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.
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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.
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It is both annoying and meaningless each time the instructor says "etcetera…
By Michael R. (Engineer) on February 16, 2019
It is both annoying and meaningless each time the instructor says "etcetera" . Otherwise, I found the course paced well and informative as well as useful.
Good descriptive course.
By Arthur S. (Engineer) on January 16, 2019
Good descriptive course. The equations were very hard to follow.