Transportation planners study how land is used for transportation. They look at transportation problems or plans. The use information from traffic, surveys, computers, and people in an area to improve transportation.
• Look at information about land, roads, and traffic.
• Create new ideas for bus areas, parking lots, and streets.
• Tell others in public meetings about transportation plans and projects.
Where and When:
• Many work in offices and sometimes outside.
• They may visit places to make new projects.
• They may work for a city or state.
• Many may work for an engineering firm.
• Most work a 40 hour week.
• Some may need to work nights and weekends to finish projects.
What or Who They Work With:
• Map software
• Computer Aided Design programs
Education and Training:
• Most need a 4 year college degree (bachelor's)in Transportation Planning, Environmental Science, or Environmental Planning.
• Many need at least 2 years of experience working in transportation or city planning.
Related School Subjects:
• Social Studies
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