Transportation Decision Making

Transportation Decision Making
  • Author : Kumares C. Sinha,Samuel Labi
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 576
  • Relase : 2011-09-09
  • ISBN : 9781118169667

Transportation Decision Making Book Review:

This pioneering text provides a holistic approach to decisionmaking in transportation project development and programming, whichcan help transportation professionals to optimize their investmentchoices. The authors present a proven set of methodologies forevaluating transportation projects that ensures that all costs andimpacts are taken into consideration. The text's logical organization gets readers started with asolid foundation in basic principles and then progressively buildson that foundation. Topics covered include: Developing performance measures for evaluation, estimatingtravel demand, and costing transportation projects Performing an economic efficiency evaluation that accounts forsuch factors as travel time, safety, and vehicle operatingcosts Evaluating a project's impact on economic development and landuse as well as its impact on society and culture Assessing a project's environmental impact, including airquality, noise, ecology, water resources, and aesthetics Evaluating alternative projects on the basis of multipleperformance criteria Programming transportation investments so that resources can beoptimally allocated to meet facility-specific and system-widegoals Each chapter begins with basic definitions and concepts followedby a methodology for impact assessment. Relevant legislation isdiscussed and available software for performing evaluations ispresented. At the end of each chapter, readers are providedresources for detailed investigation of particular topics. Theseinclude Internet sites and publications of international anddomestic agencies and research institutions. The authors alsoprovide a companion Web site that offers updates, data foranalysis, and case histories of project evaluation and decisionmaking. Given that billions of dollars are spent each year ontransportation systems in the United States alone, and that thereis a need for thorough and rational evaluation and decision makingfor cost-effective system preservation and improvement, this textshould be on the desks of all transportation planners, engineers,and educators. With exercises in every chapter, this text is anideal coursebook for the subject of transportation systems analysisand evaluation.

Policy Architecture

Policy Architecture
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 40
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : NWU:35556031875933

Policy Architecture Book Review:

Transportation decision making policy architecture for the 21st century.

Transportation decision making policy architecture for the 21st century.
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Pages :
  • Relase :
  • ISBN : 9781428962255

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Smart Urban Development

Smart Urban Development
  • Author : Vito Bobek
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 234
  • Relase : 2020-02-19
  • ISBN : 9781789850413

Smart Urban Development Book Review:

Debates about the future of urban development in many countries have been increasingly influenced by discussions of smart cities. Despite numerous examples of this "urban labelling" phenomenon, we know surprisingly little about so-called smart cities. This book provides a preliminary critical discussion of some of the more important aspects of smart cities. Its primary focus is on the experience of some designated smart cities, with a view to problematizing a range of elements that supposedly characterize this new urban form. It also questions some of the underlying assumptions and contradictions hidden within the concept.

Transportation Planning Handbook

Transportation Planning Handbook
  • Author : Michael D. Meyer
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 1200
  • Relase : 2016-08
  • ISBN : 9781118762356

Transportation Planning Handbook Book Review:

Revised edition of Transportation planning handbook, 2009.

Practical Approaches for Involving Traditionally Underserved Populations in Transportation Decisionmaking

Practical Approaches for Involving Traditionally Underserved Populations in Transportation Decisionmaking
  • Author : David Aimen,Anne Caroline Morris
  • Publisher : Transportation Research Board National Research
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : UCBK:C101760103

Practical Approaches for Involving Traditionally Underserved Populations in Transportation Decisionmaking Book Review:

TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 710: Practical Approaches for Involving Traditionally Underserved Populations in Transportation Decisionmaking highlights tools, techniques, and approaches for identifying and connecting with populations that have traditionally been underserved and underrepresented in transportation decisionmaking.

Encyclopedia of Transportation

Encyclopedia of Transportation
  • Author : Mark Garrett
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Pages : 2048
  • Relase : 2014-08-13
  • ISBN : 9781483389806

Encyclopedia of Transportation Book Review:

