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BART Research Associate Program: Seeking Student Applicants

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  • Asha Agrawal
    ... For over 35 years, the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) has provided public rapid transit service as a way to increase mobility and prosperity, and
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Agrawal/SJSU on 04/04/2008 03:28 PM -----

      For over 35 years, the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) has provided public rapid transit service as a way to increase mobility and prosperity, and preserve the environment of the San Francisco Bay Area. BART’s 104 track miles and 43 Stations serve over 360,000 weekday boardings. The BART Planning Department is committed to improving the BART system in new and innovative ways, through the creation of partnerships with the communities BART serves. Its key focus areas include policy development, system expansion, station improvements, and land use/quality of life. The BART Research Associates (R/A) program engages current students and recent graduates in a supervised research and policy program that advances the participants' transportation planning careers and provides BART with advanced research capabilities. Participants are mentored by BART Planning Department staff and leading experts in the field. Past R/A programs have addressed environmental justice and station access planning.

      The 2008 theme for the BART Research Associates program is access to BART stations, with a special emphasis on bicycle access. Research Associates will undertake a variety of analytic tasks, such as analyzing the results of the 2008 BART Station Access survey and researching best practices in bicycle access. They will also engage in plan and policy development processes that arise from the research. The R/A program will be for a three to six month period, beginning around June 2, 2008. Employment generally is full-time during the summer months, with the potential of parttime work through November 30, 2008 at BART’s discretion. Applicants seeking both full and part-time positions are encouraged to apply. The pay will be between $15 to $23 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience.

      Current students and recent graduate of programs in planning, transportation planning, engineering, and related fields are sought. The ideal candidate will be a self starter who can work without extensive supervision, comfortable with teamwork, and knowledgeable in the area of bicycle planning and transit station access. Graduate students are preferred; undergraduate students with professional experience will be considered.

      To be considered for a Research Associate position, please send a letter stating your interest in the position and your resume by April 21, 2008 to:

      Sarah Syed
      ssyed@...,
      Bay Area Rapid Transit
      300 Lakeside Drive, 16th floor
      Oakland CA 94612

      For more information, please contact Sarah Syed at ssyed@... or (510) 464-6426
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