NCHRP 08-125: A Comprehensive Study of Future Competencies for Transportation Planners

Publisher: TRB
Publication Year: 2019
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Resource Summary: The objective of the project is to (a) identify competencies, capabilities, and knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) needed by transportation planning professionals serving state transportation agencies and other organizations with similar responsibilities and interests within the United States; and (b) develop talent selection and performance management tools for use by transportation agency management and human resource staff to recruit, retain, evaluate, and develop such professionals. These tools could include position descriptions, education and training curricula, critical competency profiles, evaluation metrics, and others.

Change Forces
  • Changing Demographics
  • Competition for Specialized Skills
  • Experience Gap
  • Non-Traditional Work Arrangements
  • Workforce Evolution
  • Workforce Transitions
  • Attracting and Retaining
  • Attractive Work Environment
  • Decline in Pension Benefits
  • New Candidate Pools
  • New Generation of Workers
  • Workforce Planning
  • Workforce Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Recruiting and Retention
  • Professional Development
  • Partnerships
  • P3
  • Employee Engagement