Transport Planning in Developing Countries

Lecturer (assistant)
  • Rolf Moeckel [L]
  • Seyedehsan Seyedabrishami
Duration3 SWS
TermSommersemester 2020
Language of instructionEnglish
Position within curriculaSee TUMonline
DatesSee TUMonline


Admission information


Upon completion of the course, students will understand the process of undertaking a comprehensive transport study for a city with a large population and a weak transport infrastructure in developing countries. They are expected to be able to: - Design a data collection method considering the transport features of the city - Initial data preprocessing and data analysis - Forecast required variable for future - Generate recommendations and evaluate them


The following topics will be covered in the class: - Various data needed for transport planning o Expert and resident survey o Travel data (Revealed and Stated) o Network Data - Models usually used for forecasting travel demand o Four-step models o Direct demand models - Design of Scenarios o New transport infrastructures o Demand management policies - Methodologies for evaluating scenarios


Transport Planning Models (240744419) by Gebhard Wulfhorst and Chenyi Ji

Teaching and learning methods

Two Tehran comprehensive transport studies (CTS), which were undertaken in 1995 and 2005, and the recent comprehensive transport study, which was finished in 2015, will be discussed in this class. Then, students will be divided into several groups and each group will select a city and develop a CTS for that city. Each group will also critically review the three main steps of the CTS including: Data Collection, Demand Forecasting and Recommendations.