b. Elements: Line Hauls - Networks - Regional Systems
c. Concepts: Load/Capacity; Demand/Supply; Market/Service
d. Models: Quantitative Description of concepts vs time
e. Practice: Use of codes, norms, means, limits, and standards
g. Future DEMAND: trends, projections, and forecasts
a. Static, Steady State, and Variability of Capacity and Load; interaction.
b. Cross section, time series, stochastic, simultaneity
d. Monte Carlo Simulation applied to modeling variability
e. Transportation MODEL; activities, circulation, feedback
f. Accounting: General Principles
3. VEHICLE MOTION and KINEMATICS:
a. Three dimensional motion - general requirements for: steady state, acceleration and deceleration, time - space relationships.
b. Land based systems: Road and Rail, design speeds, track geometrics.
c. Power and energy requirements for cruse, acceleration and deceleration.
e. Vehicle operators, Car drivers, Human Factors.
4. TRAFFIC FLOW and ROUTE - TRACK LOCATION, GEOMETRY, LIMITATIONS, and MODELS:
a. Vehicle characteristics and their effects.
b. Track structural requirements.
c. Vehicle track interface characteristics and limitations.
d. Track environment limitations.
e. Track/speed/space profiles.
h. Digital terrain model, earthwork, material and haul quantities.
5. STANDARDS, NORMS, CONVENTIONAL PRACTICE, TECHNOLOGY LIMITS, and HORIZONS.
6. VALUATION and DECISION METHODS:
b. Estimation of Construction Costs.
c. Estimation of Operations and Maintenance Costs
d. Estimation of Cash and Economic Revenues.
e. System Cost and Revenue Models.
f. Efficiency, Effectiveness and Optimization.
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