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Transit Planner II #2208-232800-04

Date Opened
Monday, October 17, 2022 3:00 PM
Close Date
Open Until Filled
Charlotte Area Transit
  • $69,404 - $78,079/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The Charlotte Area Transit System is seeking a Transit Service Planner to design efficient and convenient transit services for the Charlotte region. This position reports to the Manager of Service Development and is part of a dynamic and collaborative team within the Planning Division for the Charlotte Area Transit System. This position is responsible for developing, evaluating, and modifying bus routes for all service changes as well as supporting near-term service planning initiatives such as Envision My Ride. The Transit Service Planner will also work with jurisdictions within CATS service area to directly coordinate the needs of a diverse dynamic community.


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and support the implementation of fixed-route transit systems by designing and modifying fixed-route service at the system and route levels and recommending changes to bus stop locations and transit schedules to support service delivery goals.
  • Analyze transit performance data, including passenger counts, on-time performance, and vehicle running times; identify modifications to improve services.
  • Maintain accurate ridership data to create operational efficiencies and trends for reporting purposes; distribute monthly reports to appropriate departments.
  • Maintain familiarity with operational data including route mileage, vehicle running time, hours of operation and bus stop inventory and develop reports as needed.
  • Support the Scheduler in the development of transit routes and schedules.
  • Coordinate with other departments in the preparation and review of transit related information materials including public timetables, system maps, performance reports, and special promotions.
  • Support development of transit plans, reports, and presentations, including the annual update to short-range and long-range planning.
  • Support the efforts to ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the compilation of the agency’s Title VI Program and Language Assistance Plan.
  • Implement and communicate safety rules, policies, and procedures into transit service planning
  • Develop, evaluate and ensure application of service standards; actively review standards and identify best practices to address user needs.
  • Research, analyze and recommend technology, system and service improvements.
  • Monitor and analyze routes and schedules; provide recommendations to promote efficient, on time, and reliable transit services.
  • Utilize Remix and ArcGIS to assist in the communication of bus routes changes and services. 
  • As part of your responsibility to support the CATS Safety Culture, report safety concerns and issues through the various methods established by CATS as outlined in the ASP.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Experience utilizing Remix or related planning software
  • Experience utilizing ArcGIS
  • Strong experience with bus service planning and bus operations
  • Understand and apply Federal Transit Administration regulations and guidance related to assigned activities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff, customers, and business partners
  • Learn new technologies, policies, procedures and guidelines established by professional organizations and/or governing agencies.
  • Understand, follow, and communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to complete work assignments with minimum supervision
  • Sound technical and computer skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office software, and advanced utilization of Microsoft Excel or other analysis tools is preferred

Preferred Qualification

Transportation planning experience and knowledge of transit planning best practices preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

Four-year degree with a BA/BS in geography, engineering, urban planning or related field or an equivalent combination of background, experience and skills necessary to perform the essential duties of the position. Minimum of three years experience in transit scheduling.

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

As of October 1, 2021, The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for any new City of Charlotte employees.  The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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