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.

Public Transit Planning and Management Campus Certificate Program Code:
20FS5455NDEG

Course Requirements

The PTPM Certificate is based on three course offerings. A total of 12 hours is required for the campus certificate.

The three courses (12 hours) required of all students are:

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)