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Job Alert: Deputy Director (Taxi Improvment Fund) – NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission @ New York, NY

May 4, 2015 at 8:17 pm


The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission’s Division of Financial Management and Administration is seeking a Deputy Director to manage the implementation and execution of its newly created Taxi Improvement Fund (TIF).  The Taxi Improvement Fund was created to help medallion owners and drivers make certain improvements to better serve their passengers, including conversion to wheelchair-accessible vehicles.  This is one of the premier programs at the TLC, focusing on the City’s commitment to accessibility. Under the leadership of the Director of Special Projects, this position will manage all components of the fund. This position will interface across all internal divisions, including Policy, Licensing, Legal, Fiscal/Accounting and Management Information Systems (MIS), as well as with partner agencies TLC licensees and vendors. A successful candidate has a strategic lens and an ability to anticipate oncoming operational challenges.

Non-City Employees Applicants must apply via www.nyc.gov/careers and search the Job Opening Number. Please search Job ID # 191243

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Job Alert: Transportation Program Monitors – Tennessee Dept. of Transportation @ Nashville, TN

April 29, 2015 at 4:54 pm


(via YPTransportation)

Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is looking to fill five entry-level positions in downtown Nashville in the Local Programs Development Office. These positions manage and administer State and Federal grants. Preferred candidates have excellent communication skills, are proactive, can multitask, and can easily understand State and federal regulations. Ideal candidates have a business, communications or political science (or similar) degree.

Normal job duties include federal reporting, communicating with local governments, managing schedules, and writing contracts. This office is easily the most publicly visible office in within TDOT. All clients served are outside agencies (planning organizations, city/county officials, and engineering firms). There is room for advancement and growth within the office. Persons with the ability to learn on the fly, positive attitudes, outgoing personalities, and the ability to work in fast-paced and stressful situations will be perfect candidates.

To apply, click here.

What if all trips in a city were carried out by a fleet of self-driving cars shared by users? 9 out of 10 conventional cars could become redundant

April 28, 2015 at 7:54 pm


What if all trips in a city were carried out by a fleet of self-driving cars shared by users? The latest report from OECD’s International Transportation Forum explores the potential outcomes of such a radical upgrade in an urban mobility system. The report concludes that up to 9 out of 10 conventional cars could become redundant under certain circumstances. Vast amounts of public space would be freed for other uses in such a scenario. Take a look:

If you get a chance, visit their website and even better plan a visit to attend the upcoming ITF conference in Leipzig, Germany.  I had the privilege to be a part of this event last year and came away with a lot of very important issues, esp. related to transportation policy, at a global level. It was one of the well-organized and best run events that I got to attend in all of my years as a transportation professional.

 

Job Alert: Program Officer (Studies and Special Programs) – Transportation Research Board (TRB) @ Washington, DC

April 26, 2015 at 2:11 pm


TRB is one of six major divisions of the National Research Council— a private, nonprofit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academies in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The National Research Council is jointly administered by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. TRB’s varied activities annually engage more than 7,000 engineers, scientists, and other transportation researchers and practitioners from the public and private sectors and academia, all of whom contribute their expertise in the public interest by participating on TRB committees, panels, and task forces. The program is supported by state transportation departments, federal agencies including the component administrations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and other organizations and individuals interested in the development of transportation.

The Program Officer is responsible for assisting with one or more of the organization’s projects with minimal oversight by Director or Senior Program Officer. Assembles committees and provides staff assistance to committees as they conduct their work. Responsible for ensuring projects stay on schedule and within budget.

Incumbent applies in-depth professional level knowledge to independently solve a full range of complex problems. The job’s primary focus is supporting studies or convening activities. The work is primarily intellectual or analytical in character, requiring advanced knowledge. Assignments are broadly defined and require judgment and creativity to complete. Incumbent is often responsible for oversight or management of other staff. Reports to Senior Program Officer or Director.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

1. Manages projects of minimal or moderate complexity. In collaboration with supervisor, manages budget, supervises staff, and ensures program or project meets objectives.

2. Where applicable and with director/senior program officer oversight, recruits potential committee nominees and assembles appointment packages. Communicates and coordinates with the committee chair and members. Identifies and gathers research materials for the committee. Facilitates the flow of information among committee/panel members, consultants, staff, and other applicable parties

3. Conducts large and small workshops and/or meetings. Develops agendas, invites presenters and participants, oversees meeting logistics and multimedia presentations, and prepares written summaries.

4. Prepares background papers and technical summaries. Develops written products (e.g., reports, proceedings, white papers). Drafts and edits materials for publication. Synthesizes and edits research findings and technical data and determines the relevance of data for purposes of activity.

