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TRP 520. Urban Transportation Policy Development. (3,0). This course examines U. S. urban transportation policy over the past 50 years and the changing relationships among the federal, state, and local governments. Additionally, it integrates the study of the influence of legislation, regulations, conferences, federal programs, and advances in planning procedures and technology. The course explores the evolution of urban transportation planning in response to changing factors including the environment, energy, development patterns, intergovernmental coordination, and federal transit programs. 

TRP 525. Transportation Statistics and Research. (3,0). This course is an introductory research course for graduate-level transportation degree candidates. The learning activities for this course are designed to afford the student a meaningful cadre of research skills needed to empirically solve past, present and future problems in the transportation industry.

TRP 530. Transportation Planning. (3,0). This course examines planning for urban facilities, which include contemporary transportation planning for road, rail, water, air, and new technologies. It also provides a critique of urban, regional, and national planning methodologies and a review of strategic versus tactical planning strategies and current research.

TRP 540. Transportation Economics and Finance. (3,0). Economic and financial dimensions of urban transportation systems, including highways and transit: user fees, tolls, congestion pricing, and fare subsidy policies. The course surveys the major issues in the transportation industries, emphasizing the problems of managing, developing, promoting, and regulating the intercity freight and passenger transportation industries. The issues and problems of 1) highway, airway, airway, airport, and waterway finance and 2) transport investment and analysis are covered.

TRP 550. Systems Analysis in Transportation. (3,0). This course covers the systems approach and its application to transportation engineering and planning. It offers an examination of the characteristics and operation of transportation systems from several perspectives, including the importance of transportation costs, economic development, public policy considerations, safety, and methodologies related to the analysis of transportation. Computer software (e.g., geographic information systems, transportation modeling packages, and statistical packages) to analyze transportation systems will be used as tools for prediction of flows and level of service, production functions and cost optimization, utility theory and demand modeling. Transportation network analysis and equilibrium assignment, decision analysis, and multidimensional evaluation of transportation projects are also included.

TRP 560. Public Policy and Administration. (3,0). This course integrates theory, policy and politics in an exploration of transportation policy formulation and implementation. The course focuses primarily on the framework of the public policy-making process with a special emphasis theory (e.g., rationalist, incrementalist, pluralist), stages of the policy process, public participation, and policy analysis.

TRP 600 and 601. Transportation Thesis. (6,0). The thesis is required for all Master of Science degree in Transportation candidates and is the final component for the transportation capstone. TRP 600 provides the student  an opportunity to synthesize and apply their acquired academic knowledge and skills to solve a specific problem in the field of transportation. TRP 601 is a continuation of TRP 600 for those who do not complete the thesis requirements during the previous semester. TRP 601-02 is a one (1) credit hour course designed to allow completion of TRP 601.

TRP 603. Transportation Seminar/Internship. (3,0). The internship is an individually structured program designed to provide an opportunity for the student to work in a transportation environment under the supervision of transportation professionals and a university faculty member (mentor). In addition to the field assignment, the seminar allows the student to explore contemporary transportation issues through participation in seminars, conferences, forums, and simulated exercises.

TRP 630.Transportation Systems. (3,0). This course is designed to provide students an introduction to the mechanics, policies, and implementation strategies involved coordinating multimodal transportation service. The course focuses directly on the procedures required to implement an effective multimodal transportation system in a dynamic environment. All aspects of transportation service delivery will be examined including planning, design and management of system operations.

TRP 631. Highway Traffic Operations. (3,0). This course is designed to give students a comprehensive and in-depth coverage of traffic engineering techniques and practices. In addition, the course focuses on principles and methodologies used by traffic officials to improve he quality, safety and efficiency of highway systems. It covers all modern topics in traffic engineering, including design, construction, operation, maintenance, and system optimization.

TRP 632. Intelligent Transportation Systems. (3,0). This course provides students with information on how intelligent transportation systems are designed and implemented. In addition, the course covers contemporary intelligent system components such as transportation plans and programs, system performance criteria, benefit cost analysis, and partnerships between public and private sectors.

