MKAQ 1063 PUBLIC TRANSPORT
SYNOPSIS / COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is one of the compulsory subjects, which provides background knowledge on mass transport modes, infrastructure and operational aspects. These include public transport scheduling and operation design, service planning and its data collection techniques. Transit demand forecasting is focused to model transit traffic flows. Transit lines and networks address level of service, investment, network operating efficiency, etc. This subject will expose the students to the public transport vehicle characteristics, the planning process of public transport, facilities location analysis and layout design, transit system planning and mode selection, highway design and traffic management for buses. The use of intelligent systems in urban mass transport modes and passengers, are elaborated. The economics of fares structure and economic evaluation of public transport plans are discussed. Transit agency organizational and financing models are critically examined with case studies.