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

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Metro is seeeking a Planning/Scheduling Intern to focus on ridership data collection and complying with the Federal Transit Administration's National Transit Database program reporting requirements The Planning/Scheduling 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 1st, 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.


  • Help Metro's Service Analyst collect, enter, and analyze ridership data. The overall objective is to test the ridership and passenger mileage 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.
  • Responsible for mapping routing patterns for Metro's XTRA Service routes. This process will involve working with Metro's scheduling software to trace designated routes throughout the service area. The intern will gain an understanding of how Metro designs 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.



  • 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.
  • All qualified candidates should complete the on-line application and include a cover letter and resume.
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