Calendar

LEC #TOPICSKEY DATES
1Introduction to public transportation planning 
2Alternative services and modes 
3Cost characteristicsAssignment 1 out
4

Organizational models and contract structure

Public transport organizational models: roles for the public and private sectors

 
5-6Service planning process 
7Service standards and performance measurement 
8Data collection: needs and techniques

Assignment 1 due

Assignment 2 out

9Design of data collection programs 
10Cost modeling 
11Ridership forecasting 
12

Fare policy and technology

Guest lecture: Dan Fleishman, TranSystems

 
13

Marketing

Guest lecture: Karla Karash, TranSystems

 
14Performance of a single route

Assignment 2 due

Assignment 3 out

15Dwell time models 
16Analysis methods for a single route 
17Frequency determination 
18Vehicle scheduling 
19Crew scheduling

Assignment 3 due

Assignment 4 out

20Workforce planning 
21High ridership corridor strategies 
22Network and route structure 
23

Transit signal priority

Guest lecture: Peter Furth, Northeastern University

 
24Labor relationsAssignment 4 due
25Real-time control strategies 
26

Service reliability measurement

Guest lecture: David Uniman, MIT