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Syllabus

Calendar

Readings

Related Resources

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Lecture Notes

Introduction: Transit Industry Status

Organizational Models I

Organizational Models II

Contracting I

Contracting II

Performance Measurement I

Performance Measurement II

Performance Measurement III

Strategic Management and Planning

Finance and Budget I

Finance and Budget II

Finance and Budget III

Finance and Budget IV

Labor Relations I

Labor Relations II

Labor Relations III

Workforce Planning

Safety / Security, Transit Maintenance, and Information Systems I

Safety / Security, Transit Maintenance, and Information Systems II

Safety / Security, Transit Maintenance, and Information Systems III

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Assignments

Assignment 1: "Contracted Services"

Assignment 2: "Transit Finance and Budgeting"

Transit Management (Fall 2006)

Light rail tracks in San Jose, CA.

Light rail is one mode of transit in the United States. The tracks pictured here are in San Jose, CA. (Image courtesy of lazytom on Flickr.)

Instructor(s)

Prof. Nigel Wilson

MIT Course Number

1.259J / 11.542J / ESD.227J

As Taught In

Fall 2006

Level

Graduate

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Course Features

Course Description

This course discusses management methods of relevance to public transportation systems. Topics include strategic planning management, labor relations, maintenance planning and administration, financing, marketing and fare policy, and management information and decision support systems. The course shows how these general management tasks are dealt with in the transit industry and presents alternative strategies. It also identifies alternative arrangements for service provision, including different ways of involving the private sector in public transportation.

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