Viewing transportation through the lens of current social, economic, and policy aspects, this four-volume reference work explores the topic of transportation across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and related areas, including geography, public policy, business, and economics. The book’s articles, all written by experts in the field, seek to answer such questions as: What has been the legacy, not just economically but politically and socially as well, of President Eisenhower’s modern interstate highway system in America? With that system and the infrastructure that supports it now in a state of decline and decay, what’s the best path for the future at a time of enormous fiscal constraints? Should California politicians plunge ahead with plans for a high-speed rail that every expert says—despite the allure—will go largely unused and will never pay back the massive investment while at this very moment potholes go unfilled all across the state? What path is best for emerging countries to keep pace with dramatic economic growth for their part? What are the social and financial costs of gridlock in our cities? Features: Approximately 675 signed articles authored by prominent scholars are arranged in A-to-Z fashion and conclude with Further Readings and cross references. A Chronology helps readers put individual events into historical context; a Reader’s Guide organizes entries by broad topical or thematic areas; a detailed index helps users quickly locate entries of most immediate interest; and a Resource Guide provides a list of journals, books, and associations and their websites. While articles were written to avoid jargon as much as possible, a Glossary provides quick definitions of technical terms. To ensure full, well-rounded coverage of the field, the General Editor with expertise in urban planning, public policy, and the environment worked alongside a Consulting Editor with a background in Civil Engineering. The index, Reader’s Guide, and cross references combine for thorough search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic edition. Available in both print and electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Transportation is an ideal reference for libraries and those who want to explore the issues that surround transportation in the United States and around the world.

The Oxford Handbook of Urban Economics and Planning

The Oxford Handbook of Urban Economics and Planning
  • Author : Nancy Brooks,Kieran Donaghy,Gerrit-Jan Knaap
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2011-02-01
  • ISBN : 9780199701438

The Oxford Handbook of Urban Economics and Planning Book Review:

This volume embodies a problem-driven and theoretically informed approach to bridging frontier research in urban economics and urban/regional planning. The authors focus on the interface between these two subdisciplines that have historically had an uneasy relationship. Although economists were among the early contributors to the literature on urban planning, many economists have been dismissive of a discipline whose leading scholars frequently favor regulations over market institutions, equity over efficiency, and normative prescriptions over positive analysis. Planners, meanwhile, even as they draw upon economic principles, often view the work of economists as abstract, not sensitive to institutional contexts, and communicated in a formal language spoken by few with decision making authority. Not surprisingly, papers in the leading economic journals rarely cite clearly pertinent papers in planning journals, and vice versa. Despite the historical divergence in perspectives and methods, urban economics and urban planning share an intense interest in many topic areas: the nature of cities, the prosperity of urban economies, the provision of urban services, efficient systems of transportation, and the proper allocation of land between urban and environmental uses. In bridging this gap, this book highlights the best scholarship in planning and economics that addresses the most pressing urban problems of our day and will stimulate further dialog between scholars in urban planning and urban economics.

Urban Transport XXIV

Urban Transport XXIV
  • Author : F. A. Ortega Riejos
  • Publisher : WIT Press
  • Pages : 398
  • Relase : 2019-01-30
  • ISBN : 9781784662998

Urban Transport XXIV Book Review:

Providing a collection of research works on the continuing requirement for better urban transport systems, this volume consists of papers presented at the 24th International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment. The need for better urban transport systems and for a healthier environment has resulted in a wide range of research originating from many different countries. These studies highlight the importance of innovative systems, new approaches and original ideas, which need to be thoroughly tested and critically evaluated before they can be implemented in practice. Moreover, there is a growing need for integration with telecommunications systems and IT applications in order to improve safety, security and efficiency. This book also addresses the need to solve important pollution problems associated with urban transport in order to achieve a healthier environment. The variety of topics covered in this volume reflects the complex interaction of the urban transport systems with their environment and the need to establish integrated strategies. The aim is to arrive at optimal socio-economic solutions while reducing the negative environmental impacts of current transportation systems.

New Perspectives and Methods in Transport and Social Exclusion Research

New Perspectives and Methods in Transport and Social Exclusion Research
  • Author : Graham Currie
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Pages : 342
  • Relase : 2011-10-20
  • ISBN : 9781780522005

New Perspectives and Methods in Transport and Social Exclusion Research Book Review:

Presents findings of a successful, international research project exploring links between social exclusion (SE), transport disadvantage (TD) and psychological well being (WB). This title examines fresh perspectives in relation to social capital and WB and developing various economic methods to estimate the marginal value of additional travel.

Transportation Asset Management

Transportation Asset Management
  • Author : Zongzhi Li
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 718
  • Relase : 2018-08-31
  • ISBN : 9781482210538

Transportation Asset Management Book Review:

Transportation asset management delivers efficient and cost-effective investment decisions to support transportation infrastructure and system usage performance measured in economic, social, health, and environmental terms. It can be applied at national, state, and local levels. This distinctive book addresses asset management for multimodal transportation, taking account of system component interdependency, integration, and risk and uncertainty. It sets out rigorous quantitative and qualitative methods for addressing system goals, performance measures, and needs; data collection and management; performance modeling; project evaluation, selection, and trade-off analysis; innovative financing; and institutional issues. It applies as easily to static traffic and time-dependent or dynamic traffic which exists on a more local level. It is written for transportation planners, engineers, and academia, as well as a growing number of graduate students taking transportation asset management courses.

