CEE 498HRP | High-Speed Rail Planning
Recent plans for development of HSR in North America require engineers to understand the engineering, as well as the planning, economics, construction, operation, maintenance, management and other principles of HSR, in order to successfully develop the system. This course provides an introduction to planning of an HSR passenger transport system. Students learn about steps involved in HSR planning and methodologies for station and route selection, capital cost estimation, operation and maintenance costs estimation, ridership forecasting, economic analysis, project implementation and financing. Real case studies will be used to illustrate the application of the methodologies learned and for homework.
CEE 498HRP is typically offered in the classroom or online every other fall semester.