Transport Planner

Transport planners collect data and produce reports on transport activities. They then used this information to produce efficient and cost-effective transport plans. This planning can relate to the management of existing services (e.g. public transport fleets and operations, freighting services, airport operations & ports) and also to the planning of future transport facilities such as roads and train stations. Transport planners often use modelling software to deal with data and make predictions. They also liaise frequently with other planning professionals and consult with experts from a variety of other discipline areas such an engineering, environmental protection and human factors. Employment opportunities exist within all levels of government, specialist consultancies, transport authorities/agencies and construction companies; particularly those which specialise in large scale projects such as freeways, bridges and tunnels. Degree qualifications in supply chain/logistics are essential for most transport planning roles.