Thursday, January 12, 2017

NCTCOG is Thinking About Autonomous Future

From the agenda of the Regional Mobility Council of the North Central Texas Council of Government on January 12, 2017:

"Vehicle technology is advancing that may result in the replacement of certified transit bus operators and truck drivers with commercial drivers' licenses. These employees could be replaced with lower qualified “pilots” or eliminated completely. Similar to previous North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) work with the aviation industry regarding airplane pilots, aircraft mechanics, and air traffic controllers, this item would initiate a conversation and advance a needs assessment that evaluates changes in these industries and possible implications to these employees. It is likely this initiative could be part of a larger coalition of other interested parties. It is anticipated that the RTC would engage the NCTCOG Workforce Development Board and companion boards of Dallas and Tarrant Counties."
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