UPCD697-02B Special Topics: Introduction to Contemporary Urban Transportation Planning and policy-making (with Charles DiMaggio)

UPCD697-02B Special Topics: Introduction to Contemporary Urban Transportation Planning and policy-making (with Charles DiMaggio)

The City of Boston was recently named the most congested city in the US. The City’s rapid growth, in conjunction with limited spending on transportation planning and services, results in the average Bostonian spending more than 160 hours a year, in gridlock which has a significant impact on worker productivity and satisfaction and air and water quality. This course will examine the origins, evolution, current state, and future possibilities for Boston’s regional transportation system. Students will be introduced to demand forecasting, basic system design, transit system operations, and transportation alternatives. Among the topics to be examines emerging trends in urban mass transit, including: on demand services, autonomous vehicles, and the integration of pedestrian and bicycle modes of transportation. Finally, the course will look at the role enlightened transportation planning can play in promoting more socially integrated communities and greater economic equity through enhanced mobility and accessibility.

Credit(s):

3

Location:

Remote

Day(s) and Time(s):

Jul 13-Aug 20
TuTh: 6-9p

Availability:

Registration is closed.
Class Number:3327_Smr2020
Your Price*: $1,725.00

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Important Dates
Session 2 (CE6) classes start: July 13, 2020
Session 2 (CE6) deadline for 100% refund: July 16, 2020
Session 2 (CE6) deadline for 50% refund: July 20, 2020
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