Innovative Transit Workforce Development Projects of 2012: Summative Evaluation

The US Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) believe that human capital is as important as physical capital. To help address transit workforce challenges, in 2012 FTA funded 16 innovative transit workforce development projects. In 2016, FTA engaged Axiom Corporation to conduct a summative evaluation of these projects to gauge effectiveness against proposed goals and assess if further Federal investment was warranted. Axiom conducted document review and structured interviews with participants from 14 projects. Overall, the program successfully identified promising approaches for workforce development. Of the 14 projects at the time of this report, 8 were recommended for further investment, 5 were somewhat recommended for investment, and 1 was not recommended. In total, 66% of all project goals were met or exceeded, 25% were unmet, and the rest were indeterminate. Collectively, the projects introduced more than 44,000 youth to transit careers and provided technical training to more than 800 incumbents, with 465 certifications earned. Another 400 participants received pre-employment training, almost 90 were employed, and 40 interns were hired. In addition, 18 training courses and 2 apprenticeship programs were created. Cross-project conclusions and recommendations are offered.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: 2012-2018
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 157p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01698784
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FTA Report No. 0128
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 13 2019 3:55PM