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This an elective upper level undergraduate/graduate course that aims to introduce students to public transit in the United States and abroad, taking into consideration history, governance, finance, and operations. The course is divided into three parts. Module 1 focuses on the history and governance of public transit. Module 2 focuses accessibility, looking at the transportation-land use connection, (TOD), social justice, and paratransit. Module 3 will focus on route design, ridership forecasting, finance, and analysis of a route. This course uses some materials, such as PowerPoints and suggested readings and assignments, from the American Public Transit Association’s (APTA) National Transit Curriculum.

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