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Human Capital Challenge

How do we best utilize human capital resources?

NYC regional transit agencies, along with other public transportation agencies across North America, are facing a workforce shortage. To meet service needs, agencies are seeking tools to improve employee recruitment and retention through the Human Capital Challenge.  

Technologies may include:

  • Enhanced training tools to speed up and improve the hiring and onboarding process.  

  • Tools to help recruit and retain operations staff, especially those with Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL). 

  • Tools to communicate long-term career paths within agencies. 

  • Upskilling and training tools for both technical and soft skills to invest in current employees. 

  • Tools to empower employees by tracking and communicating productivity. 

  • Tools for workforce and succession planning. 

  • Tools to improve conductor and bus driver safety. 

NYC regional transit agencies, along with other public transportation agencies across North America, are facing a workforce shortage. To meet service needs, agencies are seeking tools to improve employee recruitment and retention through the Human Capital Challenge.  

Technologies may include:

  • Enhanced training tools to speed up and improve the hiring and onboarding process.  
  • Tools to help recruit and retain operations staff, especially those with Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL). 
  • Tools to communicate long-term career paths within agencies. 
    Upskilling and training tools for both technical and soft skills to invest in current employees. 
  • Tools to empower employees by tracking and communicating productivity. 
  • Tools for workforce and succession planning. 
  • Tools to improve conductor and bus driver safety. 

How the Transit Tech Lab Works

The Transit Tech Lab offers growth-stage companies the opportunity to pilot innovative solutions with the nation’s largest public transit system. Applicants have the opportunity to deploy solutions with public agencies, access funded pilots, and collaborate with subject matter experts in their field.

Info Sessions

Register for an upcoming info session about the Transit Tech Lab, application process and what you can expect from this year's program.

Info Session 2
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 1:00pm ET
Register

Watch Info Session 1
Recorded Thursday, January 19, 2023

Timeline 

March 2, 2023
Applications Due

March 29-31, 2023
Pitch Day & Demo Day (In-Person Event)

May 1, 2023
Proof-of-Concepts Begin

May 30-31, 2023
Mid-Point Check-Ins and Leadership Meetings (In-Person Event)

June 26-28, 2023
Final Presentations and Pilot Selections (In-Person Event)

October 9, 2023
One-Year Pilots Begin

 

Partners

Transit agency participants in the Human Capital Challenge include:

  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
  • NJ TRANSIT
  • New York City Department of Transportation
  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

How the Transit Tech Lab Works

The Transit Tech Lab offers growth-stage companies the opportunity to pilot innovative solutions with the nation’s largest public transit system. Applicants have the opportunity to deploy solutions with public agencies, access funded pilots, and collaborate with subject matter experts in their field.

 

 

Info Sessions

Registration will open soon for upcoming info sessions about the Transit Tech Lab, application process and what you can expect from this year's program.

Info Session 1
Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 1:00pm ET
Register

Info Session 2
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 1:00pm ET

 

 

Timeline 

March 2, 2023
Applications Due

March 29-31, 2023
Pitch Day & Demo Day (In-Person Event)

May 1, 2023
Proof-of-Concepts Begin

May 29-31, 2023
Mid-Point Check-Ins and Leadership Meetings (In-Person Event)

June 26-28, 2023
Final Presentations and Pilot Selections (In-Person Event)

October 9, 2023
One-Year Pilots Begin

 

 

Partners

Transit agency participants in the Human Capital Challenge include:

  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
  • NJ TRANSIT
  • New York City Department of Transportation
  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Timeline 

March 2, 2023
Applications Due

March 29-31, 2023
Pitch Day & Demo Day (In-Person Event)

May 1, 2023
Proof-of-Concepts Begin

May 29-31, 2023
Mid-Point Check-Ins and Leadership Meetings (In-Person Event)

June 26-28, 2023
Final Presentations and Pilot Selections (In-Person Event)

October 9, 2023
One-Year Pilots Begin

 

 

Partners

Transit agency participants in the Human Capital Challenge include:

  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
  • NJ TRANSIT
  • New York City Department of Transportation
  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
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Resources

See Frequently Asked Questions

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NYCT Employment Operation Technology Need: Description of technology needed by MTA Employment operations group

 

Terms & Conditions

Please review our Terms & Conditions which govern participation in the Transit Tech Lab.

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