CEE 6648 Transportation System Design
Lecture: MW 2:55-4:10pm HLS 206
Spring. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: CEE 3040 and CEE 3610, or permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Co-meets with CEE 4640.
The course is designed as a senior-level design course in transportation. The perspective in the course is one of “system design” ̶ understanding the process of creating objectives, developing alternative designs and having models capable of representing the interactions among major elements of the overall system. The interactions among the major system elements (vehicles, infrastructure, people, freight) occurs on networks, and we need to focus on how networks function. A critical aspect of network design is allocating resources for providing and maintaining capacity in networks, and this will be the primary thread through the course. We will use economic concepts for evaluating benefits and costs associated with changes in the system structure, and examine this issue from both a public sector perspective and from a private sector perspective.