Transportation and Health

Transportation and Health
Author: Mark Nieuwenhuijsen,Haneen Khreis
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-04
ISBN 10: 0128191368
ISBN 13: 9780128191361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transportation and Health Book Review:

Transportation and Health provides state-of-the-art knowledge on the many linkages between transport and health, the available tools needed to estimate and evaluate the health impacts of transport, future technologies, the developments that can change the direction and magnitude of the health impacts, and the policy and education issues that can result in better practice and knowledge translation. The book provides valuable information on how and why to take health into consideration in transport planning and policy, showing how to estimate the impacts of transport on health in planning, policymaking, education and workforce development.

Advances in Transportation and Health

Advances in Transportation and Health
Author: Mark Nieuwenhuijsen,Haneen Khreis
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2020-04-08
ISBN 10: 0128191376
ISBN 13: 9780128191378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Transportation and Health Book Review:

Transportation and Health provides state-of-the-art knowledge on the many linkages between transport and health, the available tools needed to estimate and evaluate the health impacts of transport, future technologies, the developments that can change the direction and magnitude of the health impacts, and the policy and education issues that can result in better practice and knowledge translation. The book provides valuable information on how and why to take health into consideration in transport planning and policy, showing how to estimate the impacts of transport on health in planning, policymaking, education and workforce development. Explores the latest advances on the full spectrum of connections between transport and health Offers a "roadmap" on how transport impacts health Includes tools for analyzing and estimating the health impacts of transport Shows what research and practice gaps need attention Includes contributions from leading scholars, practitioners and policymakers

Advances in Transportation Geotechnics

Advances in Transportation Geotechnics
Author: Ed Ellis,Hai-Sui Yu,Glenn McDowell,Andrew R. Dawson,Nick Thom
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 786
Release: 2008-08-01
ISBN 10: 0203885945
ISBN 13: 9780203885949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Transportation Geotechnics Book Review:

Highways provide the arteries of modern society. The interaction of road, rail and other transport infrastructure with the ground is unusually intimate, and thus needs to be well-understood to provide economic and reliable infrastructure for society. Challenges include not only the design of new infrastructure (often on problematic ground), but inc

Transportation and Public Health

Transportation and Public Health
Author: Sam Elrahman,Michael Meyer
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2019-06-15
ISBN 10: 0128167742
ISBN 13: 9780128167748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transportation and Public Health Book Review:

Transportation and Public Health: An Integrated Approach to Policy, Planning, and Implementation helps current and future transportation professionals integrate public health considerations into their transportation planning, thus supporting sustainability and promoting societal health and well-being. The book defines key issues, describes potential solutions, and provides detailed examples of how solutions have been implemented worldwide. In addition, it demonstrates how to identify gaps in existing policy frameworks. Addressing a critical and emerging urgent need in transportation and public health research, the book creates a coherent, inclusive and interdisciplinary framework for understanding. By integrating principles from transportation planning and engineering, health management, economics, social and organizational psychology, the book deepens understanding of these multiple perspectives and tensions inherent in integrating public health and transportation planning and policy implementation. Bridges the gap between transport and public health, two fields that have traditionally traveled on separate and parallel tracks Synthesizes key research and practice literature Includes teaching and learning aids, such as case studies, chapter objectives, summaries and discussion questions

Analyzing Impacts of Transportation and Non transportation Activities on Human Health with an Advanced Platform for Collecting Travel and Physical Activity Data

Analyzing Impacts of Transportation and Non transportation Activities on Human Health with an Advanced Platform for Collecting Travel and Physical Activity Data
Author: Raed Abdullah Hasan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1176281083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analyzing Impacts of Transportation and Non transportation Activities on Human Health with an Advanced Platform for Collecting Travel and Physical Activity Data Book Review:

