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Job Alert: Principal Transportation Planner (Ops. Planning Division) – MTA @ New York City

April 15, 2014 at 5:54 pm


MTA-NYCT is hiring a Principal Transportation Planner in the Operations Planning Division. Applications are due by May 5, 2014.

The position will be responsible for helping to plan long-term changes to the NYC bus route network.  The incumbent will develop and maintain a database of service and ridership information for planning purposes, prepare reports recommending new or restructured bus routes and services, including ridership projections, customer and operations impacts, and operating costs.  The position may also assist in the analysis and management of various long-range planning studies, such as Alternatives Analyses and Environmental Impact Statements and coordination with other NYCT departments, other MTA agencies, and external contacts.  The successful candidate is expected to do field work throughout New York City and to represent NYC Transit at public meeting, sometimes not during normal business hours.  A NYS driver’s license is required for this position.

Education & Experience:

Bachelors degree in Engineering, Urban Studies, Geography, Transportation Science, Urban Planning, Economics, Business, Public Administration, Political Science or related field and five years of full time paid experience in transportation operations planning, schedule or operations.

Desired Skills:

Excellent writing, communication and graphics presentation skills, proficiency in technical writing and data analysis are required.  Knowledge of the New York City Transit system and New York City are highly desirable.  Previous experience in transportation planning for a large, multimodal transit agency is highly desirable.  Knowledge of transportation planning software such as TransCad, ArcView, MapInfo and Auto-Turn.

Apply here or search listings at http://web.mta.info/mta/employment/employment_out.html

via YPTransportation

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Job Alert: Transportation Planner / Analyst – Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) @ San Francisco, CA

April 15, 2014 at 5:22 pm


The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has an exciting job opportunity for a bright, self-motivated individual with expertise in transportation planning, transportation engineering, public policy, or economics. As part of MTC’s performance-based planning team, this Transportation Planner/Analyst position will help answer critical regional policy questions by analyzing transportation projects and evaluating planning scenarios. Using quantitative and qualitative methodologies – including benefit-cost and economic impact analyses – this position will help to address policy challenges including:
·         How can the region best invest in BART to prepare it for decades of projected ridership growth? Which extensions should be constructed (if any) and what reinvestments should be made into the core of the existing system?
·         Can we most effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions by pursuing auto-based solutions, such as subsidizing electric vehicles or improving signal timing? Or should we put a greater emphasis on shifting individuals’ mode choices to public transit, walking, and bicycling? Which projects will help us most efficiently pursue either solution?
·         Should the region pivot from transportation megaprojects to smaller, more localized investments (such as bus rapid transit lines)? Where in the region might this be a cost-effective approach, and if so, how do we fund these smaller, less visible investments?
·         What will it take to boost Muni reliability – increased frequencies, dedicated lanes, new transit vehicles, technology-based solutions, or all of the above? And how much will this really cost?
·         Are we striking the right balance between maintaining our existing system and building new infrastructure to serve rapidly growing areas? Are there innovative policies or projects that would boost the cost-effectiveness of existing investments into the transportation system?
This full-time position pays $35.00 to $50.00 per hour (depending on qualifications) and includes an attractive benefits package.Applications are due by May 7, 2014 – for more information and to start your application, go to:https://www.calopps.org/ViewAgencyJob.cfm?ID=17094&kw=Planner.
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FREE Webinar: How Airline Pricing Works – April 16 @ 1PM-2PM

April 10, 2014 at 5:00 pm


Airline pricing webinar – April 16, 2014

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Job Alert: Consultant, Strategic Consulting – Parsons Brinckerhoff @ Washington, DC

April 8, 2014 at 5:10 pm


Parsons Brinckerhoff is currently recruiting a Consultant to join the Strategic Consulting team preferably in their Washington, DC office. They are looking for candidates with demonstrated interest in transit and at least 5 years of practical experience in transit project development and finance.  See below for more details.

