Public Transit Manager
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) promotes sustainable and equitable transport worldwide. ITDP is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City with offices in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico and the United States. ITDP’s programs focus on bus rapid transit, non-motorized travel, travel demand management, parking, transport policy and urban development. More information about ITDP can be found at www.itdp.org.
ITDP has been working in Boston since 2012 with the goal of getting the first Gold-Standard Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor in the United States opened in Boston. ITDP plans to build on previous work in BRT planning and shift to a corridor-level implementation focus, leveraging recent political leadership in the City of Everett. It will continue to build support for a network of BRT corridors in greater Boston across municipalities. These efforts will raise the visibility of the City of Boston’s plans for BRT and begin to place the region back in the pantheon of places with great transit systems.
The Public Transit Manager is based in Boston, Massachusetts and will play a key role in overseeing the conceptualization, design and implementation of sustainable transport solutions. The primary work area will be technical project management in greater Boston, specifically developing a BRT Roadmap planning document that considers infrastructure, operational, financial and communications components. The Manager must have a strong command of BRT service and infrastructure planning as well as a willingness to learn the latest international best practices for implementation in greater Boston.
Additional work areas will include street design, parking management, and urban development policy related to BRT corridor development. The job will entail fieldwork, including site visits, and supervision of surveys and consultants. The Manager will analyze primary and secondary transport data, oversee conceptual designs and monitor project implementation. The work requires close partnerships with public agencies, consultants and advocacy organizations.
The Public Transit Manager will report to the U.S. Director and will be expected to work flexibly and creatively with the U.S. team, municipal partners and consultants.
- Manage all technical components of ITDP’s work in greater Boston, especially related to developing and overseeing the BRT Roadmap.
- Manage consultants and high-level quality assurance of technical deliverables.
- Provide support for additional technical work programs, as needed.
- Contribute to the internal ITDP public transit community of practice, and educate the ITDP U.S. team on technical best practices.
- Conduct transit research and develop reports that are easily translatable to a lay audience; develop memos that distill technical content from ITDP team members across global offices.
- Represent ITDP with multiple municipalities in the greater Boston area where data, long-term plans and infrastructure plans are being reviewed; provide information on best practice in BRT planning.
- Work on bus service issues including network redesign and integrating transit within low emission zones.
- Other duties as assigned.
- 5-7 years of U.S. bus or BRT experience.
- Master’s degree in transportation engineering, transport planning, urban planning or a related field.
- Advanced knowledge of U.S. transit policy and planning issues and bus rapid transit issues.
- Strong commitment to advancing ITDP’s mission and to environmental and social justice with a deep knowledge of sustainable transportation issues and approaches.
- Proven ability to translate data and technical jargon into concise, understandable material for a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
- An intuitive problem solver who can analyze complex issues and develop effective solutions that enhance ITDP’s relationships, goals and initiatives.
- Ability to work independently with a remote team.
- Excel, Access, CAD, and GIS software skills desirable; familiarity with the Adobe suite preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to manage people and projects to successful outcomes.
- Strong communication skills, including preparing effective graphics and making powerful presentations.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects with flexibility, work well under pressure and keep to deadlines.
- Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and integrity.
- Some travel in the greater Boston area and beyond may be required.
- Fluency in a foreign language is desirable.
To apply please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Public Transit Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
ITDP is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran or active military status, alienage or citizenship status, arrest or conviction record, credit history, salary history, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or partnership status, familial status, unemployment status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence or any other status protected by applicable law.