Job Alert! Transportation Policy Manager (Central U.S.) – Lyft @ Chicago, IL / Austin, TX

February 14, 2017 at 4:08 pm

Transportation Policy Manager – Central U.S.
Lyft

This position is located in Chicago, IL OR Austin, TX.

DESCRIPTION

Lyft is looking for an experienced Transportation Policy Manager to join our rapidly growing team. Reporting to the Director of Transportation Policy, the Transportation Policy Manager will manage Lyft’s work on transportation, infrastructure, public transit, and environmental policy issues in the Central United States. S/he will own relationships with transportation, planning, and environmental agencies, monitoring issues that impact Lyft and developing policy positions. This individual will frequently interface with state and local agency officials, NGOs, thought leaders, and academic researchers, while working closely with Lyft’s Public Policy and local market teams. A suitable candidate will be passionate about the positive impacts of Lyft as a transportation mode, excited to evangelize the Lyft vision, and be ready for significant regional travel commitments. Transportation nerds: this one’s for you!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitor transportation, infrastructure, and environmental policy developments within the Central region, identifying strategic opportunities for Lyft and forming policy proposals and positions when appropriate
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with senior transportation policy officials and technical staff at all levels of government within territory, from city DOTs and regional MPOs to state transportation departments
  • Partner closely with counterparts on Lyft’s Public Policy team to activate transportation policy allies on state and local regulatory matters
  • Develop Lyft’s relationships with transportation and environmental policy experts at state and local NGOs, trade associations, and think tanks
  • Represent Lyft through public speaking engagements at industry conferences and events throughout the Central U.S.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • Experienced mid-career professional with strong and diverse experience working in transportation policy and deep subject matter expertise in passenger transportation
  • Relevant background may include staff positions at large city or state transportation agencies, federal agencies, and legislative committees, and/or specialist transportation policy positions at NGOs or think tanks
  • Experienced and fearless public speaker
  • Charismatic, intellectually astute individual with ability to quickly learn highly technical policy subject matter and communicate about it in a compelling, relatable way
  • Respected leader with a robust network of transportation policy contacts in region
  • Strong knowledge of the TNC business model and policy issues, as well as FTA regulatory policies
  • Expertise in energy and electric vehicle policy a plus
  • Advanced degree preferred but not required (relevant fields: law, policy, transportation planning, engineering)

Click here, for the full job description and to apply for this position.

Job Alert! Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships – Eno Center for Transportation @ Washington, DC

February 6, 2017 at 4:59 pm

The Eno Center for Transportation is an independent, non-partisan think-tank that promotes policy innovation and leads professional development in transportation. As part of its mission, Eno seeks continuous improvement in transportation and its public and private leadership in order to increase the system’s mobility, safety, and sustainability.

Eno seeks an enthusiastic, experienced DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS to work with President/CEO and partner with a distinguished Board in all fundraising activities and collaborations. The position is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to lead the development activities of an established yet nimble organization. The position would build on an existing development strategy with the ability to shape the future direction. Eno’s core values include fostering personal and professional growth with a team of a diverse professionals in a cooperative environment.

The Position:

The Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships (the Director) is responsible for securing the relationships and funds needed to execute programs, events, and initiatives that further the mission of Eno. The Director plans, manages, and implements fundraising projects, campaigns and appeals. S/he also manages and identifies opportunities for beneficial partnerships/collaborations with similar organizations to further the mission of Eno.

  • Collaborates directly with President/CEO to develop and implement new fundraising strategies
  • Identifies and cultivates relationships with potential funders and solicits funds; writes letters of inquiry and proposals, follows up on proposals, and provides stewardship with foundation and institutional philanthropy contacts and individual donors
  • Works with President/CEO to communicate directly with Eno’s Board of Directors and achieve mutual fundraising goals. Functions as lead staff liaison to Board’s Development Committee
  • Identifies and manages institutional relationships and agreements that further the mission of Eno and the transportation industry.
  • Helps oversee organization of special events, such as Eno’s annual fundraising dinner
  • Manages reporting and milestones for contracted work
  • Works with Communications Manager to develop, implement, and maintain marketing efforts targeting campaign participants

Analyzes gift reports and donor statistics

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefit package.

The Candidate:

The ideal candidate for this position would have a bachelor’s degree and progressive experience in fundraising for a not-for-profit organization, or similar. S/he would have excellent in organizational, managerial, and communication skills (written and oral), and bring an enthusiastic and positive attitude as well as high initiative. S/he would have mature judgement and the ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed without supervision. S/he he would have an entrepreneurial spirit and strong business acumen.

