Also called: Planner, Planning Director, Seaport Planning Manager, Transportation Planner
In the Marine Corps: Distribution Management Specialist; Motor Transport Operations Chief
What they do:Prepare studies for proposed transportation projects. Gather, compile, and analyze data. Study the use and operation of transportation systems. Develop transportation models or simulations.
On the job, you would:
- 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.
Arts and Humanities
Safety and Government
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
Computer aided design CAD software
Map creation software
See more details at O*NET OnLine about transportation planners.