Utah DOT ‘Field Trip’ Entices Students To Explore Transportation Careers

With teams of secondary school students flocking to Park City, UT, to compete in the final round of the 2019 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials National Bridge Challenge competition – an event that is part of the organization’s annual spring meeting – the Utah Department of Transportation engaged in...

New Flyer and Robotic Research to Partner on Development of Autonomous Bus Technology

New Flyer of America Inc. (“New Flyer”), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), has entered into a partnership with Robotic Research, LLC (“Robotic Research”) to advance autonomous bus technology through developing and deploying advanced driver-assistance systems (“ADAS”) in heavy-duty transit bus applications. New Flyer invested over two years assessing...

How Effective is Your Career Pathways Advisory Board?

This discussion will focus on how to maximize the effectiveness of an advisory board to advance a transportation, or other, career path program. Hear from educators who have engaged, nurtured and maintained board involvement in the design, development and delivery of their program. Many instructors and administrators struggle with effectively...

Aging and in need of attention: America’s infrastructure and its 17 million workers

By now, you’re probably familiar with America’s infrastructure challenge. From clogged roads, to unsafe pipes, to limited broadband access, the list goes on. Concerns over infrastructure affordability, reliability, and overall investment also remain a constant. And despite potential infrastructure solutions coming from leaders in Washington, along the campaign trail and...

ArcBest CEO wins 2019 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award

Women In Trucking Association (WIT) today announced Judy R. McReynolds, chairman, president and chief executive officer of ArcBest, as the winner of the fifth annual Women In Trucking Association’s Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award (DWLA). McReynolds has been in the logistics and transportation industry for 28 years, including 21 at...

US Department of Transportation unveils pilot program for Veterans, Reservists

If you are fresh off military duty and looking for another career in the civilian workforce, a new program could be exactly what you are looking for. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced plans to accept applications for a new pilot program that will help certain Military members the ability to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Read more here!