Coursebooks

Public transportation systems

CIVIL-461

Lecturer(s) :

Christofa Eleni

Language:

English

Summary

The objectives of this course are to develop analytical skills that students can apply in the planning and management of public transport systems. This optional course will be given only in spring 2019-20!

Content

Historical overview of public transportation and a summary of existing and future transit and paratransit systems and technologies; Planning: shuttle (point-to-point), corridor, two-dimensional networks; Optimization of headway, stop spacing and route spacing for non-hierarchical and hierarchical systems; performance and costs evaluation; transit preferential treatments.

Keywords

Public transportation; generalized cost function; transit performance; route planning, scheduling

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

A good level of knowledge in matehmatics, statistics, physics, optimization and programming as taught n the first 2 years of the ivil Engineering program.

Recommended courses

GC-351 Transportation Systems Engineering

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Teaching methods

Lectures with slides and/or board description, in-class activities, group mini-projects, in-class student presentations

Expected student activities

Participation in lectures and in-class activities, mid-term exam, final exam, homeworks, group mini-projects, in-class student presentations, and online article discussions

Assessment methods

Mid-term exam, final exam, homeworks, mini-projects, in-class student presentations, online article discussions

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
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Under construction
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German