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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 11.541J (Spring 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Public Transportation Service and Operations Planning 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Nigel Wilson 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 1.258J / 11.541J / ESD.226J Public Transportation Service and Operations Planning

    Spring 2006

    Course Highlights

    This course features a complete set of lecture notes and assignments.

    Course Description

    This course describes the evolution and role of urban public transportation modes, systems, and services, focusing on bus and rail. Technological characteristics and their impacts on capacity, service quality, and cost are described. Current practice and new methods for data collection and analysis, performance monitoring, route design, frequency determination, and vehicle and crew scheduling are also discussed. In addition, the effect of pricing policy and service quality on ridership and methods for estimating costs associated with proposed service changes are presented together with means to improve operations through real time intervention.

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