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Via // on-demand transit
New York    Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2020
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As Transit Planning Associate, youll be on the cutting-edge of the mobility revolution, combining your exceptional transportation & transit planning skills with Vias sophisticated microtransit simulation technology & best practices. Youll collaborate closely with our city & transit agency partners to deliver forward-thinking microtransit, new mobility, & multimodal plans & studies & to design & optimize microtransit services around the world.

What Youll Do:

  • Contribute to complicated, multimodal transportation analysis to help communities study & design forward-looking, intermodal transportation & transit systems. 
  • Identify new product requirements that would allow Via to better meet the requirements of cities & transit agencies. Work with Vias technology team to develop, test, & market the new products to our partners. 
  • Solve complex transportation problems by identifying where & how microtransit can improve a multi-modal network by providing a first/last mile service for a bus or rail line, optimizing coverage in areas with under-performing fixed-route service, or upgrading paratransit/dial-a-ride.
  • Bring analytical rigor & planning expertise to Vias business development process by designing customized microtransit services for potential partners (from major transit agencies to small cities) based on their geographies, land-use patterns, policy objectives, & budgets.Continuously optimize Vias partners service by providing detailed & action-oriented advice about quality of service, productivity, & fixed-route transit integration opportunities; you will help ensure the success of Vias global deployments.

Who You Are:

  • At least two years of transit planning experience (preferably at a top-notch transportation consulting firm); youre comfortable doing both route & system level transit analysis & are eager to apply your skills in new & exciting ways.
  • OR Graduate level degree in transportation planning, urban planning, civil engineering or similar field from a top-tier program.
  • Experience gathering & analyzing a broad range of economic, demographic, & other data using GIS & other tools.
  • Proficiency in demand modeling methodologies for transit service, including experience estimating trip volume, conducting origin/destination analysis, & projecting mode-split. 
  • Exceptional communication & presentation skills, especially the ability to break down & communicate complex problems to non-subject matter experts.
  • Experience conducting surface transit analysis & network design is preferred.

What Catches Our Eye:

  • Experience conducting surface transit analysis & network design is preferred.
  • Graduate level degree in transportation planning, urban planning, civil engineering or similar field from a top-tier program strongly preferred

Were Via, & we build technology that changes the way the world moves. Our guiding principle is simple: we know that the future of transportation is safe, dynamic, shared public mobility the kind that reduces carbon emissions across congested cities, complements existing transit infrastructure, & provides everyone with accessible, efficient, & affordable ways of getting around. Through intelligently designed operating systems & sophisticated routing algorithms, we build localized & customizable solutions for each & every one of our global partners (100 & counting, last we checked)

Long story short: were very proud to be championing the transportation evolution of cities around the world & modernizing mobility. Ready to join the ride?

Via offers above market compensation packages & benefits, including equity, health insurance, & relocation assistance. 

Via is an equal opportunity employer.

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