Success factors:

  • Ability to think and plan strategically in the context of organizational goals
  • Organized and attentive to details
  • Interest in transportation issues, passion for Eno’s mission
  • Professionalism and enthusiasm
  • A natural people-person
  • A team player with leadership qualities
  • Calm and unflappable problem-solver
  • Ability to manage multiple deadline-oriented projects simultaneously
  • Ability to recognize opportunities and proactively pursue them
  • Ability to practice a high level of confidentiality
  • An unassailable sense of judgment and integrity

Job Alert! Traffic Systems Engineer – Iteris, Inc @ Santa Ana, CA

January 13, 2017 at 10:04 am

Title:                     Traffic Systems Engineer

Requisition:        16-0247

Location:             Santa Ana, CA

Click here to apply online on the company website

Job Description

This role will focus on the in integration of traffic engineering practices into the Roadway Sensors products and services portfolio. It will involve developing new applications of products and services and integrating them into new and existing traffic systems. It involves creating new SW and HW based solutions either for general production or customer-specific applications. Additionally, it will involve developing reports, analyses, white papers and application-specific tech notes.

This position is not an hourly, billing-based position and does not do work such as signal timing plans or optimizing traffic networks, etc. This is not a traditional consulting role.

The person hired for this position will work with a team of diverse, multi-disciplinary professionals to design transportation engineering solutions and communicate those solutions to customers. This person will interface with public-agency customers, sales professionals, product design engineers, field and test engineers, and data scientists. They will build and maintain relationships with key traffic engineering & ITS clients. Position will require work in the field for evaluations, testing and assessment and will involve some travel.

Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Transportation Engineering is required with at least two years of experience in traffic/transportation engineering
  • PE, PTOE certification is optional

Qualifications Desired

  • Knowledge of transportation performance measures
  • Experience with Adaptive traffic control systems
  • Connected and Autonomous vehicles and infrastructure: specifically V2I
  • Strong experience with traffic data collection, analysis and presentation
  • Knowledge of traffic signal controller operation, programming and control
  • Familiarity with communications systems – with an emphasis on wireless systems
  • Complete streets familiarity–A state-of-the-practice understanding of complete streets/active transportation design guidance, Transit, bike, ped & vehicle modes of travel.
  • Familiarity with analysis and simulation software programs in common use in the industry, such as HCS, Synchro, VISSIM, etc.
  • Strong skills with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Experience or knowledge of: safety studies, intersection operations studies, traffic impact studies, traffic signal timing studies, parking analysis, bicycle and pedestrian studies, Traffic Signal Design and Operation, Traffic Control Design and Operation, Design Concept Reports, Corridor Studies, and Preliminary Traffic Reports, Safety Studies and Intersection Improvement Studies.
  • Experience with traffic signal design and innovative signal treatments for pedestrians and bicyclists.

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/

A Venn Diagram of the Murky Driverless Taxi Ecosystem

August 22, 2016 at 6:56 pm

Not a day passes without us seeing some major headline about global automakers and shared mobility providers working to revolutionize the mobility landscape. Last week Uber dominated the headlines when the company announced that its autonomous cars (souped up Volvo XC90 SUVs) will be available for its ride-hailing customers in Pittsburgh. And in this process, the company announced that it bought the truck automation company Otto, founded by a couple of former Google Car research engineers.  This was followed by Ford’s major announcement that it intends to deliver high-volume, fully autonomous vehicles for ride sharing in 2021. In addition, the company announced that it is investing in or collaborating with four startups on autonomous vehicle development and doubling its Silicon Valley team.

This torrid pace of acquisitions, expansions, and investments has created a confusing picture for the consumers about who owns what and who is doing what across the domain. I found this Business Insider graph (seen below), part of a big research report (cost $495) very useful in understanding the ecosystem that covers the auto OEMs, suppliers, startups, shared-mobility service providers, etc.  Though it doesn’t capture all the entities, particularly the start-ups, engaged in automated vehicle research/development, it makes a decent attempt to organize them into “bins.”

With heavy influx of venture capital money competing alongside deep pocketed organizations like Ford, GM, Tesla, Google, Uber etc, the race to build the unmanned taxis is now reaching breakneck pace. The traditional OEMs are on a buying spree or making deals with innovative start-ups, in and outside the Silicon Valley.   It is safe to say that pretty much all the automotive heavyweights in Detroit and Silicon Valley are vying for a slice of the lucrative yet untapped “autonomous shared-mobility” space. What I’d like to see someone take a stab at capturing/mapping all those entities involved (incl. those in finance, data warehousing, etc) and present that in an infographic. All I can comfortably say today is buckle up for the ride! It will be a while before this ecosystem stabilizes and be assured that there will be a steady stream of headline grabbing news is coming your way.

Publication Alert: Exploring the Opportunity for Mobility as a Service (Maas) in the UK

August 16, 2016 at 11:18 am

Just spotted this awesome report from Transport Systems Catapult in the United Kingdom that explores the opportunities offered by Mobility as a Service (MaaS) concept and highlights how transportation policy might support MaaS growth. For the uninformed, the Transport Systems Catapult is one of ten elite technology and innovation centres established and overseen by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK.

