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Job Alert! Product Support Engineer – Iteris, Inc. (Location: Northeastern U.S.)

January 13, 2017 at 9:58 am

Title:                     Product Support Engineer          

Requisition:        16-0131

Location:             Northeastern US

Click here to apply online on the company website

Job Description

We are recruiting throughout the nation for product support engineers. We have an immediate need in the Northeast United States, but also throughout the US.

Iteris is the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, turning big data into big breakthrough solutions. We collect, aggregate and analyze data on traffic, roads, weather, water, soil and crops to generate precise informatics that lead to safer transportation and smarter farming. Municipalities, government agencies, crop science companies, farmers and agronomists around the world use our solutions to make roads safer and travel more efficient, as well as farmlands more sustainable, healthier and productive.

Perform turn-on and technical sales support for Iteris video detection product lines and other product offerings represented by Iteris. Phone support, field support, troubleshooting, maintenance and installation of all products. Product testing support, managing field test sites for new products required. Work closely with district sales manager supporting all accounts as needed to maintain and grow customer base.

Qualifications Required

  • Minimum of IMSA level 2 and work zone safety certifications.
  • Experience with NEMA PrTS1, TS2, 170/332 traffic cabinet architectures and related equipment.
  • 2+ years experience with video detection installation, set up, and trouble shooting.
  • Min. 5 years experience with field installation, integration, and field support for transportation related systems.
  • Possess field and traffic cabinet level troubleshooting skills.
  • Perform aerial work in a bucket truck or other types of man lifts when required
  • Reside in the Northeast region of the U.S.
  • Travel within the Northeast region and ability to travel throughout the U.S. and Canada without restrictions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Qualifications Desired

  • Experience with RADAR vehicle detection technology.
  • Experience with Ethernet networking, configuration, and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to learn quickly and retain/understand complex technical material.
  • Ability to work long and diverse hours outdoors while in various environmental conditions.
  • Computer literate with experience using SalesForce.com or other trip reporting and account management software systems including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)
  • International travel flexibility (South America and Middle East)

Job Alert! Transportation Planner – District Department of Transportation (DDOT) @ Washington, DC

January 6, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Job Summary

This position is located in the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Policy, Planning and Sustainability Administration (PPSA), Policy Division. The incumbent is responsible for formulating and implementing public policy that (a) ensures the transportation needs of all users of the District of Columbia (DC) transportation system are met, and (b) provides safe and efficient transportation for all DC citizens.

Qualifications

Serves as the Administration’s representative on the DC Public Space Committee. Reviews, analyses and approval recommend approval/disapproval of private sector requests to occupy public space. Reviews applications for public space permits for compliance with DC safety standards. Reviews, analyses and provides technical comments on streetscape design plans submitted by private developers and DDOT for conformance with DC safety standards.

Establishes design policies and standards for streetscape elements, including sidewalks, curbs, gutters, street trees and other street-furniture elements. Develops scopes of work for consultant studies to assess and improve transportation services. Manages consultant studies designed to improve transportation systems and safety. Assesses the operational effectiveness of the transportation system relative to capacity, design, level-of-service, and safety.

Collects and analyzes data on traffic design, pedestrian planning and design, transportation system management, safety enforcement and transit operational requirements. Develops alternatives for assuring safe and efficient utilization of the public transportation system within the City. Prepares technical position papers, reports, and policies on issues intended to increase the operational efficiency and safety of the City’s transportation system.

Analyzes and recommends solutions to traffic problems as identified by Advisory Neighborhood Commisions (ANC), community groups, technical staff and elected officials.

Performs other related duties as assigned

Click here to learn more and to apply

Job Alert! Transportation Planner – Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission @ Charlottesville, VA

January 3, 2017 at 4:58 pm

TJPDC Seeking Candidates for Urban and Transportation Planning Staff

The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission is seeking energetic, creative candidate(s) to join its urban and transportation planning staff. The Commission has immediate openings at its Charlottesville, Virginia office, located steps away from Charlottesville’s award winning downtown pedestrian mall. The Thomas Jefferson Planning Commission is a Regional Planning body that provides planning services to a six-county region in Central Virginia. The office’s work environment offers opportunities for people interested in engaging in a variety of urban and rural planning tasks.

Duties

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Planning, positions offer the motivated individual(s) opportunities to develop and expand his or her professional capacities through research and development of varied innovative planning and modeling applications that support the agency’s transportation and land use programs, including but not limited to: development and integration of travel demand modeling with GIS analysis; development of mesoscopic models for urban corridors and subareas; high capacity transit analysis; and evaluation of ITS applications.