Parsons Brinckerhoff, an international leader providing engineering services to the infrastructure industry, has an opening in Washington, DC for a Consultant to join the strategic consulting team. Parsons Brinckerhoff, founded in 1885, is one of the most respected continually operating engineering consulting firms in the world. Throughout its almost 130‐year history, Parsons Brinckerhoff’s commitment to quality has made it a recognized leader providing the knowledge and skill base that is borne of experience.

About Strategic Consulting

Our Strategic Consulting practice advises public and private owners and operators of transportation and other infrastructure on project development, finance, and management. In this capacity, we work with senior management to develop plans, programs, and implementation strategies; secure funds; improve performance; and apply industry best practices to help address tomorrow’s transportation challenges today.

About the Position

We are recruiting a motivated self‐starter with a demonstrated interest in transit and practical experience in transit project development and finance to join a dynamic, fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team. We seek problem solvers with strong written and verbal communications, demonstrated quantitative and analytical skills, the ability to master new concepts quickly, industry knowledge, and meticulous attention to detail to deliver high-quality work.

Based in Washington, DC, the successful candidate will work as part of a national team that primarily advises public sector clients on the funding, finance, and delivery of major capital projects and a variety of related infrastructure management and policy issues. This position will entail tasks such as analyzing the business case for infrastructure investments, analyzing project and program funding and financing opportunities, developing cash flows and financial models, reviewing and interpreting federal legislation and guidance, developing operating and capital programs, performing quantitative analyses, and providing strategic support in all phases of transportation planning and project development. The position offers excellent opportunities for professional growth. You will work directly with industry thought leaders to identify and apply evolving requirements and innovative practices to large, highly visible projects across the United States.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Mandatory Bachelors degree with a major in transportation planning, economics, business or finance, management, civil engineering, or a related field.
  • Highly desired advanced degree in transportation planning, economics, business, public-sector management/administration, systems engineering, or a related field.
  • Desired 5-8 years of experience working in the transit and rail industry; consulting experience is a plus.
  • Strong research skills and excellent quantitative and analytical skills including knowledge of financial modeling techniques.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Click here to read the full announcement on www.pbworld.com (under ID# 22623). Interested candidates should apply directly through the website.

via @YPTransportation

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Job Alert: Civil Engineer (Highway) (GS-11/12) – Federal Highway Administration (USDOT) @ Austin, Texas

April 8, 2014 at 5:05 pm


The FHWA has posted an opening for an Area Engineer in Austin, Texas. Please note that the application deadline is 11:59 PM EST on April 16, 2014.

Description:

You will be responsible for managing and promoting assigned Federal highway programs within the State or, as a shared resource, in multiple states. Provide engineering stewardship and oversight at various junctures of project and program delivery of Federal-Aid infrastructure projects within the state (s). This entails working on a broad range of engineering activities in the State associated with the design, construction and maintenance of highways and highway related facilities. You will participate in the development of overall Division Office policy procedures and in the revision or establishment of national policy on behalf of the Division Office. You will also have the authority to commit the agency to actions on behalf of the Division Office(s) represented in line with delegations of authority.

The ideal candidate is a mid-career engineer with experience participating in monitoring Federally funded highway programs or delivering highway projects from initial scoping through construction support and maintenance.

Duties:

The Civil Engineer (Highway):

  • Serves as a key technical advisor in meetings, telephone contacts, public hearings, field reviews, and visits with State DOT officials and other Federal, State, and local agencies regarding assigned program areas and in assisting in the implementation of leadership initiatives. Communicates and applies Federal laws, regulations, and FHWA policies applicable to Federal-aid projects within the State DOT project development process.
  • Monitors highway and other infrastructure improvements to determine if they are constructed to a desired quality and whether Federal-aid construction funds are being expended in a manner consistent with applicable Federal laws and regulations.
  • Participates in assessments State programs for effectiveness and compliance. Provides to partners recommendations for performance and operational improvements and guidance on corrective actions.
  • For projects designated as full oversight, reviews plans, specifications, and estimates (PS&E) for appropriate application of design standards and criteria, conformance with policy and regulations, eligibility for Federal participation, traffic safety features, reasonableness of estimated unit prices, fulfillment of requirements from the transportation planning and NEPA process, and proper standard and special specifications and contract provisions.
  • Participates in and contributes to Division program management activity including development of stewardship and oversight plans, conducting risk assessments, development of strategic operations and business plans, promotion of the implementation of a performance-based planning and programming process to partner agencies, and identification and tracking of performance measures and the associated reporting process.

