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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Liu, Rongfang

Contact Info
Title: Dr.
Office: 217 Colton Hall
Hours: 2-3 PM Friday
Phone: 973-596-5884
Dept: Civil and Environmental Engineering

About Me


  • PhD in Civil Engineering, University of South Florida
  • MS in Urban and Regional Planning, Florida State University
  • MS in Environmental Engineering, Beijing University
  • BS in Geo-Environmental Science, Beijing University

Courses I Teach

Not teaching any courses this semester

Courses Taught

CE 450 Urban PlanningSyllabus Notes

CE/TRAN 603 Introduction to Urban Transportation PlanningSyllabus Notes

CE/TRAN 655 Land Use PlanningSyllabus Notes

TRAN 702 Selective Topics in TransportationSample Outline

CE/TRAN 705 Mass Transportation SystemsSyllabus Notes

CE 725 Independent StudySample Outline


Selected Publications

Liu, Rongfang (Rachel) and C. Guan. “The Mode Biases of Urban Transportation Policies in China and Their Implications” ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development and Planning, Volume 131, Number 2, June 2005: 57-70.

Liu, Rongfang (Rachel), F. Yang, and M. Chen, “Understanding the Shared Operation of Commuter Rail Transit and Freight Railroads” Journal of Transportation Research Forum, Volume 44, Number 1, Spring 2005: 157-172.

Liu, Rongfang (Rachel) and G. Li, “The Safety Perceptions of Road, Rail and Air and their Implication on Travel Choices” Advances in Transportation Studies: An International Journal, Section A 5 (2005) pp. 15-19.

Schachter, H. and Rongfang (Rachel) Liu. “Policy Development and New Immigrant Communities: A Case Study in Citizen’s Input in Defining Transit Problems” Public Administration Review (Premium journal in Public Administration), September/October 2005, Vol. 65, no. 5, pp. 614-623.

Leone, Kelly and Rongfang (Rachel) Liu. “The Key Design Parameters of Checked Baggage Security Screening Systems in Airports” Journal of Air Transportation Management, Vol. 11, pp. 69-78. Elsevier, United Kingdom.

Liu, Rongfang (Rachel) and Y. Deng. “Comparing the Operating Characteristics of High-Speed Rail and Maglev Systems: A Case Study of Beijing-Shanghai Corridor” Transportation Research Record No. 1863, Journal of Transportation Research Board. pp. 19-27.

Liu, Rongfang (Rachel), D. Nelson, and A. Song. “A Comprehensive Approach for Rolling Stock Planning: Combining Train Performance Simulation and Life Cycle Cost Analysis” Journal of Transportation Research Forum, Spring 2004. Vol. 43, No.1, pp. 105 – 120.

Liu, Rongfang (Rachel) and I. Golovitcher. “Energy Efficient Operation of Rail Vehicles” Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, United Kingdom. Volume 37, Issue 10, pp. 917-932, December 2003.

Leone, Kelly and Rongfang (Rachel) R. Liu. “Measures of Effectiveness for Passenger Baggage Security Screening” Transportation Research Record No. 1822, Journal of Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., pp. 40-48, 2003.