Transportation Planning Cover Letter Example

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Transportation planning requires strong communication and analytical skills. It is important you highlight these skills, and provide examples in your cover letter. Including examples of your direct involvement in projects, along with statistics, provides the hiring manager with insight into your work ethic and the impact you'll make in the business. 

The following is an example of a cover letter for a transportation planning job.

Use this cover letter as a guide, but remember to be sure that the details fit your situation and the specific position for which you are applying.

Transportation Planning Cover Letter Example

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Cell Phone Number
Your Email


Dear Ms. Smith,
Your need for a Washington State Bicycle/Pedestrian Planning Specialist has come to my attention. I provide strong leadership, research, and attention to detail aptitudes. My ability to work well with others, environmental science degree, and extensive bicycle and alternative transportation work make for a strong foundation for this position.

My experience includes 11 years of serving on the Ann Arbor Bicycle Coordinating Committee (AABCC), Washtenaw Biking and Walking Coalition (WBWC), and I am an American Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) member. My accomplishments include:

  • Analyzed traffic counts and site evaluations
  • Produced Bicycle/ Alt Program literature, maps, resolutions, and correspondences
  • Succeeded in getting a minimum five percent (5%) of ACT-51 funding to be appointed to non-motorized transportation in the Ann Arbor area into perpetuity
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance and advocacy
  • Attend all planning meetings for major infrastructure projects in the City, neighborhoods, and business associations and provide critique and recommendations
  • Address bicycle-pedestrian safety and legal concerns and look for ways to avoid potential future issues
  • Strengthened bicycle-alternative transportation program with increased bicycle and pedestrian facilities, education, and awareness

As a commuting bicyclist logging about 3,000 miles each year since the 1980s and regular bus system user and pedestrian, I am able to analyze the function of the alternative transportation system and its needs through daily use.

I look forward to interviewing with your department. Please contact me should you desire any further information before then.

Very Sincerely,

Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name

How to Send an Email Cover Letter

If you're sending a cover letter via email, list your name and the job title in the subject line of the email message. Include your contact information in your email signature, and don't list the employer contact information. Start your email message with the salutation.

Please Note: This sample is provided for guidance only. The provided information, including samples and examples, is not guaranteed for accuracy or legality. Letters and other correspondence should be edited to fit your personal situation.