Recently much attention is paid to the lack of physical activities that may cause the health problems in many counties. Travel activities provide a certain amount of physical activities, and the active transportation, such as walking and cycling, becomes more important as an essential element of transportation. The active transportation is expected to contribute to improving human health by reducing cardiovascular disease, obesity, and premature death. However, detailed relationship between the transportation choices and human health has not been well understood. Therefore, there is a need for investigating traveler behaviors and how their choices affect physical activities and public health. The first part of the dissertation explores the role of societal cultures and their impact on choosing active transportation modes. Through a multinational survey conducted in the selected cities of the United States, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq, the sociocultural factors that influence transportation mode choices especially active transportation are identified. The second part of the study involves using a mobile application platform named Physical Activity through Smart Travel Activity (PASTA) to monitor the travel and physical activities of transportation users. The PASTA platform includes mobile data communication, big data analysis, activity classification, transportation mode detection, and physical activity quantification on different interfaces, such as smartphones, cloud databases, and computers. The platform provides data to compare physical activities attributable to transportation across different geographical areas. The PASTA platform is tested in Texas and Michigan and proves to be useful in apportioning the total physical activity into travel-related physical activities and non-travel related physical activities. A transportation mode detection (TMD) system is also developed to process the data collected from PASTA based on machine learning techniques. The third part of the dissertation employs the integrated transportation and health impact model (ITHIM) and enhances the concept of ITHIM by adding the quantitative data obtained from PASTA. Mechanisms for collecting data on physical activities (PA) related to or not related to transportation in previous studies relied on questionnaires and interviews of specific samples in the community. Instead, the PASTA platform provides an automated mechanism for gathering the daily activities of people, especially with regard to physical activities and travel behaviors. The study also introduces the physical activity minute (PAM), an indicator of changes in activity levels, which is an alternative to the metabolic equivalence of the task (METs), which is often a constant value for any type of physical activity. By coupling the data from PASTA, this research substantially reduces the limitations in the previous ITHIM and upgrades the model to conform to the current technological advances. The last part of the dissertation discusses the relationship between the levels of physical activity of individuals, their socio-economic features and body shapes using descriptive analysis and path analysis. Three sets of data are used in this study, such as the questionnaire, body shape tests, and physical activity levels associated with transportation. Socio-economic and body shape factors such as race, age, gender, state of residence, percent of body fat, are found to have significant direct and indirect effects on physical activity. The findings of this study help in incorporating human health into transportation planning by addressing health outcomes impacted by physical activities associated with transportation choices considering peoples socioeconomic and body composition profiles. This dissertation makes an effort to analyze and quantify participants actual physical activities by using recent wearable devices with sensing and GPS tracking technology. The dissertation addresses health outcomes impacted by physical activities associated with transportation options. The study provides information that can be used to enhance community awareness of the health benefits that resulted from different transportation mode choices. Overall, the findings of this study can be used to incorporate human health in transportation planning.

Advances in Transportation Geotechnics IV

Advances in Transportation Geotechnics IV
Author: Erol Tutumluer
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 949
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030772306
ISBN 13: 9783030772307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Transportation Geotechnics IV Book Review:

This volume presents selected papers presented during the 4th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (ICTG). The papers address the geotechnical challenges in design, construction, maintenance, monitoring, and upgrading of roads, railways, airfields, and harbor facilities and other ground transportation infrastructure with the goal of providing safe, economic, environmental, reliable and sustainable infrastructures. This volume will be of interest to postgraduate students, academics, researchers, and consultants working in the field of civil and transport infrastructure. .

International Encyclopedia of Transportation

International Encyclopedia of Transportation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 4226
Release: 2021-05-15
ISBN 10: 9780081026717
ISBN 13: 0081026714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Encyclopedia of Transportation Book Review:

International Encyclopedia of Transportation emphasizes the interaction between the different aspects of research and aims to offer new solutions to understanding these problems. Through 9 volumes, the series takes a familiar dimension of work on transportation, bringing together the views of experts from different disciplinary perspectives. Each volume highlights aspects of work in many disciplinary fields, including engineering, operations research, economics, geography, and sociology to understand the changes taking place. Constraints on public budgets have led to increasing pressure on the private sector to fund improvements requiring new and innovative financial solutions. While there are clear differences in the nature of the pressures felt in developed and less developed economies, there is an increasing recognition that in all societies there are accessibility problems where certain groups become disadvantaged. While the problems are clearly multidimensional, research on transportation is often constrained by single disciplinary approaches, hence this book tries to overcome boundaries. Provides a forward looking and integrated approach to transportation Updated with future technological impacts, such as self-driving vehicles, cyber-physical systems and big data analytics Includes comprehensive coverage Presents a worldwide approach, including sets of comparative studies and applications

Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Hydrogen   Fuel Cells
Author: Michael Frank Hordeski
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2020-12-17
ISBN 10: 1000356132
ISBN 13: 9781000356137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hydrogen Fuel Cells Book Review:

The hydrogen car has been proposed as the solution to our oil problems, but how would it work, and what potential problems associated with it? This book addresses these questions and provides specifics about current developments toward a hydrogen-based energy infrastructure. It offers the reader an informed look at the current state of fuel cell power and transportation technology, and where it's headed.

