November 9, 2009
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Webcast to Offer New Perspectives on Transit Workers
APTA is hosting a two-hour webcast on the future of the public transit workforce Nov. 10 from the campus of Morgan State University in Baltimore.
The program, “Investing in the Future of Public Transportation: New Workers, New Perspectives,” begins at 11 a.m. Eastern time.
This live webcast will bring together invited representatives of transit organizations, students, educational institutions, and key stakeholder groups from both the private and public sectors to engage in dialogue about why fewer students are setting their sights on careers in public transportation. The speakers will provide a fresh perspective of the challenges facing agencies and organizations in the years ahead as the baby boomer generation retires and the look of the industry changes.
Doran Barnes, APTA vice chair-human resources and chair of the APTA Blue Ribbon Panel on Workforce Development, will moderate the discussion.
Scheduled presenters include:
* DeVera Y. Redmond, small business specialist, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), U.S. DOT;
* Ethel Roy, director of human resources client services, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority;
* Jeff Rosenberg, legislative director, Amalgamated Transit Union, AFL-CIO/CLC;
* Jill Hough, Ph.D., program director, Small Urban & Rural Transit Center, North Dakota State University;
* Joel M. Volinski, director, National Center for Transit Research Center for Urban Transportation Research/College of Engineering, University of South Florida;
* Lydia Mercado, university programs specialist, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, U.S. DOT; and
* Students from North Dakota State University, Morgan State University, University of South Florida, and other university transportation centers and universities.
The fee for this event is $195 per connection for both APTA members and non-members; many individuals can participate from a single computer. To register, click here.
AECOM and Bombardier Transportation are sponsoring the webcast. More information is available from Starleetah Gaddis.