Transportation: Infrastructure

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Infrastructure is a critical component to the career fields and industries related to transportation. Infrastructure projects create thousands of jobs and strengthen the backbone of the economy.  As President Obama said in a State of the Union address, “There’s never been a better time to build.”  A few key sectors related to modern transportation are public transit (buses, trains, light rail, streetcars, trams), bicycle pathways, urban design and planning, government policy, and community-based organizations.


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ENGAGE With Cal Poly Connections

Student Groups

  • Cal Poly Institute of Transportation Engineers - ITE is an organization dedicated to connecting and educating transportation professionals. The Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student chapter aims to connect students with peers and professionals, to explore the opportunities within the field, and to make a lasting and meaningful impact on our community and profession. 
  • Cal Poly Associated Students in Planning - ASP is a Cal Poly and American Planning Association accredited club for pre-professional students interested in the field of urban design and City and Regional Planning. 
  • Design-Build Institute of America, Cal Poly Student Chapter - DBIA is a national association dedicated to creating strong partnerships between students and industry professionals. It focuses on collaboration with students from Construction Management, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, City and Regional Planning and Architectural Engineering.


Programs and Courses

  • Transportation Planning (MCRP/MS Engineering) 
  • CRP 334 - Cities in a Global World 
  • CRP 425 - Biking, Walking, and the City 
  • CRP 435 - Transportation Theory 
  • CE 321 – Fundamentals of Transportation Engineering 
  • CE 423 - Intelligent Transportation Systems 
  • CE 424 - Public Transportation


ENHANCE Your Involvment in the Field

Professional Connections


Internship Opportunities


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Example Job Titles

  • Bicycle Planner 
  • Cartographer 
  • Civil Engineer 
  • Photogrammetrist 
  • Surveyor 
  • Transportation Planning Coordinator 
  • Urban Planner


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