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CE 2710 Fall 2020
Transportation Engineering and Planning
Teaching Team
3:35 to 4:25 pm, Monday and Wednesday - ITE C80
Instructor: Norman Garrick
On-line Office Hours: TBA (or by appointment)
TA: Sadia Sharmin
 On-line Office Hours: TBA
11:00 to 11:50 am, Thursday (on-line)
2:00 to 2:50 pm, Thursday (on-line)
Instructor: Ge Shi
On-line Office Hours: TBA
Course Description
This class is an introduction to transportation engineering and planning. 
The goal is to equip students with basic knowledge of the various modes of transportation, where they are used and how they are used.
We will look at the interdependence between transportation type and land use. We will focus on understanding how transportation affect social life, the economy and the environment.
And we will learn how to use some basic transportation techniques for the planning and design of sustainable places and the supporting transportation systems.
Course Objective
Module 1 - History and Fundamentals
  • Know and understand the significance of major events and turning points in transportation history
  • Know the basic elements of transportation, the range of transportation modes, and the planning and policy framework which in which transportation operates
  • Understand the ways in which transportation and land use are interrelated and how these relationships affect planning and design
Module 2 - Data and Planning
  • Understand the basics of the transportation planning process, its uses and best practices in using these tools
  • Know how data are collected and used in transportation planning and design and understand best practices for the use of these data
Module 3 - Traffic Analysis
  • Know and understand the fundamentals of traffic flow theory and basic computations in traffic flow analysis
Module 4 - Urban Street Design
  • Understand the fundamentals of geometric design and know how to design a basic roadway
  • Know the fundamentals of designing multi modal (bikes, pedestrians and vehicles), place friendly urban streets
Course Materials
All material for the lecture section of the course will be made available on this site at the link below.  These include 1) lecture notes in PowerPoint format, 2) home work assignments, 3) home work solutions, 4) readings and videos, and 5) quiz study guides. 
Material for the tutorial section will be on Husky CT.
There is no required textbook for this course.
Software and Technological Requirements
The software/technical requirements for this course include:
Grade Assessment

* Finals may count as 3/6 to replace one quiz

Late HW and Projects will not be credited except by prior arrangements based on an appropriate excuse.

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