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Published on Jun 10, 2011
The transportation profession—engineering and planning—is both an art and a science that demands a special kind of young professional with a passion for solving problems, good listening and communication skills and a desire to serve the public. From the delivery of goods to the journey to work, transportation impacts our lives on a daily basis. Transportation professionals serve society by planning, operating and improving the safety of our roadway networks and transit systems, as well as providing seamless access to ports, airports and other intermodal facilities. They accomplish these tasks through the application of computer and communication technologies that provide real-time traffic management and information for researchers, and as developers of products and services. Many work with professionals in allied fields, public policy-makers and citizens to identify transportation problems and define appropriate solutions. Since transportation demand is growing, the future looks bright because the demand for transportation professionals is also growing. This video features young transportation professionals who demonstrate a genuine commitment and sense of enthusiasm about their chosen profession. They make a difference in the quality of service provided to customers. So can you.