Framework for Collaborative Decision Making on Additions to Highway Capacity

Framework for Collaborative Decision Making on Additions to Highway Capacity
  • Author : ICF International,URS Corporation,Transportation Research Board
  • Publisher : Transportation Research Board
  • Pages :
  • Relase :
  • ISBN : 9780309314893

Framework for Collaborative Decision Making on Additions to Highway Capacity Book Review:

This report from the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2), which is administered by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, describes a framework—including for long-range planning, corridor planning, project programming, environmental review, and environmental permitting— that supports collaborative business practices for reaching decisions on adding highway capacity when necessary.

Information Fusion and Intelligent Geographic Information Systems

Information Fusion and Intelligent Geographic Information Systems
  • Author : Vasily Popovich,Jean-Claude Thill,Manfred Schrenk,Christophe Claramunt
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 191
  • Relase : 2019-11-19
  • ISBN : 9783030316082

Information Fusion and Intelligent Geographic Information Systems Book Review:

This book gathers the proceedings of the 9th International Symposium “Information Fusion and Intelligent Geographic Information Systems 2019” (IF&IGIS'2019), which was held in St. Petersburg, Russia from May 22 to 24, 2019. The goal of the symposium was to provide a forum for exchange among leading international scholars in the fields of spatial data, information integration and Intelligent Geographic Information Systems (IGIS). The symposium was an opportunity to discuss sound and effective lines of modeling in the fusion of spatial data and information within the broader scope of intelligent GIS. The topics of the 2019 Symposium essentially fall into three broad categories of developments aimed at leveraging the power of spatial information, namely: artificial intelligence; algorithmic and computations processes; and data-informed simulation models. All papers collected here present compelling, cutting-edge research on cloud computing, deep learning, visual analytics, and large-scale optimization. They discuss information fusion and intelligent GIS research in the context of surface and sub-surface maritime activities, port asset management, land-based trip and travel planning, smart city and e-government, emergency management, and environmental monitoring. Given its scope, the book will be of interest to students, researchers and professionals working in GIS, remote sensing, and cloud computing.

Climate Change, Energy, Sustainability and Pavements

Climate Change, Energy, Sustainability and Pavements
  • Author : Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan,Wynand JvdM Steyn,John Harvey
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 517
  • Relase : 2014-09-25
  • ISBN : 9783662447192

Climate Change, Energy, Sustainability and Pavements Book Review:

Climate change, energy production and consumption, and the need to improve the sustainability of all aspects of human activity are key inter-related issues for which solutions must be found and implemented quickly and efficiently. To be successfully implemented, solutions must recognize the rapidly changing socio-techno-political environment and multi-dimensional constraints presented by today’s interconnected world. As part of this global effort, considerations of climate change impacts, energy demands, and incorporation of sustainability concepts have increasing importance in the design, construction, and maintenance of highway and airport pavement systems. To prepare the human capacity to develop and implement these solutions, many educators, policy-makers and practitioners have stressed the paramount importance of formally incorporating sustainability concepts in the civil engineering curriculum to educate and train future civil engineers well-equipped to address our current and future sustainability challenges. This book will prove a valuable resource in the hands of researchers, educators and future engineering leaders, most of whom will be working in multidisciplinary environments to address a host of next-generation sustainable transportation infrastructure challenges. "This book proposes a broad detailed overview of the actual scientific knowledge about pavements linked to climate change, energy and sustainability at the international level in an original multidimensional/multi-effects way. By the end, the reader will be aware of the whole global issues to care about for various pavement technical features around the world, among which the implications of modelling including data collection, challenging resources saving and infrastructures services optimisation. This is a complete and varied work, rare in the domain." Dr. Agnes Jullien Research Director Director of Environmental, Development, Safety and Eco-Design Laboratory (EASE) Department of Development, Mobility and Environment Ifsttar Centre de Nantes Cedex- France “An excellent compilation of latest developments in the field of sustainable pavements. The chapter topics have been carefully chosen and are very well-organized with the intention of equipping the reader with the state-of-the-art knowledge on all aspects of pavement sustainability. Topics covered include pavement Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), pervious pavements, cool pavements, photocatalytic pavements, energy harvesting pavements, etc. which will all be of significant interest to students, researchers, and practitioners of pavement engineering. This book will no doubt serve as an excellent reference on the topic of sustainable pavements.” Dr. Wei-Hsing Huang Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology (IJPRT) and Professor of Civil Engineering National Central University Taiwan

