Transit Systems 2019-11-21 2019-12-26

Transit Planning and Development Lead

Company: City of Glenwood View more listings
Location: Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 117714

JOB CODE: 1405
CATEGORY: Full-time

The Transit Planning and Development Lead is responsible for budget monitoring, idea generation and maintaining relationships between the City and other entities and vendors. Plans, develops and implements ideas for an ecological and sustainable transit and trails system for bikes and pedestrians. Manages the Airport fund, Transportation Demand Management program and related activities. Helps develop parking management plans, technologies and regulations.


  1. Assists in identifying, planning, budgeting and administering the funds for the local bus service, Ride Glenwood Springs and Airport Enterprise Funds.

  2. Manages the Transportation Demand Management program and activities associated with the TDM program; makes suggestions on improvements that align with the Engineering Department.

  3. Maintains and facilitates updates to the City’s existing and future transportation plans.

  4. Acts as staff and City representative to the Airport Commission, Roaring Fork Transportation Authority and any other commissions, business partnerships or agencies that interact with this position.

  5. Develops projects and partnerships that support the City of Glenwood Springs’ Bicycle friendly community status, Bike to Work Days and bicycle education programs.

  6. Works with Engineering to plan new parking areas or structures and manage parking inventory.

  7. Plans and manages existing and new bicycle and pedestrian facilities and systems, including sidewalks, crosswalks, pedestrian signage and bike racks.

  8. Coordinates with the River Commission on planning and construction of river trail system for bicycles and pedestrians.

  9. Monitors and manages City bus system; including preparing and maintaining the budget for the bus tax fund, plan service changes, and expansion projects.

  10. Plans bus stop and shelter improvements; collects data and prepares periodic reports.

  11. Reviews and comments on impacts and mitigation measures for new development proposals in relation to the transit, pedestrian and bike systems.

  12. Organizes public outreach for municipal transportation education, promotion and feedback; responds in a timely manner to inquires with a professional demeanor.

  13. Researches and applies for grants and funding for City transportation and Ride Glenwood Springs projects.

  14. Communicates frequently with other departments on transportation related issues.

  15. Makes presentations to the City Council and other government agencies as needed.
OTHER DUTIES: The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

  • Actively interested in all aspects of public transportation; engages on a variety of topics and projects.

  • Able to understand and make actionable progress on departmental goals with minimal guidance and supervision.

  • Skilled in a variety of areas including communication, marketing, public relations, administration and customer service.

  • Effectively coordinates and interacts with businesses, other City employees and the general public.

  • Possesses strong writing, reporting, analytical, presentation and grammatical skills.

  • Self-motivated and interested in developing the position.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Planning or a related field with an emphasis in Transportation preferred.

  • Experience in public transportation planning or engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for education requirements.

  • Proficient in the MS Office Suite and/or GIS software systems.

Lifting: 25 pounds / 35 pounds occasionally
Carrying: 25 pounds / 35 pounds occasionally
Pushing/Pulling: 25 pounds / 35 pounds occasionally
Driving: occasionally
Balance/Stoop/Bend: frequently
Twist/Squat/Crouch: occasionally
Kneeling: occasionally
Crawling: N/A
Climbing Stairs: occasionally
Standing/Walking: frequently
Climbing Ladders: occasionally
Reaching above/below/at shoulder level: frequently

The salary is $62,700 – $75,200/year DOQ.

Transit Job Listing - Transit Planning and Development Lead