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Transportation Planners

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Transportation planners work for government agencies. They may work for companies that provide architectural and engineering services. They also work for environmental planning groups, conservation organizations, and companies that offer general technical services, such as geographic information system (GIS) mapping or cartography. They may work as employees or as independent contractors. Transportation planners share some of the same tasks and responsibilities as those of urban and regional planners. In May 2017, there were approximately 35,310 urban and regional planners employed in the United States, according to the Department of Labor.

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