Overview

The Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers is conducting an onboard survey of riders of the Newark Subway (light-rail). The goal is to obtain information about travel patterns and ridership demographics. This information is needed to examine the origins and destinations of transit users and the feasibility of developing the Orange St. station as a park/ride lot. These surveys are an essential means of research to inform service planning and long-range planning for NJTRANSIT.

Wage: $16 to $18 per hour, depending on experience.

Timeframe:
·         September for mandatory preliminary training

·         Surveys will be distributed from mid-September to mid-October

·         5-hour survey shifts plus travel time

Job Description:
·            Conduct onboard surveying with a partner to distribute/collect surveys; count riders and refusals at terminal stops of Newark Subway

·            Ride designated subway for the duration of the shift, distribute and organize surveys; return surveys to staff supervisors

·            All surveyors will be compensated for travel time to survey locations (from either Rutgers-New Brunswick or Rutgers-Newark)

Qualifications and Requirements:
·            Punctual, dependable and able to communicate effectively with subway drivers and riders

·            Must have cell phones and must be willing to share the number with partners and supervisors

·            Must obtain Rutgers CITI (IRB) certificate upon hire. (Will be compensated two hours for completing the CITI course certificate.)

·            Availability for whole days preferred; not required

·            Spanish communication skill is a plus; is not required

To Apply Email your resume to jpk136@rutgers.edu with the subject line “Application for surveyor position.”

To apply for this job email your details to jpk136@rutgers.edu

About Voorhees Transportation Center

The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University (RU-VTC) is a national leader in
the research and development of innovative transportation policy. Established in 1998, RU-VTC is one of several
research centers within the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. The center specializes in
identifying and exploring linkages between transportation and other public policy areas, such as economic
development, land use, political governance, finance, and social policy. The center has an annual operating and
research budget of approximately $4 million. Additional information on VTC can be found here:
http://vtc.rutgers.edu/