Contact

Welcome,
New User

Transportation Planners

Prepare studies for proposed transportation projects. Gather, compile, and analyze data. Study the use and operation of transportation systems. Develop transportation models or simulations.

View All

    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Recommend transportation system improvements or projects, based on economic, population, land-use, or traffic projections.
    • Participate in public meetings or hearings to explain planning proposals, to gather feedback from those affected by projects, or to achieve consensus on project designs.
    • Design transportation surveys to identify areas of public concern.
    • Interpret data from traffic modeling software, geographic information systems, or associated databases.
    • Prepare reports or recommendations on transportation planning.
    • Analyze information related to transportation, such as land use policies, environmental impact of projects, or long-range planning needs.
    • Design new or improved transport infrastructure, such as junction improvements, pedestrian projects, bus facilities, or car parking areas.
    • Collaborate with engineers to research, analyze, or resolve complex transportation design issues.
    • Evaluate transportation project needs or costs.
    • Collaborate with other professionals to develop sustainable transportation strategies at the local, regional, or national level.
    • Prepare necessary documents to obtain planned project approvals or permits.
    • Develop computer models to address transportation planning issues.
    • Develop or test new methods or models of transportation analysis.
    • Prepare or review engineering studies or specifications.
    • Review development plans for transportation system effects, infrastructure requirements, or compliance with applicable transportation regulations.
    • Evaluate transportation-related consequences of federal or state legislative proposals.
    • Produce environmental documents, such as environmental assessments or environmental impact statements.
    • Direct urban traffic counting programs.
    • Define or update information such as urban boundaries or classification of roadways.

    Skills

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Complex Problem Solving

      Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    Knowledge

    • Transportation

      Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Engineering and Technology

      Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

    Career Video

    Video not available
    Additional videos and more information available on CareerOneStop

    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 81290/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 39.08/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 1,710
    • Yearly Projected Openings 200

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Investigative: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Integrity
    • Attention to Detail
    • Cooperation
    • Initiative
    • Leadership

    Tools

    • Personal computers
    • Notebook computers
    • Laser fax machine
    • Digital image printers
    • Desktop computers

    Technology

    • Map creation software
    • Graphics or photo imaging software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Analytical or scientific software
    Need help on researching occupations and careers? Download the Guide to Researching Occupations (PDF).

    Need help on how to research education and training programs? Download the Guide to Higher Education (PDF).

    Budget Calculator

    Answer a few questions to determine your target salary. Use this target salary to help choose the right occupation for you.

    Lifestyle Calculator

    Answer a few questions to determine your target salary. Use this target salary to help choose the right occupation for you.

    Workforce Supply Tool

    Workforce Supply Tool

    The Workforce Supply Tool provides statistics for the occupations in highest demand throughout Ohio.

    You can view statewide statistics as well as more region specific information.

    Visit Site
    Powered By: