Transit Short Courses

August 28, 2017

Standing lecturer and seated class

Professor Amer Shalaby (Photo: Taras Romancyshyn)

The annual Short Courses in Public Transit Planning and ITS and Public Transit Modelling were offered in collaboration with the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies for the first time this year. Courses for about 25 participants were held August 23-24-25  in GB202.

About the short courses

The short course lectures are taught by several instructors: Dr. Brendon Hemily, Professor Amer Shalaby; Professor Nigel Wilson; Dr. Hossam Abdelgawad; and Professor Eric J. Miller.

The first, two-day course, Public Transit Planning and ITS (SCS 3378) provides an overview of key concepts and best practices related to transit planning, network and service design, service standards, transit and land use, and the application of ITS technologies.

The second, one-day course, Public Transit Modelling (SCS 3379), provides a complementary but more focused and advanced exploration of tools that can be used for forecasting demand at both the system and route levels, transit assignment, and micro simulation-based analysis.

The two courses may be taken together – with reduced tuition – or separately.  A certificate of completion is issued to participants for each course.

For more information

For the full program and instructor biographies, click here for the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies website.

Dates for the 2018 short courses will be announced.

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