What does a Transportation Planner I do?
Transportation planners work alongside government agencies to help select and develop plans to organize mass transit. They create routes for community use, including walking, bicycling, busing, or by rail. They utilize engineering science and technology and consider the safety, environmental, and efficiency issues involved, including land use or infrastructure analysis. They allocate resources and develop projects, and they are responsible for identifying the needs, plans, estimates, and adherence to regulations.
Transportation planners write concise reports that describe features and available options while making recommendations. They answer inquiries from the public, environmental groups, government bodies and agencies, the business community, and any funding partners and liaise with stakeholders. Transportation managers model solutions and test actions before final implementation occurs and may be called upon to act as expert witnesses at a public inquiry. Transportation planners need a bachelor's degree in civil engineering or related fields.
Transportation Planner I Salaries
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Transportation Planner I Career Path
Learn how to become a Transportation Planner I, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
Transportation Planner I Insights
“Very good opportunities to work collaboratively across specialisms to give a competitive edge on projects.”
“I felt like the training was a little unorganized and at first there isn’t much to do so it was really boring.”
“They give you the tools to develop your career such as membership to professional institutions and outside training courses.”
“Initial high pay is attractive.”
“Good for entry level”
“Great people to work with”
“Good people to work with”
“Great Team to Work For”
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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a transportation planner i
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The most common qualifications to become a transportation planner i include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.