Public Transportation Systems Course

the evolution and role of urban public transportation modes

Public Transportation Systems

This MIT 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.

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Duration: 30 hour(s)
Institution: MIT Open Courseware
Type: Video
Price: free

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Course Description

This MIT course discusses the evolution and role of urban public transportation modes, systems, and services, focusing on bus and rail.

It describes the technological characteristics and their impacts on capacity, service quality, and cost. It also discusses current practice and new methods for data collection and analysis, performance monitoring, route design, frequency determination, and vehicle and crew scheduling. It also covers topics in 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; select transit management topics including labor relations, fare policy/technology, marketing and operations management.

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.

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