In 2011, over 80% of Canadians live, work and play in cities. More and more people have moved to the city, increasing dependence on public transportation. These transportation systems require enormous financial commitments to build, maintain, and operate. Vehicle operator salaries are a significant part of transportation costs. As self-driving vehicles and automated payment technologies make progress—such as Vancouver’s SkyTrain—the trend to automated transport will likely continue to grow.

By 2030, technological advances have allowed humans to go from operating vehicles to supervising and troubleshooting the automatic transport system. Automatic transport system is just like it sounds – a transit system with trains and buses that are run by computers instead of by human drivers.  An auto-transport analyst will be responsible for handling the problems that need a human touch: finding and helping lost transit users, developing strategies for improving service, and making sure the transport system is running smoothly and efficiently.
Job Requirements / Skills

An auto-transport analyst is someone who likes to think about systems and logistics, and who finds it fun to understand how different smaller parts come together to make a bigger thing function. A problem-solving outlook is also very important. Strong people skills are essential as you will be dealing with everyday commuters on a regular basis.