CIV_ENV 472-2: Transportation Systems Operations and Control 2 -- Scheduled Modes and Real-time Systems



Graduate Standing


Concepts and advanced methodologies for the design of service networks, operating plans and control strategies for scheduled transportation modes and real-time services; focus on public transportation systems, airlines, and fleet management for trucking operations.

Course Assessment:

The principal requirement for this course is the preparation of a major paper reporting on a term project in a specific area within the scope of the course. The paper is expected to be of publishable quality. The paper could address models and/or algorithms for system design or operations planning, as well as models of system performance under different operational strategies and real time information. Considerable flexibility exists for defining the term project; please consult early with the instructor.

  • 10% Class Participation
  • 15% Homework and Short Projects
  • 25% In Class Exam
  • 50% Final Term Project

Principal Textbook References:

Material for this course will be drawn from various sources, including textbooks, edited volumes, selected reports, conference proceedings and papers from Transportation Science, Transportation Research, Operations Research and Transportation Research Record.

General Textbook References of Interest Include:

  1. Ball, M.O. et al. (eds.), Handbook in Operations Research and Management Sciences, Vol.. 8, North Holland (1995).
  2. Bazargan, M. Airline Operations and Scheduling, Ashgate Publishing (2004).
  3. Ceder, A. Public Transit Planning and Operation: Theory, Modeling and Practice, Butterworth-Heinemann (2007).
  4. Lam, W.K., and Bell, M.G.H. (eds.) Advanced Modeling for Transit Operations and Service Planning, Pergamon (2003).
  5. ReVelle, C. and McGarity, A.E. (eds.) Design and Operation of Civil and Environmental Engineering Systems, Wiley (1997).
  6. Yu. G. (ed.) Operations Research in the Airline Industry, Kluwer (1998)