Impact of Legislative Mandates on Transportation Workforce Capacity

Publisher: USDOT
Publication Year: 2005
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Resource Summary: This report by California State University for the USDOT seeks to identify the impact of transportation industry future workforce challenges. It is concerned with retirement and a lack of trained personnel in fields such as engineering, construction management, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS). The research will identify and quantify the impact of this on metropolitan level planning agencies and build upon research assessing the changes in job functions and use of outsourcing to complete the SCS at MPOs in California. Findings will contribute to knowledge of workforce development needs as well as the potential for policy responses at the federal, state and local level.

Change Forces
  • Changing Demographics
  • Efficient Use of Existing Capacity
  • Experience Gap
  • IT
  • Legislation, Regulation, and Funding
  • Multi-Modal Emphasis
  • New Regulations
  • O&M Focus
  • Partnerships
  • Public Expectations
  • Shift in Role and Focus
  • Sustainability
  • Technology Advancement
  • Transportation System Management
  • Workforce Evolution
  • Aligning Skills to Needs
  • Attracting and Retaining
  • Efficiency and Decision Support
  • New Candidate Pools
  • New Generation of Workers
  • New Skills
  • Operations Focus
  • Project Management
  • Shifting Responsibilities
  • Systems Engineering
  • Technology Adoption
  • Younger Employees
  • Workforce Management
  • Technologies
  • Succession Planning
  • Recruiting and Retention
  • Professional Development
  • Performance and Change Management
  • Organizational Management
  • Mentoring
  • Knowledge Management
  • Knowledge Dissemination
  • Information and Data Management
  • Governance