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Transit Planner

Milwaukee, WI, USA Req #250
Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Job Title:                                    Transit Planner

Department:                               Service Development

FLSA Status:                              Exempt, Non-Represented

Annual Salary Range:                $53,750 – $63,157

Build a strong, sustainable future with a Company that puts YOU in the driver’s seat of your career! The Milwaukee County Transit System offers rewarding jobs, providing essential transit services throughout our community. We take pride in having a diverse workforce that’s committed to maintaining respect, integrity, excellence, equity, collaboration and innovation.

MCTS Benefits Include:

  • Defined Pension Plan: Funded 70% by The Milwaukee County Transit System and 30% by employees (2023 Contribution Rate: 3.51% of employee wages)
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Savings Plan
  • Medical, Dental and Prescription Drug Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, Personal Days, Sick, Funeral leave and Jury Duty
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Company-Paid Life Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Eyewear and Gym Membership Reimbursement
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Free bus rides for all MCTS active employees and retirees!



The Transit Planner performs basic professional level work in support of operational and performance transit planning. Duties include the collection / maintenance of ridership and schedule databases, assisting with the creation of databases for customer-facing bus stop and real time schedule information, preparing maps / related graphics, analyzing ridership, schedule, and operations data, assisting with the creation and implementation of service change plans, and responding to communications from the public. This position supports the Mission / Vision / Values of MCTS and works to advance Milwaukee County’s vision to advance racial equity.



  1. Assists in the collection / maintenance of ridership and schedule databases.
  2. Assists with the creation of databases for customer-facing bus stop and real time schedule information.
  3. Prepares maps / related graphics of transit routes for the public.
  4. Analyzes ridership / service data in the preparation of transit plans and assists with the implementation of plans.
  5. Responds to requests from customers, elected officials, and other stakeholders.
  6. Prepares reports that confirm compliance with Federal Transit Administration programs including the Title VI Program Update plan.
  7. Presents information on transit plans at public meetings.
  8. Performs other duties as required.




  1. Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Geography, Transportation Planning, or related field required. Master’s Degree in a related field is desirable.
  2. One (1) year of related work experience required.



  1. Knowledge of MCTS route system and Milwaukee-area street network.
  2. Knowledge of public transit and urban planning trends and best practices.
  3. Skilled in software usage including spreadsheet, word processing, presentation and related software.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and give presentations to multiple stakeholders
  5. Ability to work independently and be a member of a team.



  1. Work is frequently conducted office or similar indoor environment relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards.
  2. Physical requirements are those described as sedentary work exerting 10 pounds of force occasionally or a negligible amount of force frequently.




Effective November 30, 2021, Milwaukee County Transit System will require all employees to have completed COVID-19 vaccinations and provide proof of vaccination or have submitted a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request. All persons offered a position will be required to provide proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination at time of hire or have submitted a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request and been approved for an accommodation prior to hire.






The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.


Milwaukee County Transit System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age; protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by law.





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  • Milwaukee, WI, USA