USF has offered a
graduate-level course in public transportation on an annual or semi-annual
basis. A single course does not have adequate time to address myriad
contemporary issues or provide design or planning experiences for the
A second course would offer the opportunity for a more in-depth
look at key issues. Such a course would be of interest to professionals
who are interested in transit industry employment and would be attractive
to mid-career transit professionals.
In the third year of the NCTR work
program, resources have been programmed for the development of a second
public transit course. The initiative will include developing a course
outline, gathering and developing reading materials, designing
experiential learning exercises, developing materials to facilitate
distance-based or web-assisted learning, and packaging materials in
notebook or CD form. The course content will be reviewed by practitioners.
When completed, the course will be scheduled for an initial delivery. The
prospect of using the taped presentation as a self-taught or independent
study course will be explored.