Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority - Metro
  • 021 - Planning
  • OH, USA
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal - Full Time

Free Metro/TANK bus pass

Metro is seeking a Planning & Scheduling Co-op who will focus on ridership data collection and complying with the Federal Transit Administration's National Transit Database program reporting requirements.The Service Planning Internship at SORTA/Metro is an excellent learning experience that involves exposure to actual projects and requirements found in the public transportation sector

Effective January 1, 2016, The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority/Metro will not hire nicotine users. All candidates for hire extended an offer of employment will be required to successfully pass a nicotine screening as a condition of employment.



  • Assist Metro's Planning Department in the collection and analyze of ridership data. The overall objective is to test the ridership and passenger miles traveled information being collected by Automatic Passenger Counters (APCs) installed on Metro's buses.
  • Manually collect passenger boarding and alighting data by reviewing onboard video and recording the required data.
  • Prepare reports that compare the manually and automatically collected data to determine if any APCs need to be recalibrated to achieve specific confidence levels.
  • Work with Metro's scheduling software to assist with the development of bus routes and schedules.        
  • Learning opportunity regarding data collection and analysis, sampling procedures and report writing within the transit industry, while gaining practical work experience.
  • Conduct real project(s) that will provide a better appreciation of the responsibilities of a Transit Service Planner and a greater understanding of this important job as you consider your career options.



  • Communications - Excellent verbal, writing and non-verbal skills. Clear, concise, and persuasive.
  • Excellent grammar and punctuation.
  • Customer Focus - Excellent problem-solving skills and a desire to exceed customer expectations.
  • Employee Development - Accurately identifies and measures own skills and knows when to ask for help in completion of tasks and projects.
  • Leadership - Energetic, takes initiative on projects, committed to continuous improvement.
  • Professional Integrity - Accountable, honest, fiscally responsible, with the ability to maximize  resources.
  • Pursuing a Planning, Urban Affairs, Geography degree or related field.
  • Two or more years of undergraduate studies.
  • Demonstrated success in academics.
  • Excellent MS Excel Skills and understanding of database programs.
  • Self-Starter; ability to take the lead on assignments and work with limited supervision.
  • Resourceful, energetic, goal-oriented.           


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