Green Transportation Careers

The outlook for careers in green transportation looks very promising. In 2011, the most recent year for which data is available, there were┬ánearly 11 million alternative fuel vehicles in the United States, according to the Energy Information Administration. Additionally, the Obama Administration mandated increases in fuel efficiency and first-ever carbon pollution standards, which have created more demand for engineers, scientists, technicians, and manufacturing workers. Increasing urban and suburban populations are creating traffic gridlock, which is prompting more people to use public transportation. These public transportation resources increasingly feature buses and trains that are fueled all or in part by alternative energy sources. Transportation planners will be needed to design new transportation systems and upgrade existing ones to be more environmentally sustainable.  

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