Click here to learn more and to apply

Note:

§  FHWA.LKD-2014-0062 can be view at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/366460300 and is open to current or former federal employees with status or veterans eligible under VEOA.

§  FHWA.LKD-2014-0063 can be viewed at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/366460400 and is open to all U.S. Citizens.

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Job Alert: Program Manager (Women Bike Initiative) – The League of America Bicyclists @ Washington, DC

April 8, 2014 at 5:00 pm


via The League

In less than two years, our Women Bike initiative has grown at a rapid pace and evolved into one of the most visible and exciting programs at the League of American Bicyclists. To carry this momentum forward, we’re seeking a national leader to serve as the program’s first full-time staffer!

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Women Bike Program Manager

In 2012, the League launched its Women Bike initiative, aimed at changing the face of bicycling by creating pathways for women of diverse backgrounds to embrace biking as an everyday activity and participate as riders, advocates and leaders. Women Bike served as a model for a larger Equity Initiativelaunched by the League last year, and the two programs have been closely allied in expanding the reach of bicycle advocacy to serve more diverse populations.

Now, we’re adding staff to continue and build this important work!

The new Women Bike Manager will lead the program through an exciting period of growth, becoming its first full-time staff member. As the energy and interest to get more women on bikes grows, Women Bike is working to share collective knowledge, build a network of diverse female leaders and advance targeted programs that put more women in the saddle and at the forefront of the movement. The Women Bike Program Manager will work closely with the Equity Initiative Manager and other social programs staff at the League to coordinate our work with the public we serve.

Essential Duties and Responsibilites

Regular duties include the following (other duties may be assigned):

1) Lead the program through a time of transition: The Women Bike initiative is continuing to grow at a rapid pace and evolving into one of the most visible and impactful programs at the League. This position will be the program’s first full-time staff position and will continue to lay and implement a foundation that will build the program’s communication and outward-facing components, as well as organizational and policy efforts.

  • Focus on overcoming barriers to help the organization think more broadly about women’s issues and integrate throughout the League’s programs.
  • Lead on program-specific communications, while working closely with our Communications Director, including blog posts, emails, social media, etc.
  • Research and write reports, which includes synthesizing data from diverse sources and soliciting and pooling qualitative feedback from others in the bicycle movement and beyond.
  • Plan and execute Women Bike events, including the National Women’s Bicycling Forum, in partnership with the League’s Equity Initiative.

2) Interact with League staff, Board of Directors and outside partners and stakeholders, while managing day-to-day operations.

3) Work with and cultivate a diverse coalition and network of organizations, supporters, and participants to advance our the program’s mission to make biking accessible to women of all backgrounds — and identify how the program can be an ally to larger women’s, transportation and equity movements.

Requirements

  • Passionate, teachable and have the desire to help build something great
  • Storytelling skills and a background in communication, particularly with social media, blogs, e-news, etc. is required
  • Strong background in building relationships, working collaboratively and commitment to intersectionality
  • Community organizing experience preferred
  • Research experience and comfort with data analysis is a plus
  • A personal connection to bicycling is preferred
  • Bilingual / Spanish-speaking candidates strongly encouraged to apply

To Apply

This position is based in Washington, D.C. and salary is based on experience. Generous benefits and great work environment. Position will be open until filled, so early applications encouraged. To apply, send a personalized cover letter and resume tojakob@bikeleague.org.

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Job Alert: Executive Director – Kansas City Streetcar Authority

April 4, 2014 at 7:21 pm


The Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KCSA), a nonprofit corporation established in 2012, is seeking its first Executive Director who will be charged with overseeing the operations and maintenance of the entire system through a third-party operator, and ensuring stakeholder and neighborhood involvement.