5. Supports committee members, forum members, workshop participants, etc. in all aspects of work. Assistance is provided in preparing the draft report, including writing sections of report based on committee input and review and editing the report for format, consistency, and grammar. Facilitates the response to review, responds to comments and concerns of editors, and prepares the final manuscript for publication.

6. Supports dissemination activities related to assigned programs or projects. Creates and maintains materials for web sites social media channels and other outreach to provide interest groups with information generated from and for activities.

7. Oversees project budget and schedule and authorizes expenditures. As required, collaborates with financial staff to ensure compliance.

8. Collaborates with experts and sponsors from federal, state, and local government agencies, foundations, schools, and other organizations. Represents the unit and committee within and outside the National Academies.

9. With Director or Senior Program Officer oversight, conducts background research on topics for new studies, programs, or activities.

For more information, visit http://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=NAS&cws=1&rid=8047 and search for Job Number 150070-5.

Job Alert: Transportation Planner – Cambridge Systematics @Tallahassee, FL

April 24, 2015 at 5:20 pm


The Transportation Safety Planner – based in Tallahassee, Florida – will perform technical work under the general supervision of a Project Manager primarily on assignments which provide technical support and assistance to the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Safe Mobility for Life program. This technical assistance includes performing duties as assigned by the program’s manager at the FDOT, assisting the Safe Mobility for Life Coalition, working with the coalition’s ten Emphasis Area (EA) teams as they work together to implement Florida’s Aging Road User Strategic Safety Plan.

Tasks include updating and maintaining EA action plans every quarter, providing support to the EA team leaders during quarterly team meetings, collecting and maintaining evaluation data to support the EA action plans, updating the Coalition’s Priority County Map, collecting and maintaining data to update the Coalition’s Outreach and Advocacy Map, and assisting in the development of transportation retirement planning educational materials. Other duties include assisting in maintaining the program’s website (www.FLsams.org), assisting in updating FDOT guidelines, procedures, and standards for incorporating roadway and pedestrian safety countermeasures to benefit an aging population, as well as administrative and other support tasks. Weekly in-person status meetings with the FDOT Safe Mobility for Life Program Manager and attendance at all Coalition meetings and working (as needed) on-site at the Florida Department of Transportation’s facilities is required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelors degree in Transportation Planning, Public Policy, or a related field. 2 years of related work experience. Strong interpersonal and writing skills, experience with data analysis, and spreadsheet/database management. Strong quantitative and interpretive abilities and problem solving skills with fluency in transportation safety data and planning methods.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Masters degree. Experience with data analysis software (e.g., Excel, SAS, SPSS, etc.), GIS, or other transportation impact software. Strong understanding of multidisciplinary safety countermeasures, transportation safety data and analysis, performance measurement and evaluation, and aging road user issues.

To apply:  http://www.camsys.com/HR/halogen.htm

Job Alert: Project Manager – Green Trucks China Project — Smart Freight Center @ Netherlands

April 1, 2015 at 5:10 pm


Smart Freight Centre (SFC) is looking for an energetic and efficient individual with initiative to manage the implementation of the Green Trucks China project, and be part of our global team to advance green freight and logistics worldwide.

The Green Trucks China project is the first project of SFC to catalyze the sector-wide adoption of proven technologies. SFC has selected China as the first market and will operate under the umbrella of the China Green Freight Initiative (CGFI) that is managed by the China Road Transport Association. SFC has selected a ”green tires package” consisting of high quality tires supplemented with tire maintenance and telematics as the first technology package, which could reduce 20 million tons of carbon dioxide from trucks in China annually.

The full job ad is available on www.smartfreightcentre.org

Job Alert: Research Fellow – Transportation for America @ Washington, DC

March 31, 2015 at 9:40 am


T4A logoTransportation for America is hiring a Research Fellow to help produce research and produce reports, identify innovative transportation concepts, and support a mission-based consulting service to produce the best outcomes for clients’ transportation investments.

The fellow will join Transportation for America’s policy team conducting original research that advances local, state and federal policies. This is an opportunity that features a great deal of responsibility, direct collaboration with our partners and valuable hands-on experience with transportation thought-leaders throughout the country.

Description

The ideal fellow is a proactive, savvy researcher with exceptional writing and editing skills and plugged-in to developments surrounding transportation policy at the local, state and federal, levels. The successful candidate will be able to use all these skills to create original research for Transportation for America’s partners and the public.

