Encyclopedia of Transportation

Author: Mark Garrett

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483346519

Category: Social Science

Page: 2000

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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.
Saving Energy in U.S. Transportation



ISBN: MINN:31951D00273660E

Category: Energy conservation

Page: 282

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This report assesses an array of transportation policies designed to reduce energy use and describes the intersection of these policies with general transportation problems such as congestion and air pollution. The report: describes the U.S. transportation system and its energy use; presents and evaluates forecasts of energy use to 2010; compares and contrasts U.S. and European travel and energy use patterns; discusses reasons governments may choose to intervene in transportation markets; and describes and evaluates a range of policy options to reduce U.S. transport energy use, from gasoline taxes to urban planning. Its objective is to provide a balanced, qualitative perspective of issues and problems rather than a highly quantified analysis.
Management of Surface Transportation Systems

Author: Thomas Urbanik

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309061172

Category: Express highways

Page: 36

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This synthesis will be of interest to officials of municipal, regional, and statewide transportation agencies who are responsible for the management of surface transportation systems in metropolitan areas. It presents information on the processes used by transportation agencies to monitor, evaluate, and implement a variety of solutions to the management of surface transportation systems. This is a complex and dynamic area of application, and the examples presented herein represent a selection of such applications in 1997. The concept of transportation system management is constantly changing and will continue to change, especially with further implementation of intelligent transportation systems. This report of the Transportation Research Board provides an overview of the generalized process that transportation agencies have found to be effective in managing the various aspects of their transportation systems. Specific case examples of effective management strategies are described for several metropolitan areas including Houston, Seattle, metropolitan New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Minneapolis/St. Paul.
A Regional Transportation System Plan for Southeastern Wisconsin, 2010



ISBN: NWU:35556023539778

Category: Highway planning

Page: 707

View: 987

"Third-generation" regional transportation system plan for Southeastern Wisconsin, advancing system development into the 21st century. First integrated regional land use and transporation system development plan issued as Planning report no.7 (design year 1990); "second-generation" report issued as Planning report no.25 (design year 2000). Recommendations in this report set forth a new transportation system for the seven county region, addressing both highway and transit needs.
Digital Social Networks and Travel Behaviour in Urban Environments

Author: Pnina O. Plaut

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429949722

Category: Science

Page: 275

View: 353

This book brings together conceptual and empirical insights to explore the interconnections between social networks based on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and travel behaviour in urban environments. Over the past decade, rapid development of ICT has led to extensive social impacts and influence on travel and mobility patterns within urban spaces. A new field of research of digital social networks and travel behaviour is now emerging. This book presents state-of-the-art knowledge, cutting-edge research and integrated analysis methods from the fields of social networks, travel behaviour and urban analysis. It explores the challenges related to the question of how we can synchronize among social networks activities, transport means, intelligent communication/information technologies and the urban form. This innovative book encourages multidisciplinary insights and fusion among three disciplines of social networks, travel behaviour and urban analysis. It offers new horizons for research and will be of interest to students and scholars studying mobilities, transport studies, urban geography, urban planning, the built environment and urban policy.