Public Transit

In order to meet the emission reduction goals that will allow us to minimize the climate impacts of our cities, urban populations will need to shift towards low-carbon transportation modes. Public transportation, in the form of high-occupancy vehicles transporting passengers on fixed routes and schedules, is one such mode. In this course, students will learn methods for evaluating transit service at the level of the region, the route, and the station in terms of operational and financial feasibility as well as in terms of the passenger experience. Students will develop the skills to plan transit service and develop conceptual designs for transit infrastructure. Students will demonstrate their learning through hypothetical and realistic transit planning projects.