Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Optional for: IBYV3, V4tv. Course coordinator: Anders Wretstrand, and Stina Johansson,, Traffic and Roads. Recommended prerequisits: VTTF10 Effects of Traffic: Accessibility, Level of service, Mobility, Safety. Assessment: The grade is awarded on the basis of project assignsments groupwise and written exam. Assessment is carried out with the teaching goals as a point of departure. Further information: Lectures, project work and study visits. Home page:

The course is for you who want to learn more about public transport as a whole. The objectives are knowledge of public transport and public transport planning and the different conditions and roles of public transport in society on a local as well as interregional level. The relation between public transport planning and planning for housing and infrastructure is stressed. The important role of public transport in a sustainable society with the connections towards the transport policies is studied. The economics, both business and social, for public transport is included.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Basic knowledge about the conditions of public transport

Public transport planning on a local and interregional level (trafficking, terminals, maintainance, economics)

Public transport in larger cities

Information and marketing of public transport

Public transport in the future

Hydén et al. (2008) Trafiken i den hållbara staden, Studentlitteratur
Norheim, B., Ruud, A. (2007). Kollektivtransport. Utfordringer, muligheter og løsninger for byområder. Statens vegvesen.
Vägverket (2008) Effektsamband för vägtransportsystemet Kollektivtrafik - Effektkatalog, Publikation 2008:10
A course library is available