Singapore University of Social Sciences

Integrated Transport Policy

Applications Open: 01 October 2019

Applications Close: 30 November 2019

Next Available Intake: January 2020

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Business Administration


Synopsis

This course considers the process of formulating transport policy, and its implications. Areas to be addressed include the interaction between transport policy and other areas, and the policy implications caused by the unique characteristics of transport. The principles of different forms of control - private, public, regulated, deregulated - are considered, as well as key transport policy aspects of environment, safety, health and social inclusion.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January

Topics

  • Evolution of Transport Policy
  • Urban Transport Policy Context
  • Feedback Mechanisms in Policy Formulation
  • Governance and funding
  • Safety and Environmental policy
  • Land-use/transport policy and sustainability
  • Interaction between transport and other policy areas
  • Social Inclusion
  • Urban Transport Regulation and Competition Policy
  • Competitive Tendering in the Public Transport Arena
  • Ex ante and ex post evaluation of the impact of policy
  • Case study

Learning Outcome

  • Examine the origin and evolution of urban transport policy
  • Analyze the policy context and the policy formulation process
  • Assess the role of feedback mechanisms in policy formulation
  • Evaluate the role of governance and funding consideration in the design of policy
  • Inspect the environmental, social, economic and safety aspects of urban transport and their role in shaping policy
  • Appraise the importance social inclusion in policy formulation
  • Assemble the basic concepts relating to policy implementation and evaluation
  • Measure the interplay between land-use sustainability and transport policy
  • Compare the different options to introduce competition and competitive tendering into the sector
  • Propose a feedback mechanisms in policy formulation
  • Prepare a scheme for social inclusion
  • Question the competitive tendering process in the public transport arena
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