1.258 Public Transportation Systems
Discusses evolution and role of urban public transportation modes, systems and services, focusing on bus and rail. Describes technological characteristics and their impacts on capacity, service quality, and cost. Current practice and new methods for data collection and analysis, performance monitoring, route and network design, frequency determination, and vehicle and crew scheduling. Effect of pricing policy and service quality on ridership. Methods for estimating costs associated with proposed service changes. Organizational models for delivering public transportation service including finance and operations.
This class has 1.201 as a prerequisite.
1.258 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester.
Lecture occurs 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 1-150.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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