Xinge Wang is the Deputy Director of the Transportation Learning Center. Ms. Wang is one of this country’s leading experts on workforce demand, training capacity, and future projections of workforce needs. 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 also the key researcher and co-author on many projects funded by the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) focusing on transit workforce development, including Building a Joint System of Qualification for Transit Rail Car Technicians; National Training & Certification for Transit Vehicle Maintenance Instructors; Transit Training Practices; Improving Bus Operator Health, Wellness, and Retention; and Improving Public Transportation Safety Culture. Teaming with the other Center staff, she has managed multiple projects funded by the Federal Transit Administration, including the National Training Consortia for Elevator and Escalator, Transit Signals and Rail Car Maintenance, leveraging industry resources to develop standards-based training curriculum and instruction-ready courseware. More recently under the DOL Transit Apprenticeship Initiative, she is working with transit agencies and their local unions on developing and implementing standards-based apprenticeship programs for transit frontline occupations. She also provides consultation to partners involved in Chicago Transit Authority’s procurement of rail rolling stock and establishment of the new CRRC rail manufacturing facility outside of Chicago.