Transportation Engineering: Mass Transportation
Mass transportation (or public transportation) is any form or shared-passenger transportation service available for use by the general public. The types (or modes) of mass transportation include airline service, bus (commonly referred to as transit or transit service in the United States), paratransit (van service), light rail (also known as tram), commuter rail, heavy rail, ferries, as well as other modes such as motorized tricycles (often referred to as auto rickshaws) that are common and widely used in mostly developing and emerging economies. New and innovative modes of mass of transportation include Maglev trains.
The focus of this interactive online course will be on modes of mass transportation and mass transportation systems common within the United States, in particular transit, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, and heavy rail.
- List the modes of mass transportation and identify the attributes of each mode such as travel time, fare prices, comfort, convenience, and safety.
- Describe how mass transportation is organized and administered in the United States.
- Describe the methods used to predict which mode of transportation a rider may select for a particular trip.
- Provide transit route design models for the safe and accessible boarding and alighting of passengers
- Describe the elements and considerations of transit fare policies.
- Analyze the performance of transit routes.
- Identify the primary performance measures of transit routes, such as the safety and security of a passenger.
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Kwabena Ofosu currently serves as Community Development Engineer in Titusville, Florida. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Division of Engineering, Computer Programming and Technology, Valencia College in Orlando, Florida, where he teaches undergraduate courses in Statistics and Probability for Engineers, Engineering Mechanics, and computer applications for engineers. He earned his Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Civil Engineering from the University of Science and Technology, in Ghana. He earned his Master’s degree and PhD, both in Civil Engineering from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. His research areas include bridge engineering, transportation asset management, and artificial intelligence.
Good time allowance, but could use an extra half an hour to complete.
By Ashlyn S. (Engineer) on September 1, 2017
Good time allowance, but could use an extra half an hour to complete. Well presented and clear!!
Very wide ranging course on an important topic that does not get enough att…
By Todd H. (Engineer) on August 30, 2017
Very wide ranging course on an important topic that does not get enough attention is US
A tough course for the credit hours earned .
By Ronald F. (Engineer) on October 14, 2017
A tough course for the credit hours earned .. but learned a lot.
Extremely clearly presented.
By William M. (Engineer) on September 29, 2017
Extremely clearly presented.
During some portions of the course the instructor spends most of the time r…
By Adriana T. on July 12, 2017
During some portions of the course the instructor spends most of the time reading formulas. This is something that could be improved.