Public & Active Transportation

Careers in public transportation can do more than help you succeed—they can help you make a positive impact on people’s lives. Check out the videos and articles below to learn more about an industry that definitely makes a difference.

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Exciting Opportunities for Students in Public Transportation

What if you were asked to design a new public transportation system for a big city, but it had to be faster, safer, and better for the environment? What would it look like?

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When Hero is in the Job Description

Each year in the United States, thousands of pedestrians and bicyclists are tragically injured or killed in crashes involving motor vehicles.

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Making the Roads Safer for Everyone in Michigan

In building communities, engineers and transportation planners are challenged to balance safety for all transportation users on the roadway.

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Bicylists and Pedestrians "Count" Too

Sirisha Kothuri of Portland State University is on a mission to advance sensing technology to ensure that those who travel via bicycle or by foot are able to be counted as part of the traffic equation when doing transportation planning.

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A Career that Makes a Difference

Before finding her calling in a transportation career, LaTonya Curley always knew she wanted to make a difference in the world—but she wasn’t always sure how.

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Find Your Passion, Change the World

David Weinreich has a message for today’s students: find something you’re passionate about, pursue it, and never give up.

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Careers in Public Transportation

There is a vast variety of careers to choose from in the public transportation industry.

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When Transportation Makes All the Difference

When Denita Jones and a college classmate decided to start their own business, they had nothing but a modest savings and a vision to help others.

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Featured Careers - Public & Active Transportation

There are lots of careers to choose from in Public & Active Transportation. Here are just a few to get you started.

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Top 10 Reasons Why We Love Public Transportation

1. Public transportation use in the United States saves 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline annually...

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