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1.258J Public Transportation Systems (Spring 2017, MIT OCW). Instructors: Prof. Nigel Wilson, Dr. Gabriel E. Sanchez-Martinez, and Dr. Neema Nassir.

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. (from ocw.mit.edu)

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  • Lecture 01 – Introduction Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Data Collection Techniques and Program Design Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Modal Characteristics and Roles Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Short-Range Planning Practice Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – Short-Range Planning Practice(Cont.) Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – Modal Capacities and Costs Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Cost Estimation Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Ridership Forecasting Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – Performance Models Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Origin, Destination, and Transfer Inference Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Vehicle Scheduling Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – Customer Information Strategies (Guest Lecture by John Attanucci) Unlimited
  • Lecture 19 – Transit Signal Priority (Guest Lecture by Peter G. Furth) Unlimited
  • Lecture 20 – Service Reliability Unlimited
  • Lecture 21 – Fare Policy, Structure, and Technology Unlimited
  • Lecture 22 – Workforce Planning Unlimited
  • Lecture 24 – Baumol’s Disease (Guest Lecture by Frederick Salvucci) Unlimited

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