USC Price School of Public Policy

Transportation and Infrastructure Planning

MPL Concentrations

Transportation and Infrastructure Planning is the combination of vital functions that determine the efficiency and productivity of a city. Issues of access and mobility of urban residents must be addressed. Circulation of workers from home to workplace, and of residents to shopping and services, is a fundamental determinant of land use and urban form. Students in this concentration acquire mastery of the basics of transportation analysis, with emphasis on analysis of different policies that serve transportation and infrastructure needs within urban areas.

Suggested courses for students selecting this concentration include:

  • Modeling and Operations Research (PPD 557)
  • Introduction to Transportation Planning Law (PPD 588) (Enroll in CE 579)
  • Port Engineering: Planning and Operations (PPD 589) (Enroll in CE 589)
  • Environmental Impacts (PPD 621)
  • Urban Economic Analysis (PPD 630)
  • Geographic Information Systems for Policy, Planning, and Development (PPD 631)
  • Principles of Transportation Systems Analysis (PPD 635)
  • Transportation and the Environment (PPD 692)

Gateway Course:

  • Institutional and Policy Issues in Transportation (PPD 634)

Concentration Methodology Course:

  • Urban Transportation Planning and Management (PPD 633)