The teaching cases in this section provide an overview of the issues involved in transportation policy and planning, as well as an introduction to the skills necessary for solving the various analytic and managerial problems that are peculiar to this area.  

  • Teaching Case - Jakarta’s Transportation Problems

    Jakarta’s Transportation Problems


    Publication Date: December 7, 2012

    In January 2011 senior Indonesian officials were contemplating the results of a new travel survey that showed that the number of trips in the Jakarta metropolitan area was growing steadily while the share of trips made on public transportation...

  • Teaching Case - Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards 2017-2025

    Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards 2017-2025


    Publication Date: December 03, 2012

    In December 2011, the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency issued a joint proposal to dramatically increase fuel economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions of passenger...

  • Teaching Case - “"Miracle on the Hudson"” (Epilogue)

    "Miracle on the Hudson" (Epilogue)


    Publication Date: September 10, 2012

    On January 15, 2009, shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport, US Airways Flight 1549 struck a flock of Canada geese. The geese were then sucked into the plane's twin engines, causing total engine failure and the loss of power. Case A of...

  • Teaching Case - TransMilenio:  The Battle Over Avenida Séptima

    TransMilenio: The Battle Over Avenida Séptima


    Publication Date: May 10, 2011

    In August of 2007, the mayor of Bogotá, Luis Eduardo Garzón, had to decide whether to proceed with plans to build a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line in Avenida Séptima, one of the most important transportation corridors in the...

  • Teaching Case - California High-Speed Rail

    California High-Speed Rail


    Publication Date: November 18, 2010

    In January 2010, the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) was waiting to hear whether the Obama Administration would approve its application for $4.7 billion in federal stimulus funding to begin the construction of a $50-billion,...

  • Teaching Case - Electric Vehicles in Cities

    Electric Vehicles in Cities


    Publication Date: August 26, 2010

    In 2010, San Francisco was an affiliate of the Large City Climate Leadership Group, an association of major cities around the world that recognized that climate change required global action but were not waiting for others to act. Many of these...

  • Teaching Case - Ho Chi Minh City

    Ho Chi Minh City


    Publication Date: March 02, 2010

    In March 2008 the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, approved a revised master plan designed to guide the development of the city through the year 2025. Vietnam's economy had been growing at rates of 6 to 8 percent...