Flexibility in program and project assignments offer the opportunity to work in various areas of the TJPDC’s programs and projects.  Areas of work include pilot street demonstration planning and implementation, transportation modeling, small area land use planning, hazard mitigation and solid waste planning, economic development planning and travel demand management programs including bike/pedestrian programs. Project management could occur in housing and aging programs.

Planners will provide staff support for standing and ad hoc transportation and environmental committees. Tasks include preparing agendas, attending meetings, preparing minutes, coordinating with chair persons and developing other meeting materials.

Requirements

Minimum requirements; Master’s Degree in urban/city planning, transportation planning, engineering or related field. Preferred requirements; Master’s Degree in Planning with a minimum of 4 years’ experience; experience using statistical analysis software, traffic analysis software, and other spreadsheet, database, and word processing packages; experience using geographic information systems software such as ArcGIS; familiarity with Census and American Community Survey datasets; and a valid driver’s license.

Starting Salary Range

$38,000 Minimum Requirements to $52,500 Preferred Requirements

To Apply

Resume, cover letter, and completed job application are required for consideration please visit http://tjpdc.org/news/tjpdc-seeking-planner/ for a copy of the application. Applications may be submitted to Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, 401 East Water Street Charlottesville, VA 22902, or by email atinfo@tjpdc.org. No phone calls please.

Job Alert! Manager, Title VI Compliance @ NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)

December 30, 2016 at 12:46 pm

via Young Professionals in Transportation

Manager, Title VI Compliance
NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)

This position is located in Manhattan, NY.

Summary:

Under supervision of the Deputy Chief Diversity Officer, EEO & Title VI Compliance, this position is responsible for assuring compliance with federal regulations through auditing, monitoring, tracking, training and reporting the Authority’s compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Environmental Justice and Limited English Proficiency requirements, and other related civil rights legislation and FTA issues. Administer, direct and coordinate the Authority’s Title VI and Limited English Proficiency plans. Additionally, the incumbent will develop federal and state regulatory reports, as well as internal reports for the Diversity Committee of the MTA Board, and provide data and other statistical information as per request from legal and other departments.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and administer the Authority-wide Title VI, Environmental Justice and Limited English Proficiency and plan/program(s).
  • Audit and monitor the administration of program policies, practices and procedures to ensure equity and nondiscrimination in the delivery of agency services, programs and benefits. Provide documentation for defense and make feasible recommendations when necessary.
  • Design, prepare, and revise reporting formats, procedures, and guidelines for the Title VI program.
  • Gather, analyze, and evaluate data about the composition of the agencies’ service areas to ensure equity and nondiscrimination to minority and low-income populations.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports or sections of reports, and perform related activities.
  • Ensure that participation of a cross section of various social, economic, and ethnic interest groups are represented in the planning process by disseminating program information to minority media and ethnic organizations and participating in meetings in predominantly minority communities. Visit planning meetings as well as public meetings to verify the level of participation of Title VI protected group members when offered in predominantly minority communities.
  • Provide advisory and consultative assistance to Agency personnel in the interpretation and implementation of all policies and procedures pertaining to Title VI, Environmental Justice and LEP Programs.
  • Review agency’s Title VI Equity Analysis to determine whether the proposed major service change or fare increase will result in adverse effects that are disproportionately borne by minority and low-income populations.
  • Track, measure and report the Authority’s performance relative to Civil Rights compliance according to FTA and other federally regulated reporting requirements.
  • Facilitate on-going training efforts to ensure MTA Authority’-wide commitment to its Title VI, Environmental Justice, Limited English Proficiency and diversity program objectives. Meet with employees, supervisors, executive staff, external transportation agencies and MTA Board members to explain the Title VI Program and respond to inquiries.
  • Investigate Title VI complaints and draft the recommended findings.  Recommend appropriate action based on findings or assist with negotiations on settlement of complaints, as appropriate.
  • Ensure compliance with existing and revised laws, rules, regulations, and policies governing the Title VI, Environmental Justice and LEP programs and assure that the agency’s program complies with them.
  • Review sub-recipients and other contracts to ensure non-discrimination. Develop training materials, make presentation and organize training session for Agency-wide personnel and sub-recipients on Title VI requirements.
  • Prepare a yearly report of Title VI accomplishments and goals.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong knowledge of Federal and State Law governing Title VI/Environmental Justice/Civil Rights programs and requirements.
  • Must possess excellent written, oral, group and interpersonal communication skills for coordinating collaborative efforts and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Excellent project coordination skills and presentation skills required.
  • Strong PC skills are necessary with working knowledge of basic spreadsheets.
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and be self-directed, self-motivated and have the ability to prioritize and keep projects on task and on time.
  • A high level of technical expertise demonstrated through advanced problem solving, planning, investigative and analytical skills are critical for successful development and administration of ensuring compliance.
  • Requires local travel.
  • Must stay current on Title VI/Environmental Justice/Civil Rights regulations and laws.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience) in Human Resources, Legal Affairs, Public Administration or any related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of directly related experience in federal civil rights compliance.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing a Title VI/Environmental Justice/Civil Rights Program preferred.

