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Title: Director of Transit Development
Company: Hampton Roads Transit
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 77659
Hampton Roads Transit is currently seeking a Director of Transit Development to conduct the planning and project management for multimodal transit service, High-Capacity Corridor expansion activities and fixed guideway improvements at the corridor level throughout the Hampton Roads Transit service area that may become eligible for Federal Transit Administration New Starts funding or other state or federal program resources. Coordinate with federal, state, and local governments, and other agencies to secure guidance and approvals through the planning, design, and implementation processes. Work with HRT senior leadership team to secure funding for proposed and planned improvements in the regional transit network. Coordination with local governments regarding potential transit-supportive land use strategies and land use planning. This is a position of substantial responsibility and accountability, performing work of a highly complex and difficult nature. It is a senior managerial and professional position.

Essential Job Functions: Coordinates with local governments the long-term transit development for all modes. Directs, conducts and manage assigned high capacity transit corridor planning and project activities. For capital programs, assists the Chief of Planning & Development in establishing multi-year programming and budget needs including the agency’s ten-year Transit Strategic Plan and Capital Improvement Plan. Develops project scopes and Request for Proposals (RFPs) to initiate the development of planning and corridor studies and supports the procurement of consulting services for project development activities; provides ongoing development and refinement of projects scopes and budget; and manages and oversees the consultant contract and work. Coordinates with HRT’s grant administration staff and finance department regarding FTA reporting requirements, including National Transit Database program requirements. Responsible for management and oversight of the preparation of the National Transit Database (NTD) report required to be filed each year with the Federal Administration. Responsible for management of data collection program and program staff utilized for the National Transit Database (NTD) sampling and data collection. Responsible for the management, oversight, planning and execution of the agency’s certification of Automatic Passenger Counter (APC) Systems (APCs), to include light rail and bus fleet to be compliant with the FTA’s certification program. Management of Origin-Destination (O&D) survey, Census and American Community Survey data updates, and related attitudinal surveys that are used for key projects and initiatives of the agency and to comply with FTA Title VI regulations.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Strong knowledge of the principles and practices of multimodal transportation planning and project management with special emphasis on transit desired. Extensive knowledge of the regulatory requirements and practices of federal, state and local governments with regard to transit and environmental planning. Extensive knowledge of land use planning as it relates to transportation. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to prepare, justify and administer budgets.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in transportation or urban planning, civil engineering, public administration, or closely related field. Masters degree in planning, or closely related field is preferred. AICP desired. Six to ten years of progressively more responsible experience in urban transportation planning, environmental planning and project management, preferably in a transit and multimodal environment.

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