Understanding Relationships Within and Between Transportation and Other Systems, Including Environment, Energy and Advanced Technologies
Transportation planning and engineering deals with the movement of people and goods in a manner consistent with society's environmental and socio-economic goals. Transportation engineering applies engineering, physical and mathematical sciences, economics, and behavioral social science principles to plan, analyze, design, and operate resilient and sustainable transportation systems, such as highways, transit, airfields and ports. Transportation planning involves the formulation and analysis of transportation policy, program, and project alternatives. Societal goals, budgetary constraints, socio-economic (such as safety, equity and mobility) and environmental (such as air and water quality, climate change, and clean energy)objectives, and technological feasibilities (such as vehicle, infrastructure, and information technologies) are considered.