Professional Transportation Planner


Professional Transportation Planner

A Professional Transportation Planner (PTP) is a personal certification recognized within the USA, sponsored by the Transportation Professional Certification Board, Inc. and promulgated by the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Prior to taking the required exam, an applicant must have obtained an accredited degree in planning or transportation and must also have a minimum of three years work experience; possibly more depending on the level of education attained to that point. [http://www.tpcb.org/ptp/requirements.asp PTP Requirements] . Transportation Professional Certification Board (2007). Retrieved on 2007-04-26. ]

The 150-question examination currently includes the following topics: [http://www.tpcb.org/ptp/format.asp PTP Exam Format and Content] . Transportation Professional Certification Board (2007). Retrieved on 2007-04-26. ]

*Land use and transportation relationships
**Basic relationships
**Levels of scale
**Role of transportation in comprehensive planning
**Context sensitive solutions
**Growth management

*Needs assessment for short- and long-range planning
**Data collection
**Planning considerations
**Analysis of transportation data
**Travel forecasting
**Transportation facility and service needs

*Transportation system planning for short- and long-range goals
**Plan development steps
**Planning considerations
**Public involvement and outreach
**Transportation engineering concepts and principles
**Characteristics and relationships among transportation modes

*Transportation system evaluation
**Performance measurement
**Alternatives analysis
**Evaluation methodology
**Capacity analysis
**Impact analysis
**Mitigation strategies

*Public policy
**Social and institutional issues
**Analysis of impact of public policy on transportation systems
**Financing

*Environmental analysis
**Impact analysis
**Types of impacts
**Process for environmental review

*Plan implementation
**Project prioritization and program development
**Strategies
**Performance monitoring

References

See also

*Transportation planning
*Urban planning
*Professional Traffic Operations Engineer
*Traffic Operations Practitioner Specialist
*Traffic Signal Operations Specialist


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