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Urban Transportation System (2160608)

Teaching Scheme (in Hours)

Theory Tutorial Practical Total
3 1 0 4

Subject Credit :  4

Examination Scheme (in marks)

PA (M)
ESE Viva (V)
PA (I)
70 30 30 20 150

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Unit-1:  Module - 1

Urbanization, urban class groups, transportation problems and identification, impacts of transportation, urban transport system planning process, modeling techniques in planning.

Unit-2:  Module - 2

Urban mass transportation systems: urban transit problems, travel demand, types of transit systems, public, private, para-transit transport, mass and rapid transit systems, BRTS and Metro rails, capacity, merits and comparison of systems, coordination, types of coordination.

Unit-3:  Module - 3

Introduction to land use planning models, land use and transportation interaction. The transportation study area definition; division into traffic zones; network identification and coding; types of trips, characteristics of various surveys; home interview; roadside survey; goods, mass transit and intermediate public transport surveys; sampling and expansion factors; accuracy checks, screen line checks, consistency checks.

Unit-4:  Module - 4

Travel demand modeling: Trip generation-zonal regression and category analysis, Trip distribution-growth factor models, gravity model, opportunity models, Desire line diagram. Modal split analysis-trip end models, trip interchange models, logit models, Trip assignment techniques-route choice, diversion curves, shortest path algorithms, allor-nothing assignment, capacity restraint models and Direct demand models.

Unit-5:  Module - 5

Mass transit systems:

Introduction to routing and scheduling, transit system’s performance parameters. Corridor identification and corridor screen line analysis. Urban forms and structures: point, linear, radial, poly-nuclear developments and suitable transit systems, Urban goods movement. Preparation of comprehensive plan and transportation system management planning.

Reference Books

Sr. Title Author Publication Amazon Link
1 Principles of Urban Transportation System Planning B.G.Hutchinson McGraw-Hill, New York
2 Transportation Engg. and Planning Edward K. Morlok
3 Metropolitan Transportation Planning J. W.Dickey Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi
4 Urban Transit : Operations, Planning and Economics Vukan R. Vuchic Wiley Sons Publishers
5 Traffic Engineering and Transport Planning Kadiyali L.R. Khanna Publishers
6 Transportation Engineering – An Introduction Khisty, C J. Prentice-Hall, NJ

Course Outcome

After learning the course the students should be able to:

1. Know about urban transportation system planning process, land use planning, different urban mass transit systems-their merits and limitations, different types of transportation surveys, travel demand modeling, urban mass transit system operation and urban goods movement. 2. Carry out trip generation, trip distribution, modal split and trip assignment analysis. 

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