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Northeast Transportation Workforce Center

 The Northeast Transportation Workforce Center (NETWC), housed at the University of Vermont Transportation Research Center, in partnership with the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation at Rutgers University, serves an eleven-state region: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. NETWC activities facilitate communication across states and across agencies to leverage scarce resources, to share and build on promising programs, and to create new communities of practice to enhance the transportation workforce at all levels. Additionally, the Center seeks to address issues specific to its established national focus areas, which comprise:

·                Climate adaption

·                Alternative fuels

·                Under-represented groups in the transportation workforce

The NETWC is organized to make a significant contribution to ensuring the U.S. surface transportation system has a workforce that is resilient, skilled, efficient and effective in designing, operating, building and maintaining a 21st century transportation system that best supports the region and country’s social and economic vitality. In the Northeast the Center works to build strategic partnerships and engage regional and national stakeholders to advance strategies to grow a skilled and career-ready transportation workforce serving the needs of the region.  The Northeast has some of the nation’s densest populations (but also extensive rural areas) and oldest infrastructure, that must serve growing needs for moving freight along key corridors, ports for shipping and multiple modes to meet passenger demands.  The Center’s primary role is helping coordinate existing programs and resources within the region to create synergies to address priority workforce development initiatives to grow the transportation workforce.

Point of Contact:  Glenn McRae, PhD, Director, NETWC at the University of Vermont

Farrell Hall 110, 210 Colchester Ave.  Burlington, VT 05405

Phone: 802-656-1317    Email:  [email protected]


Compendium of programs link: NETWC Compendium