Sustainable Urban Transport

Sustainable Urban Transport
  • Author : Maria Attard,Yoram Shiftan
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2015-05-14
  • ISBN : 9781784416157

Sustainable Urban Transport Book Review:

This publication brings together an international group of researchers and presents work from different countries dealing with issues related to transport policy, attitudes and mode choice, car sharing and alternative modes of transport, and discusses the future of non-motorized modes of transport.

Information Requirements for Transportation Economic Analysis

Information Requirements for Transportation Economic Analysis
  • Author : National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board
  • Publisher : Transportation Research Board
  • Pages : 153
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : 0309071240

Information Requirements for Transportation Economic Analysis Book Review:

Conference participants sought to identify gaps in the data and analytic tools needed to support economic analysis as related to transportation investment and to develop research proposals designed to fill those gaps. The opening day of the conference featured presentations by economists, transportation analysts, and policy makers on the theory and practice of economic analysis and its usefulness to decision makers. The second and third days of the conference revolved around participatory workshops. Six separate working groups deliberated over three questions: (1) What is the appropriate level of investment in transportation to encourage economic health? (2) How should projects be prioritized within a multimodal transportation program? (3) How much revenue is likely to flow from user charges, tolls, and other sources? At the conclusion of its deliberations, each working group developed a list of research proposals, which it then presented to the conference as a whole.

Safety and Reliability – Safe Societies in a Changing World

Safety and Reliability – Safe Societies in a Changing World
  • Author : Stein Haugen,Anne Barros,Coen van Gulijk,Trond Kongsvik,Jan Erik Vinnem
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 3202
  • Relase : 2018-06-15
  • ISBN : 9781351174640

Safety and Reliability – Safe Societies in a Changing World Book Review:

Safety and Reliability – Safe Societies in a Changing World collects the papers presented at the 28th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2018 in Trondheim, Norway, June 17-21, 2018. The contributions cover a wide range of methodologies and application areas for safety and reliability that contribute to safe societies in a changing world. These methodologies and applications include: - foundations of risk and reliability assessment and management - mathematical methods in reliability and safety - risk assessment - risk management - system reliability - uncertainty analysis - digitalization and big data - prognostics and system health management - occupational safety - accident and incident modeling - maintenance modeling and applications - simulation for safety and reliability analysis - dynamic risk and barrier management - organizational factors and safety culture - human factors and human reliability - resilience engineering - structural reliability - natural hazards - security - economic analysis in risk management Safety and Reliability – Safe Societies in a Changing World will be invaluable to academics and professionals working in a wide range of industrial and governmental sectors: offshore oil and gas, nuclear engineering, aeronautics and aerospace, marine transport and engineering, railways, road transport, automotive engineering, civil engineering, critical infrastructures, electrical and electronic engineering, energy production and distribution, environmental engineering, information technology and telecommunications, insurance and finance, manufacturing, marine transport, mechanical engineering, security and protection, and policy making.

Linking Community Visioning and Highway Capacity Planning

Linking Community Visioning and Highway Capacity Planning
  • Author : Second Strategic Highway Research Program (U.S.),Planning Communities, Inc
  • Publisher : Transportation Research Board
  • Pages : 77
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 0309129095

Linking Community Visioning and Highway Capacity Planning Book Review:

TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report S2-C08-RR-1: Linking Community Visioning and Highway Capacity Planning explores community visioning efforts, identifies steps and activities that might be considered when engaging in visioning, and highlights the links between vision outcomes and transportation planning and project development processes.

Business Logistics

Business Logistics
  • Author : Turkay Yildiz
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages :
  • Relase :
  • ISBN : 9781312363021

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Management Innovations for Intelligent Supply Chains

Management Innovations for Intelligent Supply Chains
  • Author : Wang, John
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Pages : 399
  • Relase : 2012-11-30
  • ISBN : 9781466624627

Management Innovations for Intelligent Supply Chains Book Review:

The effective use of business intelligence, communication, and productivity applications for supply chain management are essential for the achievement and analysis of information sharing. Management Innovations for Intelligent Supply Chains provides comprehensive coverage in the latest research and developments of supply chain management. This reference collection provides research, methodologies, and frameworks of the incorporation of information systems to better support supply chain management.