Transport Planning

Year
5
Academic year
2019-2020
Code
02006775
Subject Area
Urbanism, Transports and Transportation Infrastructures
Language of Instruction
Portuguese
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face
Duration
SEMESTRIAL
ECTS Credits
6.0
Type
Elective
Level
2nd Cycle Studies - Mestrado

Recommended Prerequisites

Engineering Systems, Urban and Regional Planning, Highway Engineering I and II.

Teaching Methods

(1) Teaching methods: lectures combining theoretical explanations with conceptual and real-case discussions.

Learning Outcomes

Provide students with

(1) Fundamental knowledge about transportation planning concepts, methodologies, and techniques, as well as a good understanding of transportation planning processes.

(2) Important skills for their effective participation in transportation planning teams.

Work Placement(s)

No

Syllabus

(1)     Transportation systems. Transportation supply vs. demand. Transportation networks. Transportation modes/means. Comparative analysis of transportation modes/means. Transportation motives.

(2)     Transportation planning process.

(3)     Sustainable transportation policies. Principles for the organization of transportation systems.

(4)     Classic (Four-Step) Transportation Model (“Trip Generation”, “Trip Distribution”, “Modal Split” and “Traffic Assignment” modules).

(5)     Micro-simulation Transportation Models. Basic notions.

(6)     Transportation project appraisal.

(7)     Transportation network optimization.

Assessment Methods

Continuous
Home assignments: 50.0%
Written final exam: 50.0%

Bibliography

Antunes, A.P., Correia, G. (2011), Slides de Planeamento de Transportes, Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)

Cascetta, E. (2009), Transportation Systems Analysis, Springer, Heidelberg (Germany).

Ortúzar, J.D., Willumsen, L.G. (2001), Modelling Transport, Wiley, Chichester (UK)

Sussman, J. (2000), Introduction to Transportation Systems, Artech House Publishers, Boston (MA, USA)