TransportationCamp DC 2016

TransportationCamp DC 2016 is around the corner, coming Saturday, January 9, 2016 the day before TRB begins. Register now at transportationcamp2016dc.eventbrite.com.

If you’ve ever been to an “unconference” like TransportationCamp, you know how much fun it is. And if you haven’t, we invite you to come join us and experience it for yourself. We’ll provide breakfast, lunch, and an evening reception, but it is the attendees themselves who provide the content of the sessions. Last year we had 440 attendees and 48 fantastic sessions – see for yourself on our Hackpad.

This year we have a bonus event in the evening: George Mason University’s Cameron Rian Hays Outside the Box Competition. The top three finalists will present their entries in the auditorium before we throw the doors open to our joint reception. This year we promise we’ll have room for everyone to stay and mingle. The Outside the Box competition is free, but we ask everyone to register separately for it.

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Nelson\Nygaard Boston Internship Opening

TRANSPORTATION INTERN – Boston Office

Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates is seeking a highly organized, independent, and motivated intern for its Boston office to support the firm’s practice across multiple sectors. Nelson\Nygaard’s practice emphasizes creative and innovative transportation planning and community involvement, often within a wider set of goals such as economic development and reduced dependence on the private automobile. A strong interest and some background in developing sustainable strategies to improve community accessibility and mobility is a must.

Responsibilities

Intern responsibilities will depend on specific needs of projects that are being undertaken but will likely include research, data collection, spreadsheet analysis, mapping, editing reports, support/field work, and potentially some minor business development tasks. Though much of the work will come from projects in New England and the East Coast, there may be opportunities for the candidate to contribute to Nelson\Nygaard projects across the United States. While travel is not anticipated for this position, candidates must be willing to travel if the need should arise and must have a valid driver’s license.

The intern will work across all Nelson\Nygaard sectors including:

  • Paratransit Planning – ADA, Dial-A-Ride, Demand-Responsive Transportation
  • Coordination of Human Service Transportation / Mobility Management
  • Transit Planning – rural and urban bus, rail, and streetcar
  • Parking and multimodal planning – campus access, parking management, transportation demand management, and bicycle and pedestrian planning

Qualifications and Requirements

The ideal candidate would be someone who has a bachelor or master degree in a related field and is interested in gaining experience in transportation planning. Above all, we are looking for someone who has a passion for sustainable transportation planning, and is interested in making communities better for our clients and their constituents.

Potential candidates must be able to demonstrate excellent skills in writing, data analysis, oral presentation and problem solving. The candidate must be able to demonstrate basic proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Additional experience with GIS, graphics (InDesign, Illustrator, SketchUp), transportation modeling or database analysis will be considered favorably. Potential candidates may be asked to demonstrate their writing and oral presentation skills.

Salary and Benefits

Nelson\Nygaard offers a flexible, friendly work environment that encourages diversity and creativity. This paid internship provides an opportunity to join Nelson\Nygaard for 3-12 months for up to 24 hours per week. The number of hours per week is negotiable depending on your schedule. You will be assigned a “point person” to guide you through Nelson\Nygaard’s intern program and provide feedback along the way.

To apply, please combine cover letter and resume into a single PDF with the filename format “Firstname Lastname_Boston Intern.pdf” and send to: jobs@nelsonnygaard.com.

No phone calls please.

Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.

2017 YPT Award

2017 YPT Award Applications due Dec. 31, 2016 at 11:59pm

Dear Members,

Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) was created to fill the void presented to young professionals in the large, established transportation organizations. YPT aims to give young professionals the opportunities to take leadership roles, participate in networking events, and grow their careers. As part of that effort, YPT has established an annual awards program that aims to go beyond the standard “Emerging Star” category that is often the only category that YPT members would be eligible for in other organizations.

To learn about previous award winners, please click here.


Award Categories

YPT Awards are presented annually. This year, there are two award categories that will be presented:

Young Professionals Transportation Project of the Year – An award for a project that had/is having a significant impact and where young professional(s) played a significant role. Projects will be evaluated by their impact for the transportation industry or local transportation system and the roles that young professionals played in them. All project types are eligible from studies and designs that are being implemented to finished products already being used.

Young Professionals Excellence in Innovation/Research of the Year – An award that will go to a product, paper, invention, etc. in the transportation industry where young professionals played a significant role. This will be judged based on what the innovation/research is and what role young professionals played. All types of innovations and research are eligible.

Prize

Winners of each award will receive a happy hour at their local chapter sponsored by YPT International, a plaque recognizing their achievement, and a year of free YPT membership.

Eligibility

Only YPT members are eligible to apply for an award. If you are not currently a member and wish to apply, please sign up for $20 at https://my.yptransportation.org/join.

How to Apply

To apply for an award, submit your application to admin@yptransportation.org. All applications are due by 11:59PM Eastern Time December 31st, 2016. Applicants are allowed to submit additional materials (such as project samples) as attachments to their application forms. Please send any attachments as a single packet in pdf form. If you wish to submit applications for both categories, please submit separate forms for each category. Applications can be submitted by an individual or by a team. To be eligible, submissions have to relate to work performed or finished in the last three years.

