What Ever Happened to Transportation Education?

In this article, the authors trace changes in transportation education, focusing on how and why this discipline has become intertwined at both the undergraduate and graduate levels with the study of supply chain management (SCM). In their work, transportation is primarily considered freight transportation, rather than academic study based in civil engineering, passenger transportation and transit, or transportation law. The authors first explore the basics of transportation from an economic standpoint, notably in the railroad industry. They go on to discuss transportation as an academic discipline, the incorporation of business logistics in the 1950s, and the evolution to supply chain management. The authors conclude that the SCM emphasis on operations is leaving the field with a lack of executives and managers who are education in a range of subjects such as transportation economics, pricing, carrier management, mode characteristics, and even the recent demands of e-commerce.

  • Availability:
  • Authors:
    • Landry, Michael
    • Stone, Richard
  • Publication Date: 2017


  • English

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01660602
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 15 2018 8:02PM