Course title
Transportation Planning


Course description
This lecture serves as an introductory course aimed at equipping students with essential knowledge in the field of transportation planning. Throughout the course, students will gain a solid understanding of the core concepts behind four-step travel demand models, encompassing Trip Generation, Trip Distribution, Mode Choice, and Traffic Assignment. Practical case studies will also be presented, offering insights into significant transportation planning endeavors, including:
1.Tokyo Metropolitan Railway Network Plan: Analyzing the strategic planning behind Tokyo's vast railway network.
2.Introduction to Travel and Operation Data for Railway Service Improvement: Exploring the utilization of travel and operational data to enhance railway services.
3.Cost-Benefit Analysis for Railway Projects - A Japanese Case Study: Delving into the application of cost-benefit analysis in the context of Japanese railway projects.
4.Urban Development and Railway Planning - A Case Study of Tokyu Company: Examining the intersection of urban development and railway planning through the lens of Tokyu Company's experiences.
Purpose of class
Students can get a perspective of the transportation planning area, so that they can make plans for their study.
Goals and objectives
  1. Students can know the whole picture of the transportation planning method
  2. Students can know what approaches can be taken for planning
  3. Students can know some examples of practical case study
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

report Total.
1. 35% 35%
2. 35% 35%
3. 30% 30%
Total. 100% -
Evaluation method and criteria
days attended(50%),reports(50%)
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Course guidance, and Introduction to transportation planning To review lessons 60minutes
2. Introduction to travel demand model 1 To review lessons 60minutes
3. Introduction to travel demand model 2 To review lessons 60minutes
4. practical case study 1:Tokyo Metropolitan Railway Network Plan -Current Issues and Future Prospects- To review lessons 60minutes
5. practical case study 2:Introduction of travel and operation data for improvement of railway services To review lessons 60minutes
6. practical case study 3:Cost-Benefit Analysis for Railway projects -Case study in Japan- To review lessons 60minutes
7. practical case study 4:Urban Development and Railway Planning -Case study of Tokyu Co.- To review lessons 60minutes
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Total. - - 420minutes
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Textbooks and reference materials
some documents is distributed
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • To send e-mail for your question
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
Active-learning course
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Applicable Railway committee member of Ministry of Transportation
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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