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Public Transit Planning and Management (PTPM) Certificate

Professor Rebecca Hendrick

A 12-credit, three course campus certificate focused on the design, funding, and operations of public transit systems, including paratransit. The Public Transit Planning & Management (PTPM) Certificate is designed for persons interested in a public transit career, public transit professionals who wish to receive state-of-the-art instruction in transit finance and funding, management, planning and methods and advance along a chosen career path within public transit agencies and non-profit organizations. The PTPM certificate curriculum focuses on how each function operates within a transit system, the dynamic interrelationship between the functions in the management of public transit systems, the complicated context of a transit agency, and how to effectively communicate within that context.

Knowledge and skills developed include: funding and finance of transportation projects; federal legislation and state, regional and municipal planning and government bodies in development; transportation and land use; bus, rail, and paratransit scheduling, demand management, commuter benefits and marketing strategies; data collection and management issues; performance evaluation methodologies; safety and security issues; and human resources and labor relations.

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A total of 12 credit hours is required for the PTPM campus certificate. Students may select from the following courses:

UPP 560 Urban Transportation I: Introduction and Policy (4 credits)
UPP 564 Public Transit Management (4 credits)
UPP 566 Transportation Project Funding and Finance (4 credits)
UPP 565 Transportation: Special Topics, only when offered as Public Transit Planning and Methods (4 credits)