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2017 Traffic Control Device Challenge (Submissions Due October 1, 2016)

August 15, 2016 at 5:45 pm

TRB is co-sponsoring the Traffic Control Device Challenge (TCDC), which aims to promote innovation and stimulate ideas in the traffic control devices area with a goal of improving operations and safety. The focus of this year’s TCDC is supporting advanced vehicle technologies, connected vehicles, or autonomous vehicles. In order to focus the submissions, priorities will be given to those that include pavement markings, traffic signing, and/or work zone devices. Submissions are due October 1, 2016, and guidelines for participation are available online.

If selected as a finalist, submitters should either plan to attend or have a representative attend the TRB Annual Meeting, January 8-12, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The judging for the top three submissions will take place during the TRB Annual Meeting. The first, second and third place winners will be expected to attend the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) Convention and Traffic Expo, February 12-14, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Job Alert – City of Pittsburgh, Assistant Director, Transportation and Engineering

August 10, 2016 at 4:54 pm
Under the general administrative and policy direction of the Director of Public Works, the Assistant Director for Transportation and Engineering will guide the City’s efforts in multi-modal infrastructure planning, programming, design and construction including traffic engineering and operations.  The incumbent assists the Director in implementing the City’s transportation priorities, provides operational and tactical guidance, facilitates communication and cooperation within the department, across City departments, and with a variety of external stakeholders. Responsibilities are broad in scope, allow for a high degree of program and administrative discretion, and are evaluated in terms of overall program and cost effectiveness.
For more information & to apply:

Job Opportunity: Research and Demonstration Program Manager @ USDOT’s ITS Joint Program Office

August 4, 2016 at 7:08 pm
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Seal of the United States Department of Transportation. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Intelligent Transportation System Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) is pleased to announce the following opportunity:  Research and Demonstration Program Manager. Applications for this position must be in by Monday, August 15, 2016.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing, in close coordination with the ITS JPO staff, the research direction for the ITS program. This includes recommending research initiatives, monitoring relevant research, coordinating ITS research with other modes through venues such as Research Planning and Investment Coordination (RPIC) and may include University Transportation Centers (UTC), representing the ITS JPO in research forums, and coordinating with other ITS JPO staff to ensure seamless execution of projects from research, testing, technology transfer, and evaluation.

The Program Manager is also responsible for leading specific research projects within the ITS JPO. The incumbent is a recognized ITS expert who often represents the Department on ITS technical program issues. You will also participate in a range of other ITS program technical and research activities involving other DOT and Federal organizations and other agencies, such as the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Department of Commerce, Department of Justice, and Department of Energy.

This is an exciting opportunity if you are experienced in analyzing and reviewing ITS research and deployments and adept at collaborating with public and private transportation stakeholders on the implementation, commercialization, and communication of ITS technologies.  Come join the ITS JPO team if you are passionate about advancing tomorrow’s transportation technologies today to create a safer, smarter, more efficient transportation system!

For additional information and to apply for this position, please use the links below:

Transportation Specialist, GS-2101-14/15 (Open to Status & VEOA Applicants)

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/446638200

Transportation Specialist, GS-2101-14/15 (Open to All U.S. Citizens)

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/446638600

To learn about applying for careers at U.S. DOT please visit this link

Apply Now: Emerging Leaders Fellowship – NYU Rudin Center for Transportation

August 4, 2016 at 6:50 pm

 

Emerging Leaders in Transportation fellowship – Image courtesy: NYU Rudin

The Emerging Leaders in Transportation fellowship program aims to enhance the toolkit of early-career employees to make transportation more efficient, effective and people-oriented.

In this competitive fellowship program, participants will learn from top transportation and management professionals to enhance leadership skills, communication techniques and policy work to bring innovative ideas into practice.

The 2016 program will take place on December 1 and 2. The agenda includes:

December 1:

  • A half-day leadership session, where emerging leaders will collaborate on long-term leadership goals
  • A behind-the-scenes visit to a major transportation facility for hands-on learning about industry goals and challenges
  • A networking reception with 2014 and 2015 Emerging Leaders cohorts

December 2:

  • A half-day leadership session focused on developing innovative projects and ideas within an organization
  • Lunchtime networking opportunities 

Discussion topics will include: leadership, innovation, communications, building support for innovation, and practical applications. Sessions will include talks from and with esteemed professionals and group discussions and exercises. Participants will develop plans to introduce innovative solutions or concepts within their workplaces.

View a recap of last year’s fellowship program here.

Apply using the form below or by clicking here.

Application Timeline:
  • August 3: Application period opens
  • September 15: Applications due
  • October 13: Fellowship class selection announcement
  • December 1-2: Fellowship program
Details:
  • The Emerging Fellows program is open to transportation professionals with up to 10 years of experience.
  • There is no cost for participating in the program.
  • Applicants are welcome from any location; however, we are unable to subsidize travel or lodging for participants.
  • No AICP or other continuing education credit is available for this program.
  • Previous applicants are welcome to re-apply. Past participants are ineligible.

If you have questions about this program, please email rudin.center@nyu.edu.

This program is supported by a grant from the University Transportation Research Center.