Overview

A transportation planner works alongside government agencies to select and develop plans to organize mass transit. Travel can be by walking, bicycle, bus, rail, or air.

Transportation planners normally communicate through the media in oral, written or visual forms. Because of the nature of their job, they appreciate the implications of new information for current and future problem solving and decision making. They may therefore be involved in designing leaflets and questionnaires for the purposes of communicating or receiving feedback from the public. Meetings are a large part of their job, with duties including attendance, note taking, and scheduling, and this requires that they are detail-oriented.

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