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October 19, 2022

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Description

This course discusses the evolution and role of urban public transportation modes, systems, and services, focusing on bus and rail.

It covers various topics, including current practice and new methods for data collection and analysis, performance monitoring, route design, frequency determination, vehicle and crew scheduling, effect of pricing policy and service quality on ridership.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction Unlimited
  • Data collection techniques and program design Unlimited
  • Modal characteristics and roles Unlimited
  • Short-range planning Unlimited
  • Modal capacities and costs Unlimited
  • Cost estimation Unlimited
  • Ridership forecasting Unlimited
  • Performance models Unlimited
  • Origin, destination, and transfer inference Unlimited
  • Macro design models for a single route Unlimited
  • Frequency determination Unlimited
  • Vehicle scheduling Unlimited
  • Crew scheduling Unlimited
  • Networks and route structure Unlimited
  • Bus and Rail corridor strategies Unlimited
  • Customer information strategies—guest lecture by John Attanucci Unlimited
  • Transit signal priority—guest lecture by Peter G. Furth Unlimited
  • Transit service reliability Unlimited
  • Fare policy, structure, and technology Unlimited
  • Workforce planning Unlimited
  • Baumol’s Disease—guest lecture by Frederick Salvucci Unlimited

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