SALARY

The salary range for this position is $71,572 to $89,465 per year, depending upon experience and salary history.

OTHER INFORMATION:

As an employee of MTA Headquarters, you may be required to complete an annual financial disclosure statement with the State of New York, if your position earns more than $91,821 (this figure is subject to change) per year or if the position is designated as a policy maker.

TO APPLY:

Qualified employees can submit an online application by accessing mta.info clicking on the ‘APPLY NOW’ button from either the CAREERS HOME page or the JOB DESCRIPTION page.

[AUDIO] What does it take to vanquish Uber? How a local startup topped China’s rideshare market

December 28, 2016 at 3:46 pm

Spotted this relatively old (published in Oct 18, 2016) but fascinating podcast story about Uber’s battle with its Chinese’s rival Didi Chuxing for marketshare (via Bloomberg):

Also you can read the related article here.

Job Alert! Senior Planner – Transportation Department @ City of Austin, Texas

December 22, 2016 at 9:12 am
Official seal of City of Austin

Official seal of City of Austin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Position overview:

The Senior Planner will work in the Systems Development Division of the Austin Transportation Department. This position will work on the supply and demand side of transportation planning. The primary duties for this position will be to conduct transportation focused development review for implementation of the City’s Complete Streets Policy and assist the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program with implementation of priority strategies and projects.

– Responsible for transportation focused development review consistent with the City’s Complete Streets Policy.
– Receive all development review applications through our internal permitting system (AMANDA), identify and coordinate appropriate level of review (includes zoning, subdivision, and site plan applications) and establish review timeline.
– Review and identify necessary actions related to implementation of mobility plans for development applications including both infrastructure and transportation demand management recommendations as applicable.
– Assist the Transportation Engineering Division with review of related Transportation Impact Analysis, Neighborhood Transportation Analysis, Rough Proportionality calculations, and other mitigation.
– Assist in the development and implementation of new TDM strategies and projects (i.e. Smart Trips Austin, Commuter Benefits Ordinance development, TDM Executive Report).
– Review and enforce TDM regulations and/or incentives as required by code.
– Assist with the development of TDM policy for the current update to the City’s transportation plan, the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan.
– Research TDM best-practices and produce associated white papers, reports, presentations, etc.
– Familiarity with the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Design Guides and other transportation regulatory requirements and guidelines (i.e. local code, Manual on Uniform Transportation Devices, ITE Trip Generation tables, etc.)
– Ability to work in a fast paced environment, with changing priorities.
– Ability to work in a collaborative manner with a diverse group of stakeholders from multiple city departments and outside agencies.
– Strong problem solving skills.
– May assist with other Austin Transportation Department projects as needed.

Click here to learn more & to apply

Fully Funded PhD in Travel Forecasting and Data Science @ University of Kentucky’s Transportation Engineering and Data Science Lab

December 21, 2016 at 11:38 am

Spotted this announcement below in an email from a List-serve:

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I am looking to recruit one or more talented individuals for a funded PhD in travel forecasting and data science, starting in Fall 2017. Specific areas of interest include:

  • Evaluating and improving travel forecast accuracy.
  • Using passively collected “Big Data” to measure transportation project impacts and model performance.
  • Advancing reproducibility and interchangeability in regional and statewide transportation models.

Qualified individuals may have a background in civil engineering, geography, urban science or a related field. They will bring competence in software development or data visualization and a passion for transportation problems.

The Transportation Engineering and Data Science lab (http://transportlab.net/) is a part of an active and growing transportation group in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky. We work in close collaboration with the Kentucky Transportation Center, which serves as the research arm of the state Transportation Cabinet.

We are located in beautiful Lexington, Kentucky, a vibrant small city with the nation’s first urban growth boundary. Lexington is famous for bourbon, bluegrass and basketball, and offers easy access to hiking, rock climbing and other recreational opportunities.

