Master of Transportation Policy, Operations, & Logistics (TPOL)
The Transportation Policy, Operations, and Logistics (TPOL) program at George Mason University is designed for students and practicing professionals engaged in policy, planning, regulating, managing and operating transportation facilities and services.
This program provides a working knowledge of the theory, policy, law, research and practices required effectively and efficiently supply and operate transportation facilities and services.
Students learn to think critically and analytically about the challenges and opportunities in the transportation field, and to communicate their analyses clearly and effectively, both through written and oral presentations.
Students tackle a wide range of issues, including
- The role of transport planning in urban design
- Transportation policy and its impact on economic growth and development
- Financing and public-private partnerships (PPP)
- Integrating pedestrians and bicycles safely into system design
- Multimodal interaction
- Congestion and toll system use
- Supply chain management and logistics
- International trade
- Fleet management
- Economic, social and environmental sustainability
Graduates of the TPOL program hold important positions throughout the transportation industry, including state departments of transportation, federal agencies, Congressional staff, industry associations such as AASHTO, and consulting firms such as SAIC, and Booz Allen Hamilton.