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Launched in early 2020, the National Traction Power Training Consortium a four-year project that is developing ready-to-use training materials for upskilling new and experienced traction power technicians working in public transportation. The Consortium is a group of public transportation agencies that are members of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Within these agencies, traction power systems are also referred to as rail or train electrification systems. Each participating agency assigns two subject matter experts (SMEs) to advise instruction designers, provide content, and help shape the Consortium courses. As of June 2022, ten agencies are working with the International Transportation Learning Center on the Traction Power Consortium to develop 16 courses.