Transit Planner I | Public transportation
Reporting to the Planning Manager, this position is responsible for carrying out technical, professional and analytical work as well as day-to-day activities related to the planning and scheduling of transit services, including the use of transit services. ‘a planning software system, drawing up plans for bus routes. , maintenance of the database and the work of the bus operators.
• Assists in the development of plans for fixed-route transit service, including evaluating system performance and making recommendations for change as needed to ensure the service meets district goals and objectives.
• Applies knowledge of databases to track, maintain and update inventory of bus stops, geo-coordination amenities and use reasoning skills to identify and correct data as needed
• Performs inter-agency review of transport plans; reviews and comments on land development projects used or road projects to promote the incorporation of policies and measures favorable to public transit.
• Coordinate the printing and review of schedule data for passenger information pa
Nels stationed at the bus stop perform fieldwork as needed to ensure information is displayed correctly and perform field assessments at bus stops.
• Collects and summarizes feedback from bus operators and passengers and makes appropriate recommendations.
• Assistance in the creation of fixed-route bus timetables, route cuts and route changes, including exporting data from planning software systems and interfacing with other systems such as automatic passenge meters, vehicle tracking systems and other transit technologies.
• Help coordinate public awareness events including set-up, discussion with members of the public, working with internal staff and transit guides to disseminate information to the public
• Maintains route profile and performance data using complex spreadsheets
• Reads and analyzes demographic and geographic data, applies spatial data analysis skills to graphically display attendance and demographic trends, and communicate trends
• Collects and records ridership data using appropriate software, prepares ridership reports as required.
• Monitors and evaluates performance data on time, offers schedule adjustments as needed.
• Initiate and conduct research and document results, make written recommendations including ma’s and graphics to display concepts
• Investigates complaints, issues and prepares responses for management, including composition of correspondence.
• Provides support for paratransit operations including preparation of reports, researching contract compliance, analyzing ridership and performance data and other tasks as required
• Performs related tasks as assigned
Terms & Conditions
All applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in planning, transportation planning, statistics, mathematics, geography, environmental science or a related field; AND a minimum of (1 year) of professional experience. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in planning, transportation planning, statistics, mathematics, geography, environmental science or a related field may be substituted for experience. OR;
A combination of related training and work experience in planning or setting transport / transport schedules may substitute for annual training, depending on the type of experience and knowledge:
• Principles and operating practices of the modern transit system.
• Strong math, data collection, spreadsheet and spatial analysis skills
• Computer programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Pro, GIS, Google Earth
• Preparation of written correspondence and reports including creative charts and quality graphics
• Preferred: Knowledge of cartographic data, GIS, database management and ability to:
• Analyze operating data, identify problems and recommend appropriate solutions
• Work autonomously, autonomously, using strong organizational and time management skills
• Ability to learn to use a planning software system
• Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the work.
• Develop, read and interpret rules, policies and procedures
• Operate standard office equipment.
• Maintain tact, balance and professional demeanor in the workplace and with the public
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
A valid California driver’s license
• Work in an office environment
• Drive a vehicle to carry out work
• Speak to make presentations
• Sitting for long periods of time
• Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate office equipment