Course Description :

Introduction to the operation of modal and intermodal freight facilities and operation. Types of freight movement and handling equipment, freight planning methods, and research. Freight as a multi-modal transportation system. Role of privately owned and operated freight movement on public sector transportation operations and decision making. Communication of impacts of freight movement.

Specific Course Objectives :
  • Distinguish the unique and overlapping concepts and principles of friengt operations and planning, including moving goods by truck, rail, water, and air and across multiple modes.
  • Assess and differentiate the impacts of moving goods on the multi-modal transportation system.
  • Formulate and solve problems related to freight planning and research within transportation engineering decision making.
  • Evaluate and compare how public sector decisions about the transportation system impact the movement of goods and how private sector decisions about goods movement impact the transportation system.
  • Communicate the impact of goods movement on the transportation system to technical and non-technical audiences.
Course Prerequisite :
Graduate Standing
Hours & Credits :
3H, 3C
Course Comment :
This class will be offered in ALTERNATING spring semesters. 2019, 2021, 2023, etc.