Transportation (TRAN)


TRAN 274  Transportation Science  3 Credits (3,0)

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.

TRAN 301  Transportation Legislation  3 Credits (3,0)

A study of the evolution and development of federal transportation legislation including highway, railroad, maritime, urban transportation, pipeline, and aviation; students will examine both past and present problems resulting in the regulation of transportation as well as the funding process. A review of applicable international treaties and conventions is included.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

TRAN 321  Air Transportation Systems  3 Credits (3,0)

This course examines operations and management of air transportation as part of a global transportation system. The course reviews the evolution of the technological, social, environmental, and political aspects of this system since its inception. The effects of U.S. economic deregulation, energy shortages, federal regulations, national and international issues, including security concerns, are discussed. Passenger, cargo and general aviation transportation modes are studied in relation to ever-changing transportation requirements.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

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.

TRAN 411  Strategic Intermodal Alliances  3 Credits (3,0)

In this course the student is introduced to complex issues of the physical, economic, and regulatory aspects of intermodal transportation alliances. Partnerships in highway, railroad, marine, urban transportation, pipeline, and aviation transportation systems are explored, including the Intelligent Transportation Systems and Information and Communication Systems that integrate the intermodal transportation of goods and products. Containerized shipping is also examined, including container design, load factors, product design and the standard transportation packaging regulations used in domestic and international shipping. Simulation models will be used to develop an intermodal transportation flow chart for international and domestic shipping of standard and non-standard containerized products.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

TRAN 421  Transportation Safety and Security  3 Credits (3,0)

This course provides an analysis of the procedures and management decisions required to maintain safety in transportation networks, vehicles, and facilities. Security and protection of vehicles, cargo, facilities, and personnel is examined. Construction and design of operational and managerial criteria for defense of property are discussed.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

TRAN 490  Transportation Science Capstone Course  3 Credits (3,0)

The Transportation Science Capstone Course is the culminating effort of the student's entire learning experience. The student will complete a project that provides significant evidence of experience in transportation studies. Students will work with designated faculty members to formulate, develop, and complete the transportation project. The completion of the Capstone Course is designed to document significant evidence that Program Outcomes have been met, and provides the student evidence of experience to show to current and prospective employers. The Capstone Course will be taken at the end of the student's degree program as the final course of the program.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.