• TRB 100th Annual Meeting - A Virtual Event

      January 2021

    • Online Program


Annual Meeting Event Detail

Lectern Session 1576

Now Hiring: New Skills Needed to Meet Changing Demands in Transportation

Tuesday, January 14 3:45 PM- 5:30 PM ET
Hyun-A Park, Spy Pond Partners,
Nikola Ivanov, University of Maryland, College Park

Sponsored by:
Young Members Council (YMC) (Changed to Young Members Coordinating Council, A0010C, on 4/15/2020) (A0040T)

Advances in technology, improvements in data collection and analysis, shifts in public expectations, and an increased emphasis on innovation are changing the way transportation agencies do business. In order to meet these changing demands, transportation agencies need to build new skills and capabilities both within the workforce and at the organization level. This session focuses on identifying the new skills needed today and predicting additional skills and capabilities agencies will need in the future. The diverse panel of professionals will present their ideas and dialogue with the audience on the strategies agencies can use to fill the gaps in skills and prepare for the future.

No agenda available

Title Presentation Number
Why We Need Young Workers
Carlos Braceras, Utah Department of Transportation
New Technologies and the New Workforce
Randell Iwasaki, Amazon Web Services
Transit Agency Needs
Leslie Richards, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Recent Graduate Perspective
Hannah Groshong, Spy Pond Partners, LLC
Small Agency Perspective
Linsey Willis, Contra Costa Transportation Authority
Large Agency Perspective
Michael Nesbitt, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Transit Agency Perspective
K. Jade Clayton, Maryland Transit Administration

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