In August 2008, the Transportation Learning Center (TLC or “the Center”) designed and conducted a comprehensive survey on the transit rail car mechanic population and their current training and certification practices based on recommendations from the TCRP E- 7 panel. The Center reached out to transit rail agency managers as well as their union counterparts to complete the online survey.
Research & Metrics
Entries tagged with: training
Tags: training, maintenance
This article discusses the joint training and apprenticeship system emerging in maintenance occupations in the American transit industry, its challenges and strategies to overcome them. The article reports on early results, including efforts to develop a consensus national framework for apprenticeship and training in transit maintenance.
Tags: transit, training, international, domestic
This working paper provides an initial overview of the findings from ongoing research at the Transportation Learning Center regarding strong industry-wide workforce development systems in six other countries and in several US industries.
The Measuring Up project goes beyond earlier research by showing that enhanced maintenance training through Pennsylvania’s statewide Keystone Transit Career Ladder Partnership has (1) raised the knowledge and skill levels of transit maintenance employees, (2) led to improved effectiveness in diagnostics and repair and (3) yielded significantly reduced maintenance costs and improved vehicle reliability.