Engineering Systems, Urban and Regional Planning, Highway Engineering I and II.
(1) Teaching methods: lectures combining theoretical explanations with conceptual and real-case discussions.
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.
(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.
Home assignments: 50.0%
Written final exam: 50.0%
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)