Transportation Policy and Environmental Limits OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Graduate Level Course on Transportation Policy

Published Jan 05, 2009

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Learn the connections between a growing economy, the environment and an effective transportation system in this free graduate-level OpenCourseWare offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'Transportation Policy and Environmental Limits' discusses both transportation and environmental policies and their relationship. This course is designed for graduate students pursuing a Master of Science degree in Transportation, though it may also be of interest to students in engineering or other related disciplines.

Transportation Policy and Environmental Limits: Course Specifics

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Transportation Policy and Environmental Limits: Course Description

Study the true effects of environmental issues that stem from transportation, including water and air pollution, and ways to affect positive changes in transportation policy. This course focuses on the connections between environmental and transportation policies. It is offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s School of Engineering in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Students study problems associated with automobile transportation, including air, water and noise pollution, safety and the dependence on oil. The costs of automobile transportation, changes which can reduce theses costs, including taxes carpooling, and the challenges associated with implementing these changes are also part of the course. The course extends beyond automobile transportation to include information on aviation transportation, airplane history, safety and pollution. MIT Professors Joseph Coughlin and Frederick Salvucci teach this OpenCourseWare on policies related to transportation, the environment and their relationship.

Lectures notes and study materials for this OpenCourseWare are available for free online. If you are interested in taking this course, visit the environmental limits and transportation policy course page.

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