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Transportation Research Board's late summer conference to tackle rail worker recruiting, training issues

On Sept. 15 and 16, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) will conduct a seminar on recruiting, training and retaining workers in the rail industry at the National Academies of Science Beckman Conference Center in Irvine, Calif.

Entitled “Investing in Human Capital: Selection, Training and Work Socialization in the Railroad Industry,” the conference will address hiring issues surrounding the recent influx of new employees in the rail industry, especially train and engine-service workers. The event will feature presentations on hiring selection, training and workplace socialization, and small breakout sessions on a variety of topics.

For more information, contact Stephen Reinach, taskforce chair and Foster-Miller Inc. senior engineer, at 781-684-4259 or; or Stephen Popkin, conference coordinator, at 617-494-3532 or; or visit

A division of the National Research Council, the TRB promotes transportation research.

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