Quick Takes: Future-Proofing a Diverse Transit Workforce (TRANSform 2023)

Recorded On: 10/10/2023

In July of 2023, new research was released on the necessity of robust and sophisticated internal agency departments, like Human Resources, to function less as “support departments” but instead as vital pieces necessary to solve the lingering transit workforce gap. In collaboration with WTS, this general session will feature transit executives, private sector thought leaders, and non-profit stakeholders, who will detail the opportunities and challenges in building and sustaining a diverse and dedicated transit workforce in a shifting labor market.

TCRP Report 148: Practical Resources for Recruiting Minorities for Chief Executive Officers at Public Transportation Agencies | The National Academies Press

TCRP Report 228: Resource Guide for Improving Diversity and Inclusion Programs for the Public Transportation Industry | The National Academies Press

  • Sara M. Stickler, President & CEO, Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS)
  • Jannet Walker-Ford, Senior Vice President & National Transit & Rail Business Line Leader, WSP USA  
  • Tatia Harris, Chief Culture Officer, METRO Regional Transit Authority
  • Nadine Lee, President & CEO, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
  • Veronica Vanterpool, Deputy Administrator, Federal Transit Administration
  • Michele Wong Krause, Chair, APTA; Chair, Board of Directors, Dallas Area Rapid Transit


Quick Takes
Recorded 10/10/2023  |  73 minutes
Recorded 10/10/2023  |  73 minutes