A Transportation Planner is committed to taking on the role of urban freight researcher who studies the operation of transportation systems implemented by an organization. On a daily basis, the analysis and compilation of data is carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of implemented transportation models and simulations. A Transportation Planner therefore works to analyze the developmental tide of the infrastructure, and how current project models potentially can be developed to weight against local regulations. In that role, one therefore bares the responsibility of representing the administrative approval of transportation-and-land development projects carried out by an organization, to make sure that local regulations and jurisdictions on land use are being followed.
Other responsibilities typically include:
- Attend regular meetings and collaborate with engineers, public officials, and public stakeholders to resolve transportation design and environmental issues stemming from civic projects and public policies.
- Compose and summon technical reports on plans within regional and urban programs and policies.
- Monitor and assess regional/urban production.
- Supervise the work of hired consultants and interns; carry out public outreach to promote a consensual dialogue on the future development of civic projects.