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TRAN 274 : Transportation Science

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Transportation Science
The principles and analytical research tools applicable to the various modes of transportation, including highway, railroad, marine, urban transportation, pipeline, and aviation, are studied. The focus is on public policy, the economy, operations, and management of modal and intermodal transportation. Major subjects of analysis include carrier strategies, intermodal transportation, the shipping process, and globalization issues related to transportation.

This course allows the student to examine each mode of transportation through the concepts of their structure, performance, and conduct; it provides an understanding of the history, economics, significant roles as well as growth and development played by the various transportation modes in modern society. The role of politics and governmental influence is emphasized.

1. Recognize and explain the role each mode of transportation plays in the economies, demographics, and politics of the national and international community.

2. Discuss, analyze and compare the development of each mode of transportation.

3. Compare and evaluate the historical development, characteristics, and current issues concerning air, highway, sea, rail, and urban transportation.

4. Examine the role of state as well as federal governments, politics, and economic realities involved with the maintenance and regulation of each mode of transportation.5. Describe the impact that technology has on the transportation industry and study the methods used by each mode to improve profits and performance.

6. Discuss and analyze how and why national and international transportation policy, rules, methods and procedures are developed and applied.

7. Explain how organizations operate as systems that perform the core function of moving people and goods through transportation networks.

8. Discuss the political, legal, and policy issues concerned with the planning and development of new or improved transportation systems.

9. Analyze the role and importance of intermodal transportation within the transportation industry.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Publications Coyle, J., Bardi, E., & Novak, R. (2011). Transportation: A Supply Chain Perspective. (7th ed.). South-Western, Marion, Ohio. ISBN: 978-0-324-78919-5 Stroh, M. (2006). A practical guide to transportation and logistics. (3rd ed.).Logistics Network Incorporated, Dumont, NJ. ISBN-13: 978-0-9708115-1-9 Worrall, H (2005). A system at risk: The economics of transportation. iUniverse. Lincoln, NE. ISBN-13: 978-0-595-36643-9 Association Websites National Transportation Library: Transportation Research Board: Transportation Research Forum: Websites Air Transport Association: Annual Energy Review (US): Bureau of Transportation Statistics: Department of Transportation: Databases and Periodicals available via Hunt Library: Go to then Library Database Federal Highway Administration: Federal Railroad Administration: International Air Transport Association: National Transportation Safety Board: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration: US Maritime Administration: Journals Aviation Week & Space Technology Electronic: 01/06/1975 to present in LexisNexis Academic 07/06/1998 to present in Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) Print: Current 6 Months Periodicals v.1, 1916/1917 - (ALL AWST MICROFILM FILED UNDER THIS TITLE) Microfilm v.1, 1916/1917 - Special Collection Distribution Worldwide (formerly Distribution, Logistics: Management and Distribution Report, now Logistics Management.) Electronic: 12/01/1987 to current in ProQuest Central (Legacy Platform) 09/01/1992 to current in Business & Company Resource Center 06/01/2002 to present in LexisNexis Academic, and Wilson OmniFile: Full Text Mega Edition Distribution Worldwide (Continued by: Distribution) Print: v.67, 1968 – v.78, no.9, Sep 1979 Microfilm Distribution (Absorbed by: Logistics: Management and Distribution Report) Print: v.78, no.10, Oct 1979 – v.96, 1997 Microfilm Logistics Management and Distribution Report (Continued by: Logistics Management) Print: v.37, 1998 – v.41, no.5, May 2002 Logistics Management Print: Current 12 Months Periodicals v.41, no.6, Jun 2002 – Microfilm Journal of the Transportation Research Forum: Print: v.29, no.2, 1989 to v.38, no.1, 1999 and v.44, 2005 to Present Railway Age Electronic: from 01/01/1988 to present in ProQuest Central (Legacy Platform) 01/01/1989 to present in Business & Company Resource Center 01/01/1995 to present in Wilson OmniFile: Full Text Mega Edition Print: v.186-210 (1985-2009) Traffic World Electronic: FT in ProQuest, 7/13/1998 to 4/22/2001 and 12/16/2002 to 3/2/2009 FT in OmniFile, 1/1/1995 to Present FT in LexisNexis Academic, 4/8/1996 to 3/2/2009 FT in Business & Company Resource Center, 9/1/1998 to 2/28/2009 Traffic Management (Continued by: Logistics management) Electronic: 01/01/1989 to 02/28/1996 in Business & Company Resource Center Print: Periodicals v.11-26 (1972-1987) Microfilm: v.27-35 (19881996) v.35:no.1-2 Transportation Journal Electronic: 03/01/1992 to present in Business & Company Resource Center 01/01/1993 to present in ProQuest Central (Legacy Platform) Print: Current 12 Months Periodicals v.12, 1972 – Microfilm Database Recommendations • Transportation Research Record(TRR)/ Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) • ScienceDirect • ProQuest • Scopus • National Technical Information Service (NTIS)/Aerospace & High Technology Database • TRIS Online • TRANweb

Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Written and oral communications as well as computer skills are emphasized in each course offered throughout the Worldwide Campus.
Reginald (Reggie) Boring - 3/1/2015
Dr. Larry W. Jenkins - 3/1/2015
Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
1-17 Bachelor of Science in Transportation PO #1 - Critical Thinking: The student will show through a variety of mediums (for examples, examinations, term-papers, presentations and assignments) knowledge at a synthesis level to define and solve problems within professional and personal environments.

PO #2 - Quantitative Reasoning: The student will demonstrate the use of digitally-enabled technology and analysis techniques to interpret data for the purpose of drawing valid conclusions and solving associated problems. This may be in the form on direct assignments with software programs, systems and experimentation.

PO #3 - Information Literacy: The student will gather information from primary and secondary sources and incorporating and documenting source material in their writing, for example by referencing – but not limited and also using to justify and explain methodologies and critiquing work and findings. This scope will not be limited to libraries, but digital searching and use of learning resource centers within ERAU and industrial based centers

PO #4 - Communication: The student will communicate concepts in written, digital and oral forms to present technical and non-technical information for the purpose of assessment, information sharing and presentation to their peers.

PO #5 - Scientific Literacy: The student will include in all appropriate applications the process analyzing scientific evidence as it relates to the physical world and its interrelationship with human values and interests.

PO#6 – Cultural Literacy: The student will be able to analyze historical events, cultural artifacts, and philosophical concepts

PO#7 - Life Long Personal Growth: The student will be supported by the role of ERAU of the skills needed to enrich the quality of life through activities that enhance and promote lifelong learning, for example, the opportunity to attend seminars, conferences and partake in the lectures from visiting Professors. Likewise, the role of the Alumni in sharing and developing experiences.

PO#8 - Air Transport System outcome: The student will identify and apply the fundamentals of air transportation as part of a global transportation system, including the technological, social, economical, and political aspects of the system as they applies to passenger and cargo operations and management.

PO #9 - Highway Systems outcome: The student will demonstrate and discuss the characteristics of commercial, public, and private vehicles, as well as road and highway infrastructure, and the factors that lead to differences in the economics, pricing, and operations of the various forms of highway transportation and evaluate each method where used.

PO #10 - Rail Systems outcome: The student will apply the operational, economic, and regulatory characteristics of rail vehicles and rail right-of-ways for the movement of people and freight, to identify the advantages and potential of rail to the transportation system as a whole.

PO #11 - Marine Systems outcome: The student will apply their knowledge of the characteristics of marine vessels and the waterways on which they operate, as well as the economics, regulatory considerations, maritime and international laws, to evaluate the role of marine transport systems in the efficient transport of passengers and cargo.

PO #12 - Pipeline Systems outcome: The student will demonstrate and justify the economics and regulatory aspects of pipelines, to include the movement of liquids, gases, slurries, and other bulk materials, as well as the various environmental and land use issues related to the construction and operation of pipelines.

PO #13 - Strategic Intermodal Alliance outcome: The student will demonstrate, through comparisons and analysis, an evaluation of the physical, economic, and regulatory aspects of intermodal transportation alliances at a local, national and international level.

PO #14 - Transportation Legislation outcome: The student will discuss and recall the evolution and development of federal transportation legislation including highway, air, railroad, maritime, transit, and pipeline, including funding mechanisms and past and present underlying problems. A critical review of applicable international treaties and conventions is included.

PO #15 - Transportation and the Environment outcome: The student will identify and describe the challenges of developing and maintaining an effective and efficient transportation system while mitigating the negative environmental impacts, to include economic, regulatory, legal, political, and energy consumption considerations.

PO #16 - Transportation Safety and Security outcome: The student will relate and recommend improvements for safety and security issues pertaining to transportation networks, vehicles, people, and facilities, as well as the construction and design of operational and managerial criteria for the defense of people and property.

PO #17 - Urban Transportation and City Planning outcome: The student will analyze city planning as it relates to meeting the needs of transporting people, goods and cargo. Evaluation will include examples of best and worst city practices and historical, technological and environmental influences. Students will assess city development, urban transportation public and private, motorized and non-motorized, as well as identifying the complex relationships between transportation and land use within the urban environment to evaluate existing and proposed designs.
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