The field of transportation is rapidly becoming a popular career choice for undergraduate engineering students. Many work opportunities are available in the area of transportation including computer software analysis, field testing, and consulting. Unfortunately, these opportunities are not always accessible to younger engineers without experience. Mountain Plains Consortium (MPC) at Colorado State University is bridging the gap between employers and students with the Northern Colorado Transportation Internship Program (NCTIP). Since its inception in January 1998, NCTIP has placed approximately 25 students into working environments across the Front Range. This report includes writings of three interns summarizing their NCTIP experiences. The students completed internships between August and December 1998. All three students received different training while working on intriguing, and sometimes controversial, projects. Peter Marxhausen, who worked with the City of Loveland on a comprehensive traffic plan, wrote the first summary. Alan Eckman wrote the second summary on his experience at the NFRT&AQPC, studying transportation alternatives for major corridors in the northern Front Range area of Colorado. Jenny Rodgers wrote the final summary about working with the engineering consulting firm Balloffet and Associates, Inc. Rodgers was hired as a full-time employee less than two months into her internship.


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00811878
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC Report No. 01-124
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 19 2001 12:00AM