2016 YPT Award Application

1. What category are you applying for?

  •  Young Professionals Transportation Project of the Year
  •  Young Professionals Excellence in Innovation/Research of the Year

2. General Information:

Name(s):
Email address:
Mailing address:
Phone number:

3. Description of project/innovation/research (maximum of 1000 words)

4. Description of the outcomes or impacts for the transportation industry or local transportation system(s) from the project/innovation/research (maximum of 250 words)

5. Description of the roles and contributions of young professionals (does not have to be just YPT members) to the project/innovation/research (maximum of 250 words)

6. Additional information for consideration (maximum of 250 words)

7. Please list and describe all attachments


Winner Notification

Over the coming weeks, a panel will evaluate the applications and announce the winners during the YPT Reception at the TRB Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, January 8, 2016. Immediately thereafter, we will notify the winners by email and announce the winners on the YPT International website and social media accounts.


Thanks and Good Luck!

Spring 2016 Internship Opportunity with – NJ TRANSIT Bus Service Planning

Spring 2016 Internship Opportunity with – NJ TRANSIT Bus Service Planning

Primary Tasks:

Under the direction of NJ TRANSIT’s Director of Bus Service Planning and under the direction of Principal & Senior Service Planners within the Bus Service Planning unit, the intern will be responsible for performing various tasks associated with the service planning process pertaining to public bus routes and services in Northern New Jersey.

  • Review passenger and/or operating data and learn how to property identify service issues affecting bus routes in Northern New Jersey.
  • Outline data collection needs for the resolution of specific bus service problems.
  • Develop specific service proposals for quarterly bus service changes to remedy problems or improve service quality and develop bus operation plans with appropriate levels of supporting data.
  • Conduct tasks necessary for the timely implementation of bus service changes including the preparation of information packages (public timetables & customer notices) for internal and external communication.

Requirements & knowledge: Full or part time enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program with a focus on any of the following fields of study: transportation, planning, engineering, economics, finance or accounting or related. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent required.

Work Locations: NJT Headquarters, 1 Penn Plaza, Newark, New Jersey

Work Hours: up to 16 work hours per week available either as full days or partial days.

Duration of Internship: Commencing late January 2016/early February thru mid-May 2016

Compensation: Internships are paid a rate of $18.00/hr. to $20.00/hr. based upon academic credentials

To apply, submit a cover letter highlighting areas of specific learning/career interest along with a resume including daytime contact information (please include e-mail address and contact phone number) to:

Mr. James M. Gilligan, Director Bus Service Planning
NJ TRANSIT
1 Penn Plaza East – 4th Floor
Newark, NJ 07105-2246
Via e-mail to: jgilligan@njtransit.com

Or to:

Mr. Brian Siegel, Senior Planner
NJ TRANSIT
1 Penn Plaza East – 4th Floor
Newark, NJ 07105-2246
Via e-mail to: bsiegel@njtransit.com

UPDATED Application deadline:  December 10, 2015  December 15, 2015

Call for Article Submissions, Progressive Planning Magazine

Call for Article Submissions, Progressive Planning Magazine

PNers! Want to share a progressive planning story relating to affordable housing, sustainable transport, social justice-focused urban design, issues of accessibility in the city, refugees, food security, public space, exclusionary/inclusionary zoning, equity planning, resisting gentrification (private-led or state-led), participatory budgeting or other planning-related topics? Consider submitting an article to the Magazine and sharing your planning experiences and insights! Below are the Magazine’s ‘Guidelines for Submission’.

Progressive Planning seeks articles that describe and analyze progressive physical, social, economic and environmental planning in urban and rural areas. Articles may be up to 2,000 words. They should be addressed to PN’s broad audience of professionals, activists, students and academics, and be straightforward and jargon-free. Following a journalistic style, the first paragraph should summarize the main ideas in the article. A few suggested readings may be mentioned in the text, but do not submit footnotes or a bibliography. The editors may make minor style changes, but any substantial rewriting or changes will be checked with the author. A photograph or illustration may be included. Submissions by email are greatly appreciated.

Please note that while we work with authors to help them fit the Progressive Planning Magazine style, format, and themes, we cannot accept all articles that have been submitted. The typical article goes through three layers of editing: editing by a theme or issue editor, an overview editor, and a copy editor. December 15 is the deadline for submission for the next issue and March 15 for the issue that follows.  Send articles to <editor@plannersnetwork.org>.  Before drafting and submitting an article,  we recommend that you review some sample past articles by visiting: <http://www.plannersnetwork.org/category/progressive-planning-magazine/&gt;.  The most recent issue (Fall issue), which includes articles on Detroit, will be posted on our website soon.

Original Post: http://www.plannersnetwork.org/2015/11/call-for-article-submissions-progressive-planning-magazine/