Provides an overview of the issues involved in transportation policy and planning, as well as an introduction to the skills necessary for solving the various analytic and managerial problems that are peculiar to this area. The course is organized around seven problems: (1) analyzing the market for a service; (2) costing and pricing; (3) operations management; (4) controlling congestion and pollution; (5) transport and land use; (6) investment evaluation; and (7) the regulation of private carriers. Examples are drawn from both urban and inter-city passenger and freight transportation. One-fifth of the classes are lectures, and the rest case discussions. Prerequisite: Microeconomics at the level of API-101 is assumed.
Also offered by the Graduate School of Design as SES-05302.