Urban Transit for Livable Cities
The goal of urban transit is to achieve an intermodal transportation balance. Ideally, each mode is used in its optimal role, in order to create a people-friendly environment. But how exactly can that be accomplished?
This course will cover examples from different cities and countries; comparing their physical interested in transportation engineering and city planning will gain expert insight into the critical role transit services have on the character of the city and quality of life.
Urban Transit is designed for transportation engineers, city planners, and general city planning enthusiasts. It’s also well-suited for graduate and advanced undergraduate students of transportation, civil, environmental, mechanical, electrical and systems engineering, business administration, economics, and architecture.
The course is taught by Vukan R. Vuchic, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Transportation Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Vuchic has consulted on cities for government agencies and locations around the world.
Upcoming start dates
- Self-paced Online
Who should attend?
Prior courses in engineering, city planning, business, and economics. Professional experience in city government or transit agencies is recommended, but not required.
Cities and Transportation: Evolution of Transport Modes
Highway Transit: Buses, Trolleybuses, BRT/BHLS and Paratransit
Rail Transit: Tramways/Streetcars, LRT, Metro, Regional Rail
Rail Transit Infrastructure, Operations and Roles
Rail Transit Network, Scheduling and Performance
Fares, Financing, Ownership and Regulation
Transit Planning, Mode Selection and Design
Transportation for Livable Cities: Policies and Implementation Measures
Course delivery details
This course is offered through University of Pennsylvania, a partner institute of EdX.
3-6 hours per week
- Verified Track -$49
- Audit Track - Free
Certification / Credits
What you'll learn
- Understand technical and operational characteristics of transit systems
- Review efficient operations of bus and rail transit modes
- Explore role and impact of bus, transit, and rail on a city’s livability
- Describe policies to create balance between transit, cars, and pedestrians and other modes
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