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Xinge Wang is the Deputy Director of the International Transportation Learning Center and the newly established Transit Workforce Center. She is one of this country’s leading experts on workforce demand, training capacity, and future projections of workforce needs in the transportation industry, particularly public transportation. In 2015, Ms. Wang led the joint research effort of US Department of Transportation, Education and Labor to identify the future workforce needs to strengthen skills training and career pathways of the transportation industry. She has been the key researcher and co-author on many projects funded by US DOT and the Transit Cooperative Research Program focusing on transit workforce development, and author of Preparing the Public Transportation Workforce for the New Mobility World in Empowering the New Mobility Workforce (2019). Ms. Wang has also managed the National Training Consortiums developing standards-based training curriculum for frontline technicians in transit and commuter rail agencies. Under the DOL Transit Apprenticeship Initiative, she worked with transit agencies and their local unions on developing and implementing apprenticeship programs for transit operations and maintenance occupations.
Ms. Wang received her Master of Science degree in Industrial Relations and Human Resources from the Pennsylvania State University. In 2017, Mass Transit Magazine recognized her as one of the Top 40 under 40 in public transportation.