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Public Lands Transportation Scholars, Federal Lands Transportation Institute (Pennsylvania and Hawaii)

The Public Lands Transportation Scholar program provides fellowships to outstanding graduates in a transportation-related field to spend ten months working directly with staff of Federal Land Management Agencies on key visitor transportation issues.

We are currently seeking applications for scholars at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Pennsylvania and Kauai National Wildlife Refuge in Hawaii.

More detailed position description informations for each location can be found below:

  • John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge (pdf)
  • Kauai National Wildlife Refuge(pdf)

The scholar position spans from February 1 to November 30, 2016 on site and the month of December 2016 at your home completing your final report. A mandatory orientation is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 2-4, 2016 in the Washington D.C. area.

Application Deadline: Monday, November 23, 2015
Learn more and apply.

Transportation Demand Management Coordinator, Rice University (Houston, TX)

This position assists and is supervised by the Director of Administrative Services. Its role includes research, analysis, planning, development, implementation, administration and continuous improvement of Alternative Transportation programs and services at Rice University. This position also assists the Director of Administrative Services in overseeing the day-to-day operation of alternative transportation services such as car-share, campus shuttle service, emergency ride home program, car-pooling, van-pooling and bicycle programs.

Alternative Transportation Programs support the University’s high quality learning environment. The goals of the programs include reducing the number of employees and students driving alone to campus, reducing traffic congestion, and improving the quality of the campus environment. To achieve these goals the Director of Administrative Services, with assistance from the Transportation Department Management (TDM) Coordinator, Parking Manager and Transportation Manager identifies long-term planning strategies, develops and implements fiscal incentives, and promotes commuting alternatives to driving alone to campus. This position is a key member of the Parking and Transportation team within Rice University.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Learn more and apply.

Transportation Program Manager, Smart Growth America (Washington, D.C.)

Smart Growth America is seeking a Transportation Program Manager to help communities across the country better coordinate land use and transportation policies. This person will deliver technical assistance to state agency staff, work with town and city leaders across the country, and advocate on transportation policy and program issues with members of Congress.

Learn more and apply.
Application will be accepted immediately on a rolling basis.

Transportation Intern, Cambridge Community Development Department

Deadline: September 18th

The selected candidate will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks with a focus on transportation with work on the bicycle program, bike share, traffic calming program, bicycle/pedestrian studies, and other areas as needed. In addition, the candidate will provide basic administrative support to these programs and other activities as needed in the division. Learn more.

2015 Transportation Survey Results

In order to comply with Massachusetts regulations and reduce Tufts’ greenhouse gas emissions from commuting and university vehicles, the Operations Division and the Office of Sustainability survey members of the Tufts community each year about their transportation habits.  Members of the Tufts community were randomly selected to participate in a short survey containing general questions about current and future transportation at Tufts. 5,200 people participated in the survey, representing an overall response rate of 34%.

The final survey results can be viewed here.

The graph below shows the response rate per population per campus:

survey response rate

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