ICYA-4807 Massive and public transportation

This course focuses on the planning, management and operation of public and massive transportation systems. The course analyses the pros and cons of the main technologies of massive transportation with buses, and fast transportation with trains. The course analyzes the fashion to plan the service: how to calculate the size of the fleet, the design of schedules, appointing of drivers to vehicles, plans of operations and real-time operations, among other. The course is based on an real-life application, that will likely consist on studying a solution for public transportation in Bogota´s 7th avenue. Technical visits to the TransMilenio and to Medellin´s Subway (subject to availability of financial resources) will be arranged.