Featured Careers - Public & Active Transportation


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Surveying and Mapping Technician

Surveying and mapping technicians assist surveyors and cartographers. Together they collect data and make maps of the earth’s surface. This type of data is important to the planning process used to improve public and active transportation infrastructures. Maps are important for users of public and active transportation so they can find out about routes and determine how to get where they need to go.

(avg salary: $39,670/yr)

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Social and Community Service Manager

Social and community service managers coordinate and supervise social service programs and community organizations. They direct and lead staff who provide social services to the public. These types of organizations provide transportation assistance to those needing to utilize social services including the disabled, older adults and children and may operate in both urban and rural areas.

(avg salary: $59,970/yr)

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Public Relations Specialist

Public Relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. They design media releases to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness of its work and goals. There are numerous advocacy groups and organizations working to improve public and active transportation availability, effectiveness and visibility. All of them need public relation specialists to help spread word about their mission.

(avg salary: $54,170/yr)

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Railroad Worker

Workers in railroad occupations ensure that passenger trains run on time and travel safely. Some workers drive trains, some coordinate the activities of the trains, while others operate signals and switches in the rail yard.

(avg salary: $52,400/yr)

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Taxi Driver/Chauffeur

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs drive people to and from the places they need to go, such as airports, homes, shopping centers, and workplaces. They must know their way around a city in order to take both residents and visitors to their destinations.

(avg salary: $22,820/yr)

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Health and Safety Engineer

Health and safety engineers develop procedures and design systems to prevent people from getting sick or injured and to keep property from being damaged. They combine knowledge of systems engineering and of health and safety to make sure that chemicals, machinery, software, furniture, and other consumer products will not cause harm to people or buildings.

(avg salary: $76,830/yr)