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Transportation Planners

Central Transportation Planning Staff


The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking to fill 2 positions in our Certification Activities Group. A transportation planner/program manager to manage all aspects of the MPO’s Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) and a junior or mid-level transportation planner to support its performance-based planning activities and in the development of the Boston metropolitan region’s Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).

  • A bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) in transportation planning, urban or regional planning, civil engineering, public policy, environmental sciences, economics, or a related field
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills and the ability to effectively communicate to a variety of audiences, including elected officials, technical staff, and the general public
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise management and administrative reports
  • Strong organizational and project-management skills
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to facilitate dialogue among stakeholders
  • Proficiency working with spreadsheets and databases
  • Attention to detail and application of quality-assurance procedures to all products and activities

Previous MPO experience and knowledge of the MPO 3C planning process are desirable. General knowledge and/or interest in urban and city planning, transportation, and environmental issues are preferred. A strong job candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the practices and principles of travel demand modeling, traffic engineering, transit service planning, bicycle and pedestrian planning, and air quality conformity.

Our office is friendly, diverse, and professional. For more information about us and our work, please visit Send your resume and cover letter to Recruitment Director, CTPS, 10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150, Boston, MA 02116, or to Salary is contingent upon qualifications; we offer an excellent employee benefits package. All candidates must have legal authorization (citizenship or visa) to work in the United States. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is CTPS’s fiduciary agent and legally employs its staff. MAPC/CTPS is an EOE/AA employer that takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply.