1.201J / 11.545J / ESD.210J Introduction to Transportation Systems

As taught in: Fall 2006

Photograph of heavy traffic on a highway.

The interstate highway system is one of the transportation issues discussed in this course. (Photograph courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation.)




Prof. Joseph Sussman

Prof. Nigel Wilson

Course Features

Course Description

1.201J/11.545J/ESD.210J is required for all first-year Master of Science in Transportation students. It would be of interest to, as well as accessible to, students in Urban Studies and Planning, Political Science, Technology and Policy, Management, and various engineering departments. It is a good subject for those who plan to take only one subject in transportation and serves as an entry point to other transportation subjects as well.

The subject focuses on fundamental principles of transportation systems, introduces transportation systems components and networks, and addresses how one invests in and operates them effectively. The tie between transportation and related systems is emphasized.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.