Research Project: The Effects of Vehicle Automation on the Public Transportation Workforce
TTI researchers are leading the Transit Cooperative Research Program study, The Effects of Vehicle Automation on the Public Transportation Workforce. The study aims to identify likely transit automation use cases, analyze each use case’s potential impacts on the public transportation workforce, and identify clusters of strategies to prepare the workforce for and to mitigate negative impacts of transit vehicle automation.
Automated vehicle technology is already being used in public transit and could have a significant future role: from automated bus yard operations to automated shuttles to even automated bus rapid transit and local bus service. However, there are many uncertainties regarding how automation will be applied and how operational and workforce impacts will be handled. These uncertainties are largely influenced by choices that will be made by industry decision-makers.
Register Now for Upcoming Webinars to Influence Research in Progress
The TTI research team is holding two interactive industry webinars to collect data from transportation representatives on the most likely choices that will be made by industry decision-makers. (For example, will automated shuttles most likely expand transit service coverage or be used to replace unproductive service? Or both?)
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about potential transit automation use cases, hear about likely workforce impacts, and respond to live polls that will influence what options get implemented by the research team when forecasting automation’s impacts on the public transportation workforce.
The webinars will be held on:
- Tuesday, June 16, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (CST). | Register Now
- Thursday, June 18, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (CST). | Register Now
Attend one of these webinars to have your voice heard and to influence this important research! Attendance is encouraged from transportation industry representatives with a variety of perspectives and backgrounds.
Questions about the research or the webinars should be directed to Michael J. Walk, the Principal Investigator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.