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The Transportation Engineering Program (TEP) at the University of Maryland provides its students with in-depth knowledge of the range of topics that are of importance to the field from the more traditional areas of transportation planning, travel behavior, traffic operations, safety, and design to system optimization, transportation economics and policy, infrastructure vulnerability and protection, emissions estimation and sustainability analysis. With expertise in all transport modes, our students are trained to tackle problems involving both passengers and freight that arise along our roadways, airways, railways and waterways, as well as in their intermodal components. The problems that arise in the interdisciplinary field of transportation are complex and continue to change in character with changes in society, technology and the environment. TEP recognizes that to develop professionals who are capable of analyzing and solving these difficult problems, our students must master material in many disciplines, including for example mathematics, computer science, architecture and urban planning, operations research and management science, logistics, economics and psychology. With this training and an emphasis on both academic education and professional development, our graduates are now: professors and researchers at universities and research institutes in the U.S. and abroad; industry experts in local, national and international firms; and local, state and federal government officials.

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 Kathleen Frankle Kathleen Frankle is the Program Manager for the Consortium for ITS Training and Education (CITE) at the University of Maryland, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering since January 1999. CITE specializes in the development of interactive web-based distance learning courses for graduate students and current professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in advanced transportation topics. She holds a Master degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor degree in Marketing both from Florida State University. She has more than 19 years experience as a Project Manager, with 16 of those in the transportation industry. Along with her duties for CITE, Ms. Frankle is an active member of the management team for I-95 Corridor Coalition’s Vehicle Probe Initiate to create a seamless traffic monitoring system that spans the eastern seaboard delivering travel times and speeds on freeways and arterials using probe technology. The collaborative project has been providing comprehensive and continuous real-time travel information since July 1, 2008. She is also an active member of the management team for the Operations Academy Senior Management Program which is a two-week total immersion program specifically focused on the subject of transportation management and operations.


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