About This Career Path
Prepare studies for proposed transportation projects. Gather, compile, and analyze data. Study the use and operation of transportation systems. Develop transportation models or simulations.
Current Available Jobs
Projected job openings through 2024
Recommend transportation system improvements or projects, based on economic, population, land-use, or traffic projections.
Define regional or local transportation planning problems or priorities.
Participate in public meetings or hearings to explain planning proposals, to gather feedback from those affected by projects, or to achieve consensus on project designs.
Design transportation surveys to identify areas of public concern.
Interpret data from traffic modeling software, geographic information systems, or associated databases.
Prepare reports or recommendations on transportation planning.
Design new or improved transport infrastructure, such as junction improvements, pedestrian projects, bus facilities, or car parking areas.
Analyze information related to transportation, such as land use policies, environmental impact of projects, or long-range planning needs.
Collaborate with engineers to research, analyze, or resolve complex transportation design issues.
Evaluate transportation project needs or costs.
Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.
Engineering and Technology
Customer and Personal Service
Complex Problem Solving
Fluency of Ideas
(STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics