CAREER

Transportation Planners

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$87,260

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+0.8% (little or no change)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree

Career

What Transportation Planners 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.

Other Job Titles Transportation Planners May Have

Planner, Transportation Analyst, Transportation Planner

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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.

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