Course Code: CE-621

Course Learning Outcome: This course aims to provide a comprehensive scientific insight into transportation system planning in general, associated modelling techniques and relevant applications in specific. The course aims to give students an in-depth theoretical understanding of typical four-stage sequential transportation planning. It also incorporates the concepts of transportation system management and accessibility and mobility considerations in transportation planning. 

Session: Offered in Even Semesters (Ongoing Session: January 2024 – May 2024)

Broad Syllabus:

UNIT I: Introduction to Planning and Travel Demand Modeling (4 Lectures)

General concept and planning process, Hierarchical levels of planning, Passenger and Good transportation, Urban Travel characteristics, Types of Planning, Zoning, Data Collection, Regional Planning, Types of Surveys

UNIT II: The Four Step Transportation Planning model (20 Lectures)

Trip Generation modeling – variables influencing trip generation, Regression Analysis and Category Analysis, Trip distribution Modeling – factors governing trip distribution, Growth factor Method, Gravity Model, intervening opportunity and Competing Opportunity Models, Modal Split Modeling, Discrete choice Models. Network and Route Assignment,

UNIT III: Specific Planning Use-Cases - Public Transport and Freight (16 Lectures) 

Planning for Public Transportation, Freight Demand Models, Planning for Non-motorized Modes of Transportation (Bicycle and Pedestrians)

Lecture Materials

Unit 1: Introduction to Planning and Travel Demand Modeling

Unit 2: The Four-Step Transportation Planning Model

Unit 3: Specific Planning Use-Cases - Public Transport 

Continuous Evaluation