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Transportation Planners - 19-3099.01

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Planner
  • Planning Director
  • Seaport Planning Manager
  • Strategic Planning and Development Vice President
  • Traffic Engineering Director
  • Traffic Incident Management Manager
  • Transit Planning Director
  • Transit Planning Manager
  • Transportation Analyst
  • Transportation Planner

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

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

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others on matters of public policy.
  • Analyze costs and benefits of proposed designs or projects.
  • Appraise environmental impact of regulations or policies.
  • Collaborate with technical specialists to resolve design or development problems.
  • Communicate with the public on environmental issues.
  • Design civil structures or systems.
  • Develop methods of social or economic research.
  • Develop theories or models of physical phenomena.
  • Direct scientific activities.
  • Evaluate civic projects or public policies.
  • Interpret research or operational data.
  • Prepare documentation for permits or licenses.
  • Prepare information or documentation related to legal or regulatory matters.
  • Prepare research or technical reports on environmental issues.
  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Distribution Management Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fleet Management And Analysis (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fleet Management And Analysis Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fleet Management And Analysis Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fleet Management And Analysis Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fleet Management And Analysis Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Apprentice, Firefighting and Refueling Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Helper, Firefighting and Refueling Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Journeyman, Firefighting and Refueling Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance, Apprentice, Material Handling Equipment (MHE)/463L Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance, Helper, Material Handling Equipment (MHE)/463L Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance, Journeyman, Material Handling Equipment (MHE)/463L Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Motor Transport Operations Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

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