APTA Transit Workforce Shortage Report

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) recently published a Transit Workforce Shortage Report which addresses the crisis of operator and mechanic shortages across North America. This crisis has strained budgets and forced agencies to reduce service.

The Transit Workforce Shortage Study builds a framework to better understand the workforce shortage’s causes and provides best practices for recruiting, hiring, and retaining transit operations workers.

This comprehensive and relevant report sheds light on the complexity of the issue and the overarching lessons learned. 

Transit Choices is committed to supporting MDOT MTA’s efforts to both attract new applicants and retain existing employees. We believe the number one problem in creating a reliable transit system is to address the operator shortage issue.

Thank you.