Please email me at greg.erhardt@uky.edu to express interest or with any questions.

Kind Regards,

Greg

Gregory D. Erhardt, PhD, PE
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Kentucky
261 Oliver H. Raymond Bldg., Lexington, KY 40506
859-323-4856 (office), 859-699-1761 (mobile)
greg.erhardt@uky.edu

http://transportlab.net/

“Why Transportation Systems Management and Operations?” Video Contest: Submissions due December 1, 2016

November 17, 2016 at 10:04 am

The National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE), in partnership with TRB, is sponsoring a video contest: Why Transportation Systems Management and Operations (#YTSMO). Students are invited to submit a 30-60 second video explaining how transportation systems management and operations matters to them as future professionals. To be eligible, candidates must be a student at any level. Prior to submitting a video, follow the Center on Twitter, follow the Center on LinkedIn, and subscribe to the Center’s newsletter.

Submit a video through Twitter and LinkedIn and tag #YTSMO #NOCoE #TSMO in the post. Additionally, notify Patrick Son, Managing Director of NOCoE at pson@transportationops.org about the submission. The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2016. Winners will be notified in early December.

The top two video submissions will receive paid registration and travel to TRB’s 96th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., January 8-12, 2017. The winners will also have the opportunity to take part in a 30-minute meeting with the NOCoE managing director and an NOCoE board member. The winners will also have the opportunity to write a short article for the NOCoE newsletter about their experience at the TRB Annual Meeting.

Click here to learn more.

Job Alert: General Engineer – USDOT’s ITS Joint Program Office @ Washington, DC

September 29, 2016 at 2:50 pm
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The U.S. Department of Transportation is pleased to announce an opportunity for a General Engineer within the Intelligent Transportation System Joint Program Office (ITS JPO).

The successful candidate will serve on the Policy, Architecture, and Knowledge Transfer team and manage systems engineering, radio frequency spectrum, certification, cybersecurity, and deployment technical assistance projects that are consistent with the ITS Strategic Plan 2015 to 2019 portfolio. The General Engineer will also serve as a technical expert on ITS ranging from the development of connected vehicle core system architectures, application of wireless communication to safety and mobility enhancing systems, certification processes, smart city interoperability, vehicle and infrastructure cybersecurity, and connected vehicle testbed operations and deployment support.

Come join the ITS JPO team if you are passionate about advancing tomorrow’stransportation technologies to create a safer, smarter, more efficient transportation system!

The vacancy is open until October 6, 2016. Please visit the following for more information and to apply for this position:

FHWA.JPO-2016-0017:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/451553000/ (open to all U.S. candidates)

FHWA.JPO-2016-0016:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/451552800/ (open to candidates that are current or former federal employees or eligible Veterans with VEOA)

THE SIX MINUTE PITCH 2017 – TRB’s Official Transportation Industry Startup Competition: Applications Period is Open

September 27, 2016 at 6:14 pm

 

Via: http://sixminutepitch.com/

Via: http://sixminutepitch.com/

The Six Minute Pitch: A Transportation Startup Challenge is a special Young Member Council (YMC) session at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 2017 Annual Meeting during which selected presenters pitch their cutting-edge, research-based concept for a transportation product- or service-based business to a panel of distinguished transportation industry investors and entrepreneurs in just six minutes. It’s basically the transportation industry’s national version of Shark Tank, Startup Battlefield, or Dragons’ Den!

Applications for the 2017 Six Minute Pitch are due October 19th by midnight eastern standard time. Four teams will be selected to present their six minute pitch during TRB’s 2017 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. in January.  Applications and attendance for the Six Minute Pitch have grown every year since it started in 2013 – and this year is expected to be no exception. Any professional or entrepreneur with a transportation-related business idea or active startup is encouraged to apply.  Preference for selection to participate will be given to young professionals (TRB defines ‘young’ as professionals 35 or younger).  A preference also will be given to individuals who intend to register for the TRB Annual Meeting (see trb.org for details).

New this year, winners will receive a prize valued at approximately $1,200: a one-year membership to the 1776 Union (http://www.1776.vc/union/), a global platform enabling the next billion entrepreneurs to succeed by breaking down barriers & empowering startups to access the resources they need, regardless of location. All participants in the Six Minute Pitch receive valuable exposure and feedback for their ideas, and the winning submission is also typically covered in diverse media outlets.

For more information regarding the Six Minute Pitch:
Check the Six Minute Pitch website:  http://sixminutepitch.com/