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Transportation Planners
District Of Columbia

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Prepare studies for proposed transportation projects. Gather, compile, and analyze data. Study the use and operation of transportation systems. Develop transportation models or simulations.

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Currently Employed: 3,942

Projected Annual Job Openings: 200

Typical Hourly Wage: $35.99 - $52.26

Typical Annual Salary: $74,900 - $108,700

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Prepare reports or recommendations on transportation planning.
  • Recommend transportation system improvements or projects, based on economic, population, land-use or traffic projections.
  • 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.
  • Define regional or local transportation planning problems or priorities.
  • Analyze and interpret data from traffic modeling software, geographic information systems, or associated databases.
  • Document and evaluate transportation project needs and costs.
  • Review development plans for transportation system effects, infrastructure requirements, or compliance with applicable transportation regulations.
  • Develop design ideas for new or improved transport infrastructure, such as junction improvements, pedestrian projects, bus facilities, and car parking areas.
  • Produce environmental documents, such as environmental assessments or environmental impact statements.
  • Collaborate with engineers to research, analyze, or resolve complex transportation design issues.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital image printers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Special purpose telephones

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Map creation software
  • Office suite software
  • Project management software

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