When becomes operational in late 2015, the two-mile north-south streetcar route (approximately 4 miles round trip) will operate on City streets and efforts are currently underway to study opportunities and gain support for future expansion projects.

Without question, this position represents a tremendous opportunity for a dynamic leader to have a significant impact in a city focused on downtown revitalization. Given that Kansas City Streetcar initiatives are in their development stages, it will be necessary for the Executive Director to demonstrate flexibility, maturity and an ability to “scale” within a dynamic, expanding entity.

We are seeking candidates who possess:

·         At least five years of demonstrated experience in an externally focused leadership position is required.

·         A solid base of experience in administrative skills, project management, budget oversight and contract/vendor management is necessary.

·         Given complexities associated with federal funding, candidates with previous experience resulting in positive relationships with the FTA will be viewed favorably.

While ideal candidates will have experience in public transit (e.g., streetcars/light rail, urban transit, bus systems, heavy rail), individuals with applicable skills in government/stakeholder relations, urban redevelopment, urban planning and/or community outreach are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information or make a referral, please contact Nancy Huckaba at 913.234.1570 or nhuckaba@eflassociates.com.

(via YPTransportation)

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Job Alert: Transportation Planner Coordinator – Montgomery County Planning Department @ Silver Spring, MD

April 3, 2014 at 5:15 pm


The Montgomery County Planning Department in Silver Spring has an opening for a planner coordinator to lead the transportation planning efforts in the rural and upper portions of Montgomery County, Maryland. See full announcement below.

 

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AASHTO Announces ‘Faces of Transportation’ Photography Contest, 2014 Competition Will Include Video Entries

April 3, 2014 at 5:05 pm


Shutter bugs get ready to click away to some cold cash.. See the AASHTO presser below. 

Washington – The annual Faces of Transportation photography contest is marking its 10th year by adding a video category. Sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the national contest asks State DOT employees and private citizens to send in photographs and videos of people, projects, and personal experiences that demonstrate the benefits of transportation.

This year’s competition, themed “Transportation in America,” includes seven awards. Five will be presented in the photography section and two prizes will be awarded in the video portion of competition.

Photography: Photographs will be judged in three new categories: Quality of Life/Community Development, Historic Projects, and Taking the Road Less Traveled. A $125 cash prize will be awarded to the best photograph in each of the three categories. $500 cash prizes will be presented to the winners of both the People’s Choice and the Best Overall Photograph award.

Video Section: Videos will be judged on two levels and in two separate categories. Amateur or novice videos must demonstrate travel experiences in a category called Safe, Smart and Fun. Professionally produced videos will be judged in a category called Innovation in Motion.

The videos (one winner in each category), as selected by AASHTO, will each be awarded $150 cash prizes. The winners, along with other submitted videos, may be featured on AASHTO’s Transportation TV or AASHTO’s YouTube Channel.

Winning video and photography submissions must prominently feature people designing, constructing, using and enjoying the nation’s transportation systems. All entries must represent the positive effects of all modes of transportation on individuals and communities. Photographs and videos which include recognizable individuals must be accompanied with a model release form regardless of category; all photos and videos must include a caption that describes the scene. Failure to meet these requirements may lead to disqualification.

All entries must be received by July 31, 2014. Judging will begin on August 8, 2014. The general public will vote for the People’s Choice Award photograph at the Faces of Transportation web site, www.facesoftransportation.org. Judging will begin August 8 and end August 31, 2014.

The winners of the 2014 Faces of Transportation competition will be announced at the AASHTO Subcommittee on Transportation Communications (TransComm) annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona in September. Entry forms and contest rules are available at www.facesoftransportation.org.

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Job Alert: Executive Director – Bikeshare Hawaii @ Honolulu, Hawaii

April 2, 2014 at 5:01 pm


Bikeshare Hawaii is looking for an Executive Director to lead the implementation of bikeshare in Honolulu and throughout the state of Hawaii. Bikeshare Hawaii was founded as a non-profit corporation this past January and the organization’s website is now live:  www.bikesharehawaii.org (See full announcement in the embedded PDF below).

If you have any further questions, please email bikesharehawaii@gmail.com

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