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Unfinished Business: The Importance of Human Resources to National Transit Asset Management Program Development and Transit Safety Performance

The following article was authored by Beverly A. Scott, Ph.D., a Mineta Transportation Institute Research Associate.

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Safeguarding Our Most Valuable Asset – The Public Transportation Workforce

Failure to address human capital assets risky for safety and performance 

San Jose, CA – November 14, 2016 – Human resources represent the largest ongoing expenditure for public transit agencies, yet transit asset management plans routinely ignore this critical issue. The Mineta Transportation Institute’s latest Transit Perspective, a regular series from thought leaders in the transportation community, looks at the importance of human resources to National Transit Asset Management Program development and transit safety performance. Perspective-author, MTI Research Associate Dr. Beverly Scott, argues that the common practice of a singular focus on physical assets to the exclusion of human and other factors is, at best, a partial approach. Scott, a distinguished leader in transportation workforce development, penned the MTI perspective: Unfinished Business: The Importance of Human Resources to National Transit Asset Management Program Development and Transit Safety Performance.

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“DJC Women of Vision event draws record crowd”

By: DJC Staff in Scrolling Box October 27, 2016

More than 500 people gathered in the fourth-floor ballroom of the Sentinel Hotel on Wednesday to honor the 37 women named as this year’s Women of Vision award winners by the Daily Journal of Commerce.

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APTA Annual Conference 2016: “Transforming Lives and Communities” Panel

Panel discussion from the 2016 APTA Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA on September 12, 2016. The panel was moderated by Dr. Beverly Scott from Beverly Scott Associates LLC. The panel featured:

Phil Washington, CEO of Metro Los Angeles
Dorval Carter, President, Chicago Transit Authority
Stephanie J. Jones, Senior Counselor to U.S. Secretary of Transportation and Chief Opportunities Officer
Patrick Scully, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Motor Coach Industries
Elizabeth Bunn , Director, Organizing Department, AFL-CIO (national)
Kristian Mendoza, IBEW Steward, IBEW 11 at Kinkisharyo’s Palmdale, CA Facility

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“Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion” – The Remix Conference 2016, Keynote

The Remix Conference, 2016 | Celebrating the art and science of transit planning, in cities big and small.

FULL VIDEO: “Equity, opportunity, and inclusion” – leveraging transportation to improve people’s lives and strengthen communities – Dr. Beverly Scott (The Remix Conference 2016, Keynote) 

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Sustainability

Investment in smart, equitable, resilient infrastructure is key to achieving healthy and sustainable outcomes for people and communities.  Serious community engagement, education, advocacy and action are important to achieving change.

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Equity and Inclusion

ADVOCACY and CIVIC ENGAGEMENT for public policies, practices and investments that deliver a “triple bottom line” — high quality infrastructure, good jobs and business opportunities – with inclusivity for traditionally underutilized groups.

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Workforce Solutions and Results

Improving the safety, reliability, and overall performance of American infrastructure and services through “people development and investment” at all levels – building and strengthening labor-management, business, educational, philanthropic and community partnerships.

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U.S. INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT – TRANSFORMING LIVES AND COMMUNITIES

U.S. INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT – TRANSFORMING LIVES AND COMMUNITIES

(Beverly A. Scott, Ph. D.,)

Our nation’s critical infrastructure is crumbling. New investments in smart, sustainable, resilient infrastructure are desperately needed across the United States – a fact that has been more than well-documented and reported. Notwithstanding, bit by bit, we are losing our American focus on quality; and, with it, our overall standard of living and global competitive position.

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Transportation Affirmatives: Scott Lends Wisdom to Groundbreaking Book on Women in Transportation

Transportation Affirmatives: Scott Lends Wisdom to Groundbreaking Book on Women in Transportation

She tells it like it was…and it is. Dr. Beverly Scott, CEO of Beverly Scott Associates, joined several female transportation luminaries by contributing to Boots on the Ground, Flats in the Boardroom: Transportation Women Tell Their Stories. And she had a great deal to contribute. Current National Infrastructure Advisory Council vice-chair, past APTA chair, former GM/CEO at four transit agencies, first female and former NYCTA vice president heading NYC bus service in the five boroughs and Staten Island rail, Scott has also lead several major transit systems in her career. Overcoming prejudice, injustice, and a host of great challenges, Scott handled myriad issues—both popular and not—with great aplomb and creativity. And she tells all in Boots on the Ground, Flats in the Boardroom. Read it to discover Scott’s indelible contribution.

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