Overview

The Transit Planner is responsible to perform a variety of administrative and analytical duties in support of the StanRTA’s transit system; to maintain performance data; conduct the National Transit Database tasks; assist is research and development of transit routes; lead the effort to maintain the StanRTA’s CAD/AVL system; and play an integral role in marketing the system.The successful candidate will experience a variety of public transportation challenges and opportunities in a team oriented environment. Some initial duties include converting the performance data for two transit systems into one system; converting to one CAD/AVL system; and marketing the new agency.

Responsibilities

Create and maintains performance monitoring database for fixed route services. Compiles mileage, hours and ridership data for all modes. Analyzes, prepares and enters monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the National Transit Database and Authority use.Assists in research and development of new or revised transit routes and schedules. Monitors and analyzes system performance including current schedules and operations. Recommends and implements route changes as directed. Uses transit scheduling and planning software to analyze, plan and deploy transit routes.Develops, maintains and helps coordinate the Authority’s CAD/AVL systems and other transit technology:• Develops and maintains database of fixed route data and route trace shape files and trigger boxes using CAD/AVL or GIS software• Maintains database of voice and text messaging on board vehicles• Develops and maintains the data to buses• Works with Operations Contractor, maintenance and CAD/AVL provider to solve technical issues.Prepares staff reports, presentations, project information and status for various committees and community groups.Evaluate and administer the Authority’s marketing, public information, community engagement, community outreach, and media communications. Responds orally and in writing to inquires and requests from the public, staff, government agencies and othersDevelop, write, edit, design, and produce various communication materials, including newsletters, brochures, fact sheets, press releases, articles, multi-media presentations, correspondence, reports, speeches, and special publications.Oversee and/or administer the preparation, publication, and distribution of public service announcements, annual reports, and other communications.Maintain the content of the Authority’s website ensuring accuracy and quality.Perform related duties as assigned.

Requirements

Knowledge of:Principles of transit operations, planning and key performance indicators.Principles and practices of public relations, media, marketing, and advertising.Public information and community relations program development and implementation.Effective methods for preparing and presenting facts and information to the public and the media, including the formatting of materials for publications and news releases.Writing and editing techniques for a variety of audiences.Computers, information systems, and Internet technologies related to CAD/AVL Systems, GIS, GPS or Web.Research and problem-solving techniques.Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, rules, and regulations.Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and desktop publishing programs.Ability to:Understand transit planning and route schedules, and learn software systemsWork with mapping concepts and GPS softwarePerform professional public information duties to promote and market Authority services.Exercise independent judgment in identifying and responding to requests for information from the media and public.Effectively function under multiple deadlines.Interpret and explain complex information in a clear and understandable manner.Interpret, explain, and apply federal, state, local, and Authority policies, procedures, laws, rules, and regulations.Write, edit, design, and photograph.Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, database applications, and graphic systems and software.

Additional Information

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES:Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:Experience:Three years of increasingly responsible experience in transit route planning, the development and execution of a public relations or marketing program and familiarity with a transit CAD/AVL system.Training:Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning or studies, transportation, geography or a related field.License or Certificate:Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.