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.
Also called: Planner, Planning Director, Transportation Analyst, Transportation Planner

Knowledge:

    Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • design
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • read and understand what is written
    Ideas and Logic
  • come up with lots of ideas
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality:

Description: 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

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Dowling Associates TRAFFIX
  • SAS
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Bentley Microstation
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Structured query language SQL

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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