Transit Planner

North Carolina, United Sates
26 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Occupationally Summary

The Transit Planner is responsible for developing the short and long- range plans for implementation of new or modified routes, discontinuance of unproductive service, amenity improvements, and assessment of capital needs of Duke University Parking & Transportation.

Work Performed

  • Lead development and coordination of Duke’s Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) including research and analysis of component areas such as roads, public transportation, and alternative modes of transportation.
  • Develop population projections; generate maps and analyze spatial data using transit planning software; forecast travel patterns and financial implications for Duke’s LRTP and analyze environmental and societal impacts.
  • Routinely analyze transit system as well as a variety of performance data and policies; identify problems, evaluate potential alternatives and solutions, and make recommendations; assemble related statistical data and prepare reports summarizing findings or analysis; and participate in implementation of adopted solutions and projects.
  • Research and identify potential funding sources for short-range transit plan improvements.
  • Administer various survey instruments (mystery riders, customer surveys and questionnaires, etc.) to analyze and measure quality of transit services and programs.
  • Assist with the management of consultant studies, including the preparation of requests for proposals, selection of consultants, and supervision of consultant work.
  • Respond to customer inquiries by explaining policies and/or investigating issues; prepare presentation materials and present reports or proposals to interdepartmental committees, rider population, and community groups to educate and provide updates on transportation issues.
  • Support the university’s sustainability goal by working in partnership with the Director of Sustainability to ensure consistency with transportation demand management efforts and related alternative transportation options, and to develop joint programming opportunities.
  • Work to identify federal, state, and local transportation grant opportunities, and participate in the grant writing process as well as the management of any funding received.
  • Represent the university, as directed, on high-level internal and external working groups and work to develop positive relationships within those cohorts.
  • Maintain close relationships with city parking and transit providers to ensure coordination of efforts and identify opportunities for shared services.
  • Participate in relevant meetings, conferences, workshops, training sessions, professional associations and reviews relevant publications to remain current on transportation planning principles, practices, and new developments in field.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.  


Work requires a bachelors degree in transportation planning or a related field from an accredited four-year college. Master's degree in urban planning, regional planning, transportation planning or civil engineering preferred.
Experience: Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience equal in scope to the requirements and duties of the position

Requisition Number: 401385437
Location: Durham 
Job Family Level: 12
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Full Time / Part Time: FULL TIME
Regular / Temporary: Regular
Shift: First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas, an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values. 

Essential Physical Job Functions:

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Work requires a bachelor’s degree in transportation planning or a related field from an accredited four-year college. Master’s degree in urban planning, regional planning, transportation planning, or civil engineering preferred.


Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience equal in scope to the requirements and duties of the position OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

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