Transportation (TRAN)


TRAN 331  Road & Highway Transportation  3 Credits (3,0)

This course applies transport characteristics and regulations to the study of the movement of people and goods on the road and highway system. The focus is on economics, policy, regulations, vehicle characteristics, and the value of time to the cost of transporting goods and people. The multiple factors influencing rate development and rate structure are part of the course.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

TRAN 341  Railroad Operations  3 Credits (3,0)

This course examines the characteristics of rail transport for the movement of passengers and materials. The topics of rail operations and management, including economic issues, regulatory issues, and labor issues are studied. Factors influencing the transport costs of passengers and materials that move on the railroad system, as well as the development of rail rate structures, are examined.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

TRAN 351  Urban Transportation and City Planning  3 Credits (3,0)

The various modes of urban transportation, as well as their advantages and disadvantages, are discussed. The importance of incorporating both practicality and efficiency into transportation systems, including non-motorized systems such as bicycles and bikeways, is explored. Methods of implementing an urban transportation system, meeting the expectations of users, effectively utilizing land and energy resources, and satisfying environmental and zoning regulations to design safe and effective urban transportation systems are discussed.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

TRAN 361  Marine Transportation  3 Credits (3,0)

The focus of this course is on the physical, economic, and domestic and international regulatory characteristics of marine transportation, which includes the movement of passengers and goods on the oceans as well as on inland waterways. A review of economics, regulation, policy, and labor as it pertains to the domestic and international maritime industries is included.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

TRAN 371  Pipelines, Land Use, and the Environment  3 Credits (3,0)

This course examines the economics, regulatory environment, policy issues, management, and operations of domestic and international pipeline systems for the movement of gases, liquids, and slurries. Special emphasis is placed on environmental and land use issues as they relate to the construction and operation of pipelines.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

TRAN 401  Transportation and the Environment  3 Credits (3,0)

This course examines environmental considerations relevant to the principal transportation systems. Transportation systems provide incalculable economic, political, and social benefits, but these benefits come at a price. The challenge is to provide an effective and efficient transportation system while mitigating environmental impacts. Included is an examination of the economic, regulatory, legal, and political issues as they relate to the environment in which transportation systems operate.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.