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    Reading and research in transportation planning

    Hello all,

    I'm just starting my search for a graduate program in transportation planning, but I don't know that much about the field as my bachelors is in Environmental Studies with a focus on Sustainable Urban Development. Does anyone have suggestions of journals, blogs, authors, or research to look into to?

    I have just studied in Copenhagen, Denmark for a year and became interested in transportation planning after seeing their incredible public transportation network and bike infrastructure, so I am particularly interested in bike, pedestrian, and public transit infrastructure. I would also like to learn more about TOD, BRT, modeling, and the field in general. I'm looking at schools in the US and Europe, so research, journals, blogs, etc. from both are of interest.

    Thanks!
    Jaime

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    Looking for used copy of Urban Transit Operations, Planning, and Economics by Vuchic

    Hoping to find a used copy of Urban Transit Operations, Planning, and Economics by Vuchic (2005) for $40 + $5 for shipping. Anyone have an old copy they'd like to sell?

    http://www.seas.upenn.edu/%7Evuchic/

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    books and blogs on transit

    I like Vukan Vuchic: http://www.seas.upenn.edu/%7Evuchic/

    And Jarrett Walker: his book, Human Transit, and his blog, http://www.humantransit.org

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    mooc?

    To echo this thread, does anyone know of a (preferably free) online course or series of webinars that explain the basics of transportation engineering and/or modeling? I'm just beginning my career in transportation planning and I'm not so well versed in the technical side of it (my background, like the OP, is in straight up general planning).

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    MIT Open Courses

    This link is one of the offerings from MIT's free and open courses.
    http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-stu...ing-fall-2006/

    I'm not sure this particular course is as technical as you might prefer. But, take a look at it and other courses they offer.

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    Thanks! A little dated, but perfect to get my feet wet for now

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    Jeff Tumlin - Sustainable Transportation Planning

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    Urban Transit by Vukan R. Vuchic

    Urban Transit is a great book.

    See here:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/201738616752?

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