CIVL 677 Transportation Engineering

3 semester hours

This class introduces basic concepts involved in the broad and important field of transportation engineering. It focuses on passenger transportation, specifically highways and urban public transit. It addresses the characteristics of included modes, basic design of their guideways and stations, selection of appropriate street designs or modes for given applications, conducting trip generation and parking generation studies, and performing demand/capacity analyses. The history of urban transportation, transportation financing, traffic engineering, and transit operations planning is also covered. By the end of the course, students will have a strong basis for continuing their studies in the field and/or will simply be better informed on transportation issues as they inevitably arise in life.

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