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-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – TIGER DISCRETIONARY GRANT PROGRAM
The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced its call for applications for the $600 million TIGER Discretionary Grant program. To prepare advocates and agency staff for the application process, Advocacy Advance - the Alliance for Biking and Walking’s partnership with the League of American Bicyclists - held a webinar about the new round of grants and showcasing tips from successful past applicants. We heard lessons from successful projects from Sahar Shirazi from the USDOT’s Office of the Secretary, Darla Latourneau from Bike Walk Lee, and Erik Frisch from the City of Rochester, NY. Watch the video recording and see the presentation slides: http://bit.ly/1hrb9oq.
Deadline: April 28, 2014
-> JOB – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BIKESHARE HAWAII
Bikeshare Hawaii is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation to oversee the launch and administration of a public bikeshare system in Hawaii. Through a partnership with the State of Hawaii, City and County of Honolulu and a number of private organizations, Bikeshare Hawaii is targeting an initial system launch of 140?180 stations with 1,400-1,700 bicycles in urban Honolulu by mid-2015, with plans to expand to other parts of Oahu and neighbor islands in subsequent years. Bikeshare Hawaii will be responsible for program administration and will contract with a turn-key operator to provide equipment and daily operations. Bikeshare Hawaii requires an Executive Director who can provide the leadership and initiative to start-up the organization, attract partnerships, funding, and oversee and ensure the development and implementation of a fiscally responsible business plan.
Deadline: None provided
-> JOB – WOMEN BIKE MANAGER, LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS, WASHINGTON, DC
In less than two years, LAB’s Women Bike initiative has grown at a rapid pace and evolved into one of the most visible and exciting programs at the League. To carry this momentum forward, they're seeking a national leader to serve as the program’s first full-time staffer. The new Women Bike Manager will lead the program through an exciting period of growth, becoming its first full-time staff member. As the energy and interest to get more women on bikes grows, Women Bike is working to share collective knowledge, build a network of diverse female leaders and advance targeted programs that put more women in the saddle and at the forefront of the movement. This position will be the program’s first full-time staff position and will continue to lay and implement a foundation that will build the program’s communication and outward-facing components, as well as organizational and policy efforts.
Deadline: None provided
-> JOB – SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL COORDINATOR, HEALTH BY DESIGN, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
The Safe Routes to School Coordinator will be responsible for the ongoing development, management, administration and evaluation of Health by Design’s Safe Routes to School efforts. The coordinator will work with Health by Design staff and partners, City of Indianapolis staff, employees of schools and school districts, parents, youth and community stakeholders to educate on the benefits of walking and biking to school and to advocate for policies and projects that make it safer and easier for schoolchildren to walk and bike. The coordinator will initiate and manage the development of a formalized Indianapolis/Marion County Safe Routes to School Program, provide support to the Indiana Safe Routes to School Partnership, develop and implement a Safe Routes to School communications plan, and monitor, track and evaluate Safe Routes to School activities and impact.
Deadline: April 13, 2014, 11:59 pm CT
-> SENIOR ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING ASSISTANT, VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA
The City of Vancouver’s Active Transportation Branch is a leader and partner in creating and promoting a world-class active transportation network in Vancouver. The Senior Engineering Assistant serves as the Branch’s senior technologist. Responsibilities include acting as a technical staff liaison with partner groups and agencies, participating in the planning, design and implementation of active transportation improvements, preparing technical reports, developing design guidelines, documenting best practice and conducting research on making walking and cycling safe, comfortable and convenient for people of all ages and abilities.
Deadline: April 18, 2014
-> 5 JOBS - ALTA PLANNING + DESIGN, VARIOUS LOCATIONS
Alta Planning + Design’s mission is to create active communities where bicycling and walking are safe, healthy, fun, and normal daily activities. We use the principles of transportation and recreation planning, landscape architecture and environmental awareness to design better places to bike, walk, play, and live.
-> 3 JOBS – TOOLE DESIGN GROUP, VARIOUS LOCATIONS
Toole Design Group is an exciting and growing consulting firm headquartered in Washington, DC with a national reputation for excellence in urban planning and design.
Position announcements do not cite application deadlines.
- REGIONAL ENGINEERING DIRECTOR, SEATTLE, WA
Toole Design Group is currently hiring a Regional Engineering Director for their Seattle office. Their work includes a wide variety of multi-modal transportation planning and design projects at the local, state and national level – including complete streets, multi-use trails, streetscapes, multi-modal traffic analysis and signal design, and other similar types of projects. The person hired for this position will be responsible for leading Toole Design Group’s engineering work in the Northwest U.S. This position will involve participating in all aspects of project management and delivery, proactively pursuing new business development opportunities, preparing proposals, and otherwise promoting the firm’s services, and providing guidance, oversight and mentoring to design and engineering staff among other responsibilities.
- 2 CIVIL ENGINEER POSITIONS, MADISON, WI & WASHINGTON, DC
Toole Design Group is currently hiring two Civil Engineers: one for their Madison, WI location and one for their Silver Spring, MD location. Their work includes a wide variety of projects at the local, state and national level – including roadway, trail, bikeway and pedestrian facility design; expert consultation with state DOTs on non-motorized transportation issues, federal research, and a wide variety of master planning projects for local and regional governments throughout North America. The people hired for these positions will participate in all stages of project development including presentations and client meetings, fieldwork, conducting engineering analyses, and the preparation of construction documents and technical reports. These people will also be involved in bicycle and pedestrian planning projects especially those that will lead directly into engineering work.
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