This subject aims to provide an environment for students to learn essential facts and develop models and frameworks to understand the development of transportation policy, the making of transportation plans, and the deployment of transportation technologies. The course uses a mixture of traditional lectures, and interactive learning through case studies and role playing. Both the lectures and the cases allow the students to develop an inductive understanding of transportation. The course will be successful if at the end, the student has developed a worldview on transportation (not necessarily the same as the instructor's), and has an appreciation for merits and demerits of various points of view on transportation issues. The course seeks an integrative approach for transportation, and though the stories in lecture will be told mode by mode, there are a number of opportunities to see the relationships between modes, in their structure in function, and in the learning as one mode adopts successful (and unsuccessful) attributes of others.
Lectures, Seminars, Presentations
through semester assessment (75%), final exam (25%)