TRP 633. Transportation, Energy and Air Quality. (3,0). This course covers the development of laws, standards, policies and solutions mandated by multiple levels of government to identify the relationship between sources and control of air pollution. The course focuses directly on laws, regulations and strategies to improve air quality, modeling of atmospheric dispersion of pollutants and approaches to control emissions.

TRP 634. Hazardous Material Transportation & Risk Management. (3,0). A survey of the scientific, regulatory and sociopolitical aspects of hazardous materials management. Included in the course are discussion of hazard definition, regulatory considerations, hazard management in the production, storage (including underground), and transportation; toxicology overview; personal protection and safety; emergency planning, mitigation, response and recovery (site-specific and community wide); water and air impacts; government-industry-community relations; mass media relations; and hazardous material management. Prerequisite: None

TRP 640. Transportation and Land Use Planning. (3,0). This course covers the impacts of transportation planning on communities in the United States since the end of World War II. The course includes an overview of  Federal, State and local policies and regulations governing the implementation of various transportation projects. In addition, the course examines and compares transportation planning and land use decisions prior to and after the adoption of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991.

TRP 641. Application of GIS and GPS in Transportation. (3,0). This course is designed to introduce students to many aspects of a geographical information system (GIS) and global positioning system (GPS). The course includes basic GIS concepts, spatial data types, modeling, and management in GIS; theory, operation, application of GPS, and the use of these technologies to solve problems in transportation technology.

TRP 642. Environmental Transportation Policy. (3,0). This course is designed to examine the inextricable, interdisciplinary relationship between transportation and environmental policy. Within this context, students will be exposed to the historical development, fundamental concepts, theory, issues, and policy-making involving transportation land-use planning and environmental laws and regulations. Additionally, underlying values, interests, and political conflicts that influence the balancing of transportation and environmental policy will also explored.

TRP 643. Public Transportation Systems. (3,0). This course provides an in depth examination of public mass transportation systems, including urban rail, bus, para- and specialized transit, rural public transportation, taxis, and intercity passenger services. Course topics cover aspects of planning, construction, and operation; modal features; engineering and design considerations; economic and financial issues; user characteristics; industry organization and management; and advanced technology systems.

TRP 644 Rural Transportation Planning. (3,0). This Course identifies techniques, strategies and local transportation programs used in rural communities to address transportation needs. The course reviews and examines the impact of Federal, State and Regional Policies on rural transportation planning programs at the local level. In addition, the course focuses on the roles local public and private agencies play in providing rural transportation service.

TRP 650. Leadership and Management of Transportation Organizations. (3,0). This course uses social-psychological and behavioral systems perspectives in viewing leadership and management in organizations. The course is structured so that students have an opportunity to explore current theory and concepts of leadership. Students will learn some differences between leadership and management and have an opportunity to learn and apply specific skills that will help them become more effective leaders. Particular effort is made to relate the information to the transportation organization.

TRP 651. International Logistics. (3,0). This course builds on the foundation of introductory operational management courses and covers the essentials of transport systems in business logistics. Topics to be covered include environments of international business, theories of international business, international financial institutions multinational corporations, country evaluations and selection, international strategy and management.

TRP 652. Transportation Business Law. (3,0). This course is designed to examine the law governing the exercise of government authority through institutions that involve administrative agencies. The course’s primary focus is to analyze the procedures and procedural constraints found in administrative agencies. A special emphasis is placed on laws governing the actions of the United States Department of Transportation.

TRP 632. Intelligent Transportation Systems. (3,0). This course provides students with information on how intelligent transportation systems are designed and implemented. In addition, the course covers contemporary intelligent system components such as transportation plans and programs, system performance criteria, benefit cost analysis, and partnerships between public and private sectors.

TRP 660. Introduction to Data Base Design Using Object Oriented Programming. (3,0). This course introduces the students to computer networking and data communication. Students are introduced to Web page design techniques. Students will design and analyze a hypothetical computer network using computer software.

TRP 663. Data Communication and Computer Networking. (3,0). Students examine the use and management of networks. Tools for supporting the distribution and sharing of system resources and information are included.

 

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