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CE-867 Urban Transportation System Evaluation
Campus SCEE (NIT)
Programs PG
Session Spring Semester 2017
Course Title Urban Transportation System Evaluation
Course Code CE-867
Credit Hours 3
Course Objectives Course Objectives: Objectives of the course are as under:
  • Introduction to the concepts of Transportation system evaluation through rigorous analytical techniques.
  • Give broad insight into the different facets of transportation system evaluation and planning.
  • Providing a solid introduction to transportation demand and cost analysis, engineering economic analysis and environmental consequences of transportation projects.
  • Appreciation of the science involved in multi criteria decision making and transportation programming, through the use of different case studies.
Course Outcomes: This course is designed to provide an overview of the Urban transportation systems evaluation. On successful completion, students will:
  • Build an understanding of major transportation related issues and problems in Pakistan and abroad as they pertain to the planning and evaluation of transportation facilities and services.
  • Develop an understanding of transportation problems in context of system approach.
  • Understand how to apply systems evaluation techniques, using economics, and urban planning principles to transportation investments decisions.
  • Enhance students’ personal skills including their ability to think conceptually and analytically.
  • Develop an understanding of different methodologies to predict transportation demands and costs.
  • Develop a broad picture of how, principles of economics can be applied within the context of transportation systems to understand the effects of different plans and policies.
Detail Content
  • Transportation Project Development Process
  • Transportation Demand and Supply
  • Transportation Costs
  • Evaluation of Safety and Vehicle Operating Cost
  • Economic Efficiency Impacts
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Multiple Criteria Decision Making
  • Transportation Programming
Text/Ref Books
  • Transportation Decision Making – Principles of Project Evaluation and Programming, Sinha K. C., and Labi, 2007.
  • Essays in Transportation Economics and Policy: A Handbook in Honor of John R. Meyer,  Gomez‐Ibanez, J., William B. T., and Winston C., 1999.
  • Urban Transportation Networks: Equilibrium Analysis with Mathematical Programming Methods,Sheffi, Y., S., 1985.
  • Fundamentals of Transportation Systems Analysis, Volume 1: Basic Concept,Manheinm, M, 1979.
  • Urban Transportation Planning, Meyer M., Michael D. and Miller E. J., 2001.
  • Applied Systems Analysis: Engineering Planning and Technology Management, De Neufville, R., 1990.
Time Schedule Spring Semester 2015
Faculty/Resource Person Dr. Anwaar Ahmed
PhD, Purdue University, USA
Discipline: Civil Engineering
Specialty: Transportation Engineering