We have both an infrastructure and an inequality crisis in our country. For “America to be great again”, we need to urgently attack both problems. For starters, national infrastructure investment cannot be self-regulating; or, simply left to the open market. It must be strategically leveraged in the public interest; and intentionally directed to achieve shared prosperity and equitable outcomes for all Americans.
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.
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
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.