Transportation is a People-Centered Issue

JIM TYMON, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR There are several critical workforce challenges facing the U.S. transportation sector today and state departments of transportation are taking steps to “sound the alarm” about the situation. Roger Millar, secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation, provided...

Environmental Career Path Profiles

Many environmental fields contribute to planning, building, and operating a sustainable transportation network. The people who bring these skills and their passion to work in transportation organizations help to mitigate the environmental impacts of our expansive mobility, and identify, design and operate new mobility systems for the future. Below you...

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?

Many instructors and administrators struggle with effectively building and using advisory boards. Many do not know how to get started or how to find good advisory board members. Often, once they have identified members, they don’t know how to effectively engage and retain them. Participants will be encouraged, before the...

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!