Fellows should be dependable team players that can perform regular duties when asked, while also being proactive self-starter who can independently research and offer and implement new research areas that support Transportation for America’s policy efforts. Fellows will be conducting research and writing assigned issue briefs and longer reports, but will also be counted upon to support the President of Transportation for America’s newly-created mission-driven consulting service.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Researching, writing and editing original research that supports local, state and federal transportation policy efforts of Transportation for America. This includes short (3-10 pages) issue briefs and lengthier research assignments when necessary.
  • Identifying research trends and gaps to develop scope for new research.
  • Managing oversight and quality assurance of data collection.
  • Assisting policy team in researching local, state and federal policy, and producing content for Transportation for America’s members
  • Supporting mission-driven consulting service by researching and writing reports and memorandums, and billing responsibilities.
  • Providing general research support for the organization and our partners.

Requirements

All Transportation for America fellowships require a self-motivated, detail-oriented person with excellent writing, oral communication and organizational skills, as well as the ability to think creatively and work independently with adequate supervision. Candidates should have a strong interest in transportation, economic development, smart growth or related areas.

Specific to the Research Fellow candidate, Transportation for America is looking for those who can fulfill the following requirements:

  • Proactive, team-player
  • A bachelor’s degree in public policy, planning, sociology, demography, economics or other related field.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative transportation and economic development research.
  • Highly computer literate
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Working understanding of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator) and GIS a plus.

Recommended candidates include:

  • New professionals, especially policy, transportation, planning and economic professionals.
  • Candidates able to demonstrate the capacity for independent study or research.

The position is full time (40 hours per week) and requires a six-month commitment. Some former fellows have joined our full-time staff. Transportation for America Fellows receive a stipend of $1,500 per month. This position is based in our offices in Washington, DC.

To apply, please send these materials to info@t4america.org with “Research Fellow” in the subject line:

  • A short cover letter that includes a 50-word description of the assets you would bring to this position
  • A current resume with references
  • Recent research examples

Applications will be accepted immediately on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Equal opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at Transportation for America. Employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

About T4America

T4America is an alliance of elected, business and civic leaders from communities across the country who are united to ensure that states and the federal government step up to invest in smart, homegrown, locally-driven transportation solutions. Learn more at http://t4america.org

Job Alert: Project Manager – Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning, Inc. @ Rockville, MD

March 16, 2015 at 3:54 pm


foursquare-horiz-2-logo-type-rgbFoursquare Integrated Transportation Planning, Inc. is a fast-growing transportation and transit planning firm and we need an experienced Project Manager who is ready to join our team and lead amazing projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic. This position will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Lead and contribute to an extremely wide range of transit and transportation planning projects;
  • Work with some of the smartest and most innovative planners in the industry;
  • Play a key role in the continued success and growth of a small transit and transportation planning company; and
  • Have a fulfilling, challenging, and rewarding experience with wonderful colleagues and clients, competitive pay, and full benefits.

Roles and Responsibilities
As a Project Manager at our firm you will be responsible for leading projects that consist both of Foursquare ITP staff and subcontractors, as well as leading internal teams that will report to prime contractors. Your primary roles will be to provide strategic direction on projects, including detailed guidance as needed; contribute to the projects; maintain schedules and budgets; and ensure that our high standards and quality are maintained. You will also be the primary point of contact with a variety of client types and will have the opportunity to work closely and collaboratively with a variety of transportation agencies and governments. You will need to be able to conduct and train others on quantitative analysis, methodologies, and development of recommendations. You will also be involved in business development opportunities and the development of proposals.

Required Skills and Experience
To succeed at Foursquare ITP excellent writing and oral presentation and interpersonal skills are essential. In addition to having the appropriate technical skills, you must be a smart, motivated, self-starter who is passionate about transit and transportation planning. For this position extensive experience leading project teams and coordinating with clients is essential – we are looking for at least 12 years of transportation planning experience with at least three years as a project manager. You must have experience managing staff and contributing to and overseeing projects from both the technical and administrative sides. A strong working knowledge of the Washington Metropolitan area is desired. You should also have a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in a field closely related to our discipline.

About Foursquare ITP
Our firm conducts a broad range of transportation planning projects, with specific expertise in transit service and operations planning, corridor studies, multimodal coordination, transportation demand management, strategic planning and performance measurement, transportation related public outreach, GIS analysis and design, long-range transportation planning, transportation-land use coordination planning, and bike share planning. We work on a diverse array of transportation projects for state and local governments, federal agencies, transit agencies, and regional agencies.

We are based in Rockville, Maryland, right at a Metrorail station in a walkable community and have nearly 20 employees. As a result of our hard work, innovation, and straightforward or “foursquare” manner, we have earned and enjoy a strong reputation which affords us the opportunity to work on a wide variety of high-visibility and high-impact projects. We pride ourselves on our dynamic, close-knit team of highly talented professionals.

