DC Job Alert: Lead Business Strategy Analyst

Amtrak
This position is located in Washington, DC

Position Overview

This position leads the Service Planning & Costing group’s efforts to clearly communicate our route and service financial evaluations, analysis, and state payment forecasts to a broad range of audiences, both internal and external. The position is the primary support to the Senior Manager and Director in working with the State Supported Service Committee through the State Corridors Service Line and other Amtrak departments in evaluating and applying revisions to the PRIIA 209 Cost Methodology and application to state corridor service plans and capital investment plans.

This position conducts analysis and evaluations as required for route and service change proposals, service and asset line plans, and Staff Summaries. The incumbent communicates the results and basis used to develop financial forecasts.The position also serves as financial lead for state supported routes in designated region, preparing annual forecasts and service change evaluations.

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YPT Board and Members Participate in #NerdTrain

YPT International’s Vice Chair for Finance Aaron Zimmerman, YPT San Francisco’s Vice Chair for Membership Jaime Fearer, and numerous other YPT members recently took an Amtrak train trip across the country.

Photo Credit Ashley Robbins
Photo Credit Ashley Robbins

Read about their exciting journey here: http://cs.trains.com/trn/b/observation-tower/archive/2015/08/07/nerdtrain-an-annual-rolling-hangout-for-transit-buffs.aspx.

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NYC Job Alert: Multiple Positions at MTA New York City Transit – Division of Operations Planning

The Division of Operations Planning at MTA New York City Transit has posted the following job openings.

Transportation Planner/Staff Analyst in Subway Operations Improvement –

This position will be responsible for undertaking statistical/quantitative analyses of rail operational databases, including running times, dwell times, and delays. Analyzing and reporting on subway performance statistics. Simulating, analyzing, and reporting on operations of current and proposed subway services (both permanent and temporary), including ridership, operational, and cost impacts. Undertaking field work to observe, analyze, and report on temporary and permanent operations. Reviewing proposed capital projects for operational impacts. Assisting in the analysis of long-range planning initiatives. Coordinating with other NYCT departments and divisions, other MTA agencies, and external
contacts.

Transportation Planner/Staff Analyst in Bus Service Planning –

The position will be responsible for helping to plan short and long-term changes to the NYC bus route network including Local, Limited, Express, and/or Selected Bus Service.  The incumbent will develop and maintain a database of service and ridership information for planning purposes, prepare reports recommending new or restructured bus routes and services, including ridership projections, customer and operations impacts, and operating costs.  The position may also assist in the analysis and management of various long-range planning studies, such as Alternatives Analyses and Environmental Impact Statements and coordination with other NYCT departments, other MTA agencies, and external contacts.  The successful candidate is expected to do field work throughout New York City and to represent NYC Transit at public meetings, usually not during normal business hours.  A NYS driver’s license is required for this position.

To apply, please visit www.mta.info and click on “Employment” at the bottom left of the MTA homepage. Search for New York City Transit posting #83351 for the Subways Operations Improvement position and #83314 the Bus Service Planning position.

NYC Job Alert: Superintendent Systems and Programs

Application Deadline: March 06, 2015

Founded in 1983, MTA Metro-North Railroad operates the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines to seven counties in New York State and two counties in Connecticut. The railroad is a subsidiary of the country’s largest transportation network, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Metro-North carries about 750,000 commuters daily and works to provide customers with safe, reliable and quality service. Today, Metro-North operates over 384 route miles and 775 miles of track, linking the iconic Grand Central Terminal (GCT) in New York City with 121 stations in New York State andConnecticut. Additionally, the railroad has the Port Jervis and Pascack Valley lines which operate from New Jersey Transit’s Hoboken Terminal and conne

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