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December 1, 2008

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APTA Chair Convenes Blue-Ribbon Panel on Workforce Development

APTA Chair Beverly A. Scott, General Manager of Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, has established a one-year, blue-ribbon panel tasked with promoting workforce development in the public transportation industry.  It will include experts from the industry’s public and private sectors, as well as representatives from labor unions, academia, and the next generation of APTA leaders.

Its first meeting will be Friday, December 5, in New York, hosted by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.  The group will report to Doran Barnes, APTA Vice Chair - Human Resources, and CEO, Foothill Transit in West Covina, CA.

Projects it will undertake include a survey of professional development needs in the public transportation industry.  It will also develop a professional certification and credentialing program for the industry and a training curriculum for transit governing boards. To support the panel’s work, a group of subject matter experts will participate in this initiative. The panel will update the APTA Executive Committee at its March 7, 2009, meeting.

The blue-ribbon panel will continue the work of its predecessor, which Scott co-chaired—the Workforce Development Initiative Task Force (WDI), whose report and recommendations the Executive Committee approved in 2003 and which the new panel will review in the course of its activities. The formation of this new panel is in response to the TransitVision 2050 report and the recently approved authorization recommendations, which emphasize workforce development needs.

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