ERIC Number: ED377364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Regional Approach to Rail Transit Training for the New York Metropolitan Area. Final Report.
McKnight, Claire E.; Rotter, Naomi
A study examined the feasibility of a regional approach to rail transit training in the New York metropolitan area. First, case studies were collected to document existing training practices at the five agencies currently responsible for training rail transit workers in the New York metropolitan area and to identify mutual training needs that could be addressed on a regional basis. Next, innovative approaches used by other agencies were reviewed and possible means of sharing training were determined. Information obtained from interviews with personnel and reviews of various documents established 15 skills/skill areas in which at least 2 of the 5 agencies needed or wanted to expand training. Several agencies also wanted to expand their training capabilities through the use of new educational technologies but had been prevented from doing so by budget constraints. The following were recommended as feasible ways of adopting a regional approach to rail transit training: periodic meetings of training managers to discuss current problems/solutions; exchange of training course catalogs and cross-registration; joint development of training material; joint application for grants from the Departments of Labor, Transportation, and Education; and collaboration with community colleges as a group to develop rail-related courses. (MN)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Articulation (Education), Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Planning, Driver Education, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Practices, Feasibility Studies, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Rail Transportation, Regional Planning, Unions, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Transportation, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: New York