Course Detail
Units:
3.0
Course Components:
Lecture
Description
Examination of the tools, techniques and processes that lead to decisions on transportation projects, policies and programs. The emphasis is on urban transportation institutions and issues, but the analytical techniques can be applied in any appropriate context. Overview of transportation planning characteristics, institutions, regulations and issues. Review of traffic, pedestrian and network analysis tools. Exploration of decision-making processes and introduction to transportation systems. Analysis of the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of transportation systems. Study of transportation data collection methods and performance measurement. Introduction to transportation demand forecasting, including trip generation, trip distribution , mode choice, traffic assignment, and activity-based modeling. Investigation of the transportation -land use relationship an associated models. Estimation of transportation costs, prioritization of projects, programming and implementation.