Salary, Benefits, and Work-Life
We offer a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, life insurance, and a retirement plan with matching benefits. We allow two days of telework per week and offer competitive salaries commensurate with experience.

Résumés and cover letters will be accepted through Friday, April 3rd 2015 to resumes @ foursquareitp.com.

Job Alert: Senior Manager – Amtrak @ Washington, DC

March 6, 2015 at 2:51 pm


AMTRAK in Washington DC is looking to hire a new Senior Manager, Service Planning and Costing. Click here for a direct link to the application and additional information.

This position is responsible for leading the route and service change evaluation process and the development of state corridor payment forecasts and charges. It directly supervises a Lead Service Planner and two Senior Service Planner positions that assist in these efforts. The position manages cross-functional and inter-department teams to develop accurate cost and contribution impact forecasts. It also provides, both in written and presentation form, evaluation results and recommendations to senior management and external customers.

To qualify, you must have a Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Economics, Transportation, Business, Public Administration, Accounting or related field and 10 years of related work experience or an equivalent combination. Prefer: Master’s degree in Planning, Economics, Transportation, Business, Public Administration, or related field or other related advanced degree.

Amtrak offers a competitive benefit package and salaries commensurate with experience. Submit your application online atwww.amtrak.com/careers.

Amtrak is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.

Job Alert: Program Manager for Environment – American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) @ Washington, DC

March 6, 2015 at 2:35 pm


The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is currently hiring a Program Manager for Environment, a position located in Washington, DC.

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Under the leadership of the Program Director for Environment, the Program Manager for Environment serves as the liaison to the AASHTO Resilient and Sustainable Transportation Systems (RSTS) Steering Committee and manages the RSTS Technical Assistance Program (TAP). The Program Manager also serves as a liaison to the Standing Committee on Environment (SCOE) Air Quality, Climate Change, and Energy Subcommittee (AQ Subcommittee). Additionally, the Program Manager oversees and directs various activities under the Center for Environmental Excellence (the Center) by AASHTO. Duties are performed with input from the Program Director and oversight groups consisting of state transportation agency representatives.

As liaison to the above committees, the Program Manager’s primary duty is to ensure AASHTO members are cognizant of key technical, legislative and regulatory issues related to climate change, extreme weather, air quality and other related environmental topics; and ensuring members are aware of how general environmental topics relate to transportation. The Program Manager monitors the legislative, regulatory and technical activities of appropriate Congressional committees, federal agencies and other public interest groups and associations, and provides this information to members to assist them in policy deliberation and development.

In managing the RSTS Technical Assistance Program, the Program Manager is responsible for the development of long-term program and project objectives and strategies; program and project planning and budgeting; contract preparation, negotiation and administration; marketing of RSTS services and products; coordination of activities, programs and projects with governmental agencies, trade associations and public interest groups.

As staff liaison to the SCOE Air Quality, Climate Change and Energy Subcommittee, the Program Manager provides management support to the subcommittee. In this capacity, the Program Manager attends meetings and provides policy and procedural advice; advises on meeting agendas; disseminates informational materials to committee members, provides other assistance as required; and serves as liaison between the AQ Subcommittee and SCOE.

As a task manager for the Center, the Program Manager supports the Program Director in developing the annual work plan; long-term environmental program objectives and strategies; environmental program and project planning and budgeting; contract preparation, negotiation and administration; marketing of the Center’s services and products; and coordination of activities, programs and projects with governmental agencies, trade associations and public interest groups. The Program Manager oversees the development of training materials, webinars, websites, workshops, and national conferences that provide AASHTO members opportunities to engage in critical environmental discussions.

The Program Manager represents and promotes AASHTO’s environmental goals and policy positions in meetings, task forces and workshops; prepares and delivers presentations; and performs other functions as needed.

Position Requirements:

A broad understanding of federal and state environmental policies, regulations, procedures and practices as they relate to transportation; and sound comprehension of the administrative, legislative and regulatory process at the federal and state levels is required.  The incumbent must have an understanding of state transportation responsibilities, planning and project delivery practices and policy issues. Project planning, budgeting and management skills, experience with contracts administration and financial reporting, and excellent written and oral communication skills are required. The incumbent must be able to travel approximately 30 days per year.

The successful candidate must have a minimum of four to six years of progressively responsible, professional experience in the transportation sector; with a focus on environmental issues or in the environmental field with a focus on transportation issues.  Prior experience in project management is desired.   A bachelor’s of arts or science degree, preferably in an environment or transportation related field is required.  Evidence of a higher degree of professional development, such as a postgraduate education, is desirable.

To apply:

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to recruiter@aashto.org by close of business on Friday, April 3. Relocation costs are not reimbursable.

AASHTO is an equal opportunity employer.