The Program Manager – Active Transportation is responsible for overseeing all Pedestrian, Bicycling, and Public Transportation Planning for the Genesee Transportation Council (GTC). GTC is the federally required Metropolitan Planning Organization for the nine-county Genesee-Finger Lakes Region, which includes the Rochester, New York metropolitan area and is comprised of Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates Counties. The Region is home to 1.2 million residents with nearly 30,000 establishments within its borders that provide 545,000 jobs. The surface transportation system includes approximately 27,000 federal-aid eligible lane miles, 1,600 bridges, public transit services in all nine counties, extensive deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems, 340 miles of multi-use trails, and two Class I and several short line railroads.
• Participate in the development of transportation plans and policies at the regional and community level to address place-making and pedestrian, bicycle, and public transportation access.
• Ensure that pedestrian, bicycle, and public transportation concerns are fully considered within the context of the Long-Range Transportation Plan.
• Represent GTC with community groups, partner agencies, and local project sponsors.
• Review and comment on project development activities to ensure positive outcomes for active transportation uses.
• Maintain the Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan for the region. As a follow-on activity to Coordinated Plan maintenance and authorship, serve as a representative of the agency to regional mobility management entities and their associated mobility management enhancement initiatives.
Participate in the evaluation and selection of projects under the Transportation Alternatives Program, the FTA Section 5310 program, and other funding opportunities relevant to Active Transportation.
• Ensure that programs and projects address all ages, abilities, incomes and equitably serve all people and neighborhoods throughout the region.
• Advance an active transportation program that meets the Region’s mobility, environmental, and public health goals and supports the economy.
• Identify trends and best practices to develop new initiatives and projects that are integrated with and support other regional programs and policies.
• Provide subject matter expertise with regard to pedestrian, bicycle, and public transportation.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Geography, or Public Administration or related field, plus a minimum of 7 years professional experience.
• Master’s Degree in related field plus a minimum of 5 years professional experience.
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