This course focuses on public transportation planning, with an emphasis on the long-term importance of how land development can be leveraged to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of transit service. The course is divided into three sections: 1. introduction to transit planning; 2. short and medium-term planning and analysis; 3. land development planning generally as a long-term strategic choice for the success of transit. The first two sections of the course cover the historical development of transit, organizational structure, ridership trends, performance measures, and forecasting methodologies. The third section of the course examines how different types of transit service can impact land development, and how land development can be used to support transit service with a specific emphasis on transit-oriented development.

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