Bus Priority Analyst
Job ID: 531109
Posting Date: 05/13/2022
Post Until: Filled
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NYC DOT is seeking two candidates to serve as project manager in the Transit Development (TD) unit within the Division of Transportation Planning & Management. Candidates will manage planning, design, and implementation of bus priority projects to improve the speed and reliability of bus operations on New York City streets. Transit Development (TD) develops public transit-supportive street infrastructure and policies in order to improve mobility for all New Yorkers. TD manages the Better Buses initiative and transit policy and planning initiatives and develops location-specific projects to help the quality and safety of bus operations, and to improve pedestrian access to transit. TD also serves as a resource to the agency on public transit related matters, including acting as one of the key points of contact with the MTA agencies.
Reporting to the Director of Bus Priority, the candidates will develop proposals to improve bus service on identified corridors using NYC DOT’s toolkit, including bus lanes, bus queue jumps, bus bulbs, bus boarding islands, curb management, and pedestrian safety improvements. Candidates will be responsible for determining feasibility of proposals through conducting traffic analysis and working closely with DOT’s Traffic Operations staff. Candidates will conduct outreach with the general public, work with community boards and other public stakeholders in public workshops, presentations, and other settings. Candidates will work collaboratively within the TD unit, closely with other DOT staff, and with other City, State, and Federal agencies (particularly the MTA). Candidates will also manage programmatic inventories (i.e., bus lanes or bus stop amenities, etc.), consultant work efforts and contracts, and develop and/or review capital projects, produce project evaluation reports, and conduct various technical planning analysis as directed by the unit director.
TPM is responsible for the safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible movement of people and goods on the City’s streets, supporting the larger goals of economic and social vitality for people living, working, and doing business in New York City. The Division’s responsibilities include planning, street design, technical analysis, signs, transit development, freight mobility and markings, ensuring the safety of motor vehicle occupants, pedestrians, and cyclists.
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About NYC Department of Transportation
The New York City Department of Transportation’s (NYC DOT) mission is to provide for the safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible movement of people and goods in the City of New York and to maintain and enhance the transportation infrastructure crucial to the economic vitality and quality of life of our primary customers, City residents.
Our agency's work is guided by the Strategic Plan 2016: Safe - Green - Smart - Equitable. We are customer-driven in all our activities. We seek opportunities to create partnerships in the provision of transportation services through appropriate relationships and alliances. To accomplish our mission, the Department works to achieve the following goals:
- Provide safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible movement of pedestrians, goods, and vehicular traffic on the streets, highways, bridges, and waterways of the City's transportation network
- Improve traffic mobility and reduce congestion throughout the City
- Rehabilitate and maintain the City's infrastructure, including bridges, tunnels, streets, sidewalks, and highways
- Encourage the use of mass transit and sustainable modes of transportation; and
- Conduct traffic safety educational programs
Over 5,500 employees of NYC DOT oversee one of the most complex urban transportation networks in the world. NYC DOT’s staff manage an annual operating budget of $1.1 billion and a ten-year $19.7 billion capital program, along with 6,300 miles of streets and highways, over 12,000 miles of sidewalk, and nearly 800 bridges and tunnels, including the iconic East River bridges. NYC DOT’s staff also installs and maintains over one million street signs, 13,250 signalized intersections, over 315,000 street lights, and over 350 million linear feet of markings.
It should be noted that certain properties within the jurisdiction of NYC DOT are managed by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC Parks) with permission from NYC DOT. Management of these properties by NYC Parks is temporary and is expressly not intended to create public parks or parkland.
NYC DOT promotes the use of sustainable modes of transportation. NYC DOT designs bicycle facilities, bus lanes, and public plazas. NYC DOT operates the Staten Island Ferry, which served nearly 16 million people last year, and oversees ferry operations on City-owned piers. NYC DOT educates students and adults Citywide about street safety. NYC DOT’s staff issue parking permits to people with disabilities, not-for-profit agencies and governmental entities, and commercial vehicle permits for trucks; issue construction permits for work in City streets; and manage the City's Adopt-a-Highway program.