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Transportation Planners

Tips for Entry

Keep up with news and innovations in transportation planning by reading publications on the American Planning Association's Web site,

Get a part-time or summer job in a company that offers transportation planning services. Ask your school's career services office for help with finding employment opportunities.

Read interviews with transportation planners who are employed in various industries, to gain insights into what the work involves. Find information at the Transportation Planning Division's Web site,

Attend industry-related events to meet people working in the transportation planning field and learn about potential employers. The Federal Highway Association posts a list of conferences and events at, and also find events on professional associations' Web sites.

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