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.
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.