PSU Announces Fall Transportation Courses

Portland State University
Center for Transportation Studies

We are pleased to announce our Fall 2005 course offerings, and particularly encourage students and working professionals to register for these courses related to transportation:

CE 407/507 SEMINAR: TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH AND PRACTICE (1 credit, F 12-13:30**)* – Weekly seminar series where students, faculty, practitioners, community members and invited visitors discuss a wide variety of subjects related to current transportation research, education, policy and community issues. For credit, students must either present a seminar or submit a paper summarizing one seminar topic area.
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CE 410/510 TRANSPORTATION SAFETY ANALYSIS (4 credits, MW 12-1:50)* – Incorporating safety in highway engineering and transportation planning.
Includes highway design, operation, and maintenance, as well as human factors, statistical analysis, traffic control and public policy. Design concepts of intersections, interchanges, signals, signs and pavement markings; analyzing data sets for recommendations and prioritization; principles of driver and vehicle characteristics in relation to the roadway. Instructor: Monsere

CE 454 URBAN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS (4 credits, MW 8-9:50)* – Urban street patterns and transportation demand, highway capacity analysis, process of urban transport planning, travel-demand forecasting and its application to traffic studies. Development of transport models, multiple regression analysis, models of land use and trip generations, stochastic trip distribution models, applications and case studies.
Route assignment analysis and traffic flow theory. Prerequisite: CE 351.
Instructor: Monsere

– Introduction to intelligent transportation systems, including:
enabling surveillance, navigation, communications and computer technologies. Application of technologies for monitoring, analysis, evaluation and prediction of transportation system performance.
Intervention strategies, costs and benefits, safety, human factors, institutional issues and case studies. Prerequisite: CE 351. Instructor:

USP 565 PEDESTRIAN/BICYCLE PLANNING (3 credits, M 4-6:30)* – Examines the importance of walking and bicycling as means of transportation in a sustainable urban environment. Covers planning, design, implementation, and maintenance of bikeways and walkways, as well as ancillary facilities such as bicycle parking. Focus on the role of education, advocacy, and outreach in improving walking and bicycling conditions.
Study relevant examples from various cities, with a heavy emphasis on Portland’s experience. Instructor: Birk *

USP 537 ECONOMICS OF URBAN TRANSPORTATION (3 credits, Th 4-6:30)* – The transportation system is critical to the functioning of an urban area.
The movement of people and goods affects both the productivity and livability of the region. Transportation systems also affect and are affected by land use and location decisions. This course presents the economic analysis of urban transportation. This will include analysis of the effects of transportation systems on land use and location as well as the evaluation of transportation investments. These methods will then be applied to evaluation of various proposals to improve the urban transportation system. Prerequisite: USP 515 or 615. Instructor: Rufolo

Non-degree students may take classes via “Quick Entry”:

Tuition and fee information:

Winter Class Schedule:

We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

Robert L. Bertini, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor Director, Center for Transportation Studies, Portland State University

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