Calendar

LEC # TOPICS KEY DATES
Introduction / Concepts / Principles
1

Introduction

Transportation as a Complex Socio-Technical System

Assignment 1 out
2 Transportation Systems Components

3 30 Key Points

Assignment 1 due

Assignment 2A out

4 Class Discussion Based on Article Distributed

Assignment 2A due

Assignment 2B out

5 Modeling / Demand / Equilibrium

6 Modeling / Demand / Equilibrium (cont.)

7 Costing Assignment 2B due
8 Costing (cont.) Assignment 3 out
Traveler Transportation
9 Traveler Level of Service

10

Urban Transportation and the Land-Use Connection

Mobility vs. Accessibility

Urban Form

11 Urban Public Transportation

Assignment 3 due

Assignment 4 out

12 Urban Public Transportation (cont.)

13

Intercity Traveler Transportation

High-Speed Rail

International Contrasts

Freight Transportation / Logistics
14 Introduction to Freight / LOS / Logistics

15 LOS / Logistics (cont.)

16 Modes and their Characteristics — Costs / Service / Operations

Assignment 4 due

Assignment 5 out

17 Operations / Operating Plans / Strategic Plans

18 Freight Intermodalism / International Transportation

Themes
19 Project Evaluation and Finance

20 Public Policy Issues — Privatization

Assignment 5 due

Assignment 6A out

21 Transportation Technologies — Their Role and Limitations

22

Transportation in Developing Countries

Megacities — Mexico City (Demand Revisited)

23

Public Policy Issues:

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Transportation

Transportation and Regional Economic Development

24 Large Scale Infrastructure System — The New York City Subway

Assignment 6A due

Assignment 6B out

25 Public Policy Issues — Safety

Summary
26

Class Summary and Wrap-up

Review of Major Concepts

Student Evaluations and Comments

Assignment 6B due

Course Info

Learning Resource Types

notes Lecture Notes
assignment Written Assignments