Challenge

Recruit and retain CDL drivers and diesel mechanics to fill Longview Transit maintenance positions.

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fixed route and paratransit service

$1.5 million

transfer center under way

Solution

RATP Dev established a student/intern program to provide hands-on experience to students that also provides Longview Transit part-time maintenance assistance.  To bolster the program, RATP Dev's local Director of Maintenance became a member of the advisory board for the school of diesel mechanics at the community college to identify potential students early in the cycle when they seek valuable internship experience. 

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