2001 to address the current and future workforce needs for the industry. The final report and recommendations of the task force were approved in September 2003, including "mainstreaming" workforce development into APTA's programs, activities and committees. The report remains a vital resource for the industry.
TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Research Report 194: Knowledge Management Resource to Support Strategic Workforce Development for Transit Agencies explores the importance of knowledge management (KM), which is an organization’s process for collecting, storing, and sharing organizational information and knowledge, and provides guidance on implementing KM strategies in transit agencies. In addition, the guidance includes action plans for developing particular aspects of KM, analysis of KM strategies at several transit agencies, and a catalog of KM technology tools and resources.
The VCN is a resource for those seeking information on frontline transit industry jobs and related skills in operations, maintenance, facilities, and administration. The VCN also lets a job seeker find out where to go locally for related courses and training, as well as helps one access information about financial aid opportunities. Most importantly, the VCN helps identify many transit job openings in your area and across the country.
The National Transit Curriculum is an introductory college level course, consisting of a set of modules designed by representatives of a number of transit agencies and universities. Each of these modules can be taught individually, but together they form a comprehensive curriculum that gives a valuable perspective on the transit industry. The curriculum is free of charge, and can be requested through the above link.
APTA’s Human Resources Committee, now formally known as the Workforce Development Committee, and the Marketing and Communications Committees joined forces to produce a YouTube video that speaks to the next generation workforce.
As technologies advance and are steadily incorporated into the operations of transportation industries, workforce needs evolve at increasingly progressive rate across all levels. Technological impacts are widespread and create internal and external demands on both public and private sector agencies, businesses, and institutions. This webinar’s objective is to identify the impact advanced technologies have on the transportation industry.
This webinar series tackles some of the most pressing issues facing the future of the transportation industry. Diversity within the workforce, cultural change, and community engagement.
This webinar series began in September 2015. It addressed a broad spectrum of workforce needs ranging from partnerships to safety.
This webinar series provides insights into the resources, programs, best practices, and opportunities that support the various needs of those serving in frontline positions.
FAST Act Webinars
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.
Are you having a lot jump starts because of dead batteries caused by things like battery drain from parasitic loads and long weekends where buses are just parked? This webinar will talk about a solution that MTA in Baltimore has had success with by installing solar battery chargers. Benefits include lower costs and longer battery life.
In this webinar battery experts from the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory provide information on battery technologies with potential use in HDEVs, particularly city transit buses.
This is a two part 60-minute webinar series that will feature Disc Brake periodic inspection with the wheels-on and wheel-off for transit vehicles. Periodic inspection of the disc brake system will ensure proper and reliable operation.
For APTA DBE and Small Business Members - This webinar was created to provide business members going to their first APTA conference with ideas on how to create a business strategy for the conference, tips about what to expect when they get there. It also provides information on the opportunities and resources that APTA provides to its members. The webinar is a project of the Business Member Small Business Committee.
This webinar from March 26, 2013, explores the differences between the budget, appropriations and authorization processes, anticipated timelines, the impact of sequestration and fiscal cliff debates and more. In addition, we look at how federal budget decisions trickle down to the state level, particularly in the MAP-21 implementation environment. Finally, we'll touch on Congressional debate over tax reform and efforts to increase federal revenue. To find out how all the current budget proposals (and their outcomes) may impact APTA business members and other public transportation supporters, watch this webinar.