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    What do you do? Pick top 1-2 main job functions.

    Hi Transportation Planners,

    If you had to very briefly explain the focus of your job - aka the majority of the work you do - what would you categorize your main work as? You can pick top 1 or 2 if you are having trouble choosing.
    1. Capital and Physical Projects (Street redesigns, bike infrastructure, Transit projects, Paving, Engineering, Signals, Urban Design/Streetscape design, Wayfinding, Grant Writing, etc. Short term projects that you can see and touch.)
    2. Long Term Transportation Policy and Comprehensive Planning
    3. Transit (operations, maintenance, service planning, station area planning, anyone who works in a transit agency)
    4. R&D (ex: antonymous vehicles testing, or if you work for TRB, or in academia)
    5. Zoning and Development Review (for new private development)
    6. Environmental and NEPA Compliance/Review
    7. Statistics, Modelling or Data Analysis
    8. Management and Administrative Work
    9. Other (Could include: Aviation planning, supply-chain or logistics, other categories I can't think of...Please succinctly categorize)
    This question is aimed at transportation planners (particularly public sector planners, but any transportation planners as well).

    Thanks!

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    5 Zoning and Development review

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    5 & 8

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
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    I'm not a transpo planner so 5 & 8 for me.
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    3 & 5. The City's transit agency is under my authority, along with planning, zoning, and code enforcement.

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    Capital and Physical Projects (Street redesigns, bike infrastructure, Transit projects, Paving, Engineering, Signals, Urban Design/Streetscape design, Wayfinding, Grant Writing, etc. Short term projects that you can see and touch.)
    Transit (operations, maintenance, service planning, station area planning, anyone who works in a transit agency)
    Statistics, Modelling or Data Analysis

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