1.259J / 11.542J / ESD.227J Transit Management

Fall 2006

Light rail tracks in San Jose, CA.
Light rail is one mode of transit in the United States. The tracks pictured here are in San Jose, CA. (Image courtesy of lazytom on Flickr.)

Course Highlights

This course features a full set of lecture notes and the assignments from the class.

Course Description

This course discusses management methods of relevance to public transportation systems. Topics include strategic planning management, labor relations, maintenance planning and administration, financing, marketing and fare policy, and management information and decision support systems. The course shows how these general management tasks are dealt with in the transit industry and presents alternative strategies. It also identifies alternative arrangements for service provision, including different ways of involving the private sector in public transportation.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Nigel Wilson

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
1.5 hours / session




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