ENGRCEE 223 Transportation Systems III: Planning & Forecasting (2016-2017)

ENGRCEE 223 Transportation Systems III: Planning & Forecasting

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRCEE 223 Transportation Systems III: Planning & Forecasting (Credit Units: 4) Theoretical foundations of transportation planning, design, and analysis methods. Theory and application of aggregate and disaggregate models for land use development, trip generation, destination, mode, and route choice. Transportation network analysis. Planning, design, and evaluation of system alternatives. Graduate students only. . Concurrent with ENGRCEE 123. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0470760390.



Michael G. McNally
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC c, EAC e, EAC g, EAC k.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Understand role of modeling in transportation planning. (EAC e)

2. Develop transport network and activity system data structures. (EAC k)

3. identify and evaluate current and anticipated transportation network problems based on travel demand and network performance. (EAC k)

4. Estimate, validate, and apply models for trip generation, trip distribution, mode choice, and trip assignment. (EAC e)

5. Develop designs & cost estimates for network alternatives. (EAC c)

6. Develop well-organized, well-written technical reports. (EAC g)

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Fundamentals of transportation networks.
  • Basic probability and statistics.
  • Engineering economics.
Lecture Topics:
  • Problem Definition, Transportation Planning and Design (1 week)
  • Transportation Networks, Demand and Performance Models, Travel Forecasting (1 week)
  • Trip Generation Analysis (2 weeks)
  • Trip Distribution and Mode Choice (2 weeks)
  • Time-of-Day and Trip Assignment (2 weeks)
  • Network Design and Project Evaluation (1 week)
  • Feedback and Performance Assessment (1 week for CEE 223 only)
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

MW Office; TransCAS version 6.0 [http://www.caliper.com/]

Laboratory Projects:

Term project uses TransCAD, a PC-based Geographical Information System for transportation. The project focuses on the planning, analysis, and design of transportation networks. Student teams produce two intermediate and a comprehensive final report. Iterative network design solutions are featured for each team. The CEE 223 lab project replaced select tasks in the CEE 123 project with advanced method and adds additional analytical modeling requirements. (Advanced topics for CEE 223 presented in lab sessions.)

Professional Component

Contributes to the design experience and Engineering Topics courses of Civil Engineering major.

Design Content Description

Students learn the design process in the context of an integrated project throughout the quarter. Student teams are tasked with developing transportation forecasting model for a hypothetical city, designing the transportation network and all model components. The base year and future "no build" alternatives provide students with the opportunity to define transpiration problems and draw upon technical and creative skills to develop future network design and apply analysis skills to ensure that the designs are workable. An overview of the planning and processes, leading toward the valuation of network and land development problems and solutions, including constraints and economic aspects of alternatives.

Lectures: 50%
Laboratory Portion: 50%
Grading Criteria:
  • Lab Project: 50%
  • Midterm Exam: 20%
  • Final Exam: 30%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 2.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 2.0 credit units

December 21, 2015
Senate Approved:
May 5, 2016
Approved Effective:
2016 Fall Qtr