Culture of Progressive Longitudinal Training in the Public Transit Industry

Bart, Edward, and Amber Reep. “Culture of progressive longitudinal training in the public transit industry: a contemporary model.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2328 (2013): 40-46.


Report Abstract:
Professional and workforce development is important to maintaining the safe and reliable operational integrity of the public transportation industry in the United States. Typically, trainings are provided to new employees and only intermittently after. Longitudinal training refers to progressive career training and professional development of employees. Longitudinal training supports career-long learning and can assist people in defining a meaningful career direction. This paper discusses longitudinal training and its benefits, influences, challenges, examples, and culture. Additionally, these factors are directly associated with new advances in technology, educational techniques, paradigms, and strategies for workforce and professional development.