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As multi-model transportation systems have a fundamental impact on the economic growth and vitality of any nation transportation engineering provides one of the great opportunities to shape the future of a community. The huge needs worldwide for advancing transportation systems, transportation engineering involves study of land use planning, urban design, intelligent transportation systems, traffic engineering and system design, and innovative strategies for ubiquitous sensor development and interpretation.
As a student of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University whose interest is in transportation engineering, you will interact with faculty who focus on urban engineering and who expand the application of their research to urban mobility, intelligent transportation systems, transit and public transportation operations modeling, and on the development and implementation of cost-effective, modern ways to detect and monitor surface and subsurface roadway defects without increasing costs of operation, while providing accurate up-to-date roadway condition information to decision-makers.
Associated Faculty & Staff
Geometric design of transportation systems; transportation safety; human factors in transportation design; multi-modal streets; roundabouts; traffic calming; intelligent transportation systems
Traffic signal control; transit signal priority; transit operations modeling; transit data collection and sampling
Urban transportation networks and informatics, urban mobility, intelligent transportation systems, public transportation operations