Introduction to transportation planning, the planning concept, Goals, objective and Importance of transportation planning. Nature of traffic problems in cities. Present Scenario of road transport and rail transport assets. Role of transportation: Social, Political, Environmental. Transport and Socioeconomic Activities, Historical Development of Transport, Transportation in the Cities,
Freight Transportation, Future Developments.
Urban form and Transport patterns, land use – transport cycle, concept of accessibility. Types of transport systems, evolution of transport modes, transport problems and mobility issues. Public Transport: Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) Rapid and mass transport system like MRTS & bus rapid transit. Transport Planning Process, Problem Definition, Solution Generation.
Travel demand: Estimation and fore casting, trip classification, trip generation: factor and methods, multiple regression analysis. Trip distribution methods, modal split, trip assignment.
Studying travel behavior. Analyzing urban travel markets. Traffic and transportation surveys and studies, traffic and travel characteristics, urban transport planning process – stages, study
area, zoning, database,
Evaluation of transport planning proposals: Land Use Transport Planning, Economic Evaluation methods like Net present Value methods, Benefit Cost method.
Transport system management: Long term and short term planning.