Smart Energy for Transportation and Health in a Smart City

Smart Energy for Transportation and Health in a Smart City
Author: Chun Sin Lai,Loi Lei Lai,Qi Hong Lai
Publsiher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2022-04-19
ISBN 10: 9781119790334
ISBN 13: 1119790336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Energy for Transportation and Health in a Smart City Book Review:

A comprehensive review of the advances of smart cities’ smart energy, transportation, infrastructure, and health Smart Energy for Transportation and Health in a Smart City offers an essential guide to the functions, characteristics, and domains of smart cities and the energy technology necessary to sustain them. The authors—noted experts on the topic—include the theoretical underpinnings, the practical information, and the potential benefits for the development of smart cities. The book includes information on various financial models of energy storage, the management of networked micro-grids, coordination of virtual energy storage systems, reliability modeling and assessment of cyber space, and the development of a vehicle-to-grid voltage support. The authors review smart transportation elements such as the advanced metering infrastructure for electric vehicle charging, power system dispatching with plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and the best practices for low power wide area network technologies. In addition, the book explores smart health that is based on the Internet of Things and smart devices that can help improve patient care processes and decrease costs while maintaining quality. This important resource: Examines the challenges and opportunities that arise with the development of smart cities Presents a state-of-the-art financial models of smart energy storage Clearly explores the elements of a smart city based on the advancement of information and communication technology Contains a review of advances in smart health for smart cities Includes a variety of real-life case studies that illustrate the various components of a smart city Written for practicing engineers and engineering students, Smart Energy for Transportation and Health in Smart Cities offers a practical guide to the various aspects that create a sustainable smart city.

International Encyclopedia of Transportation

International Encyclopedia of Transportation
Author: Roger William Vickerman,Per Gårder
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 760
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9780323913331
ISBN 13: 0323913334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advances in Transportation Engineering

Advances in Transportation Engineering
Author: Srinivas Pulugurtha,Indrajit Ghosh,Sabyasachi Biswas
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2019-05-09
ISBN 10: 9811371628
ISBN 13: 9789811371622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Transportation Engineering Book Review:

This book comprises select papers presented at the International Conference on Trends and Recent Advances in Civil Engineering (TRACE 2018). The book covers cutting-edge methods and applications in the field of traffic control, transportation planning, road maintenance, and highway and pavement engineering. Case studies on traffic safety, pedestrian behavior, and highway maintenance and design are also presented in this book. The contents of this book are useful for researchers and practitioners working in transportation and traffic engineering.

Traffic Related Air Pollution

Traffic Related Air Pollution
Author: Haneen Khreis,Mark Nieuwenhuijsen,Joe Zietsman,Tara Ramani
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2020-08-20
ISBN 10: 0128181230
ISBN 13: 9780128181232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traffic Related Air Pollution Book Review:

Traffic-Related Air Pollution synthesizes and maps TRAP and its impact on human health at the individual and population level. The book analyzes mitigating standards and regulations with a focus on cities. It provides the methods and tools for assessing and quantifying the associated road traffic emissions, air pollution, exposure and population-based health impacts, while also illuminating the mechanisms underlying health impacts through clinical and toxicological research. Real-world implications are set alongside policy options, emerging technologies and best practices. Finally, the book recommends ways to influence discourse and policy to better account for the health impacts of TRAP and its societal costs. Overviews existing and emerging tools to assess TRAP’s public health impacts Examines TRAP’s health effects at the population level Explores the latest technologies and policies--alongside their potential effectiveness and adverse consequences--for mitigating TRAP Guides on how methods and tools can leverage teaching, practice and policymaking to ameliorate TRAP and its effects

Aging Technology and Health

Aging  Technology and Health
Author: Richard Pak,Anne Collins- Mclaughlin
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2018-03-15
ISBN 10: 0128112735
ISBN 13: 9780128112731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aging Technology and Health Book Review:

Aging, Health and Technology takes a problem-centered approach to examine how older adults use technology for health. It examines the many ways in which technology is being used by older adults, focusing on challenges, solutions and perspectives of the older user. Using aging-health technology as a lens, the book examines issues of technology adoption, basic human factors, cognitive aging, mental health, aging and usability, privacy, trust and automation. Each chapter takes a case study approach to summarize lessons learned from unique examples that can be applied to similar projects, while also providing general information about older adults and technology. Discusses human factors design challenges specific to older adults Covers the wide range of health-related uses for technology—from fitness to leading a more engaged life Utilizes a case study approach for practical application Envisions what the future will hold for technology and older adults Employs a roster of interdisciplinary contributors

Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation

Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation
Author: Neville Stanton
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 932
Release: 2018-06-27
ISBN 10: 3319938851
ISBN 13: 9783319938851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation Book Review:

This book discusses the latest advances in research and development, design, operation and analysis of transportation systems and their complementary infrastructures. It reports on both theories and case studies on road and rail, aviation and maritime transportation. Further, it covers a wealth of topics, from accident analysis, vehicle intelligent control, and human-error and safety issues to next-generation transportation systems, model-based design methods, simulation and training techniques, and many more. A special emphasis is placed on smart technologies and automation in transport, and on the user-centered, ergonomic and sustainable design of transport systems. The book, which is based on the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation, held in Orlando, Florida, USA on July 21–25, 2018, mainly addresses the needs of transportation system designers, industrial designers, human–computer interaction researchers, civil and control engineers, as well as vehicle system engineers. Moreover, it represents a timely source of information for transportation policy-makers and social scientists whose work involves traffic safety, management, and sustainability issues in transport.

Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation Part I

Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation  Part I
Author: Neville Stanton,Giuseppe Di Bucchianico,Andrea Vallicelli,Steven Landry
Publsiher: AHFE International (USA)
Total Pages: 599
Release: 2021-07-19
ISBN 10: 149512097X
ISBN 13: 9781495120978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation Part I Book Review:

Human Factors and Ergonomics have made a considerable contribution to the research, design, development, operation and analysis of transportation systems which includes road and rail vehicles and their complementary infrastructure, aviation and maritime transportation. This book presents recent advances in the Human Factors aspects of Transportation. These advances include accident analysis, automation of vehicles, comfort, distraction of drivers (understanding of distraction and how to avoid it), environmental concerns, in-vehicle systems design, intelligent transport systems, methodological developments, new systems and technology, observational and case studies, safety, situation awareness, skill development and training, warnings and workload. This book brings together the most recent human factors work in the transportation domain, including empirical research, human performance and other types of modeling, analysis, and development. The issues facing engineers, scientists, and other practitioners of human factors in transportation research are becoming more challenging and more critical. The common theme across these sections is that they deal with the intersection of the human and the system. Moreover, many of the chapter topics cross section boundaries, for instance by focusing on function allocation in NextGen or on the safety benefits of a tower controller tool. This is in keeping with the systemic nature of the problems facing human factors experts in rail and road, aviation and maritime research– it is becoming increasingly important to view problems not as isolated issues that can be extracted from the system environment, but as embedded issues that can only be understood as a part of an overall system.

Human Mobility Spatiotemporal Context and Environmental Health Recent Advances in Approaches and Methods

Human Mobility  Spatiotemporal Context  and Environmental Health  Recent Advances in Approaches and Methods
Author: Mei-Po Kwan
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2019-07-12
ISBN 10: 3039211838
ISBN 13: 9783039211838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Mobility Spatiotemporal Context and Environmental Health Recent Advances in Approaches and Methods Book Review:

Environmental health researchers have long used concepts like the neighborhood effect to assessing people’s exposure to environmental influences and the associated health impact. However, these are static notions that ignore people’s daily mobility at various spatial and temporal scales (e.g., daily travel, migratory movements, and movements over the life course) and the influence of neighborhood contexts outside their residential neighborhoods. Recent studies have started to incorporate human mobility, non-residential neighborhoods, and the temporality of exposures through collecting and using data from GPS, accelerometers, mobile phones, various types of sensors, and social media. Innovative approaches and methods have been developed. This Special Issue aims to showcase studies that use new approaches, methods, and data to examine the role of human mobility and non-residential contexts on human health behaviors and outcomes. It includes 21 articles that cover a wide range of topics, including individual exposure to air pollution, exposure and access to green spaces, spatial access to healthcare services, environmental influences on physical activity, food environmental and diet behavior, exposure to noise and its impact on mental health, and broader methodological issues such as the uncertain geographic context problem (UGCoP) and the neighborhood effect averaging problem (NEAP). This collection will be a valuable reference for scholars and students interested in recent advances in the concepts and methods in environmental health and health geography.

Data Driven Solutions to Transportation Problems

Data Driven Solutions to Transportation Problems
Author: Yinhai Wang,Ziqiang Zeng
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2018-12-04
ISBN 10: 0128170271
ISBN 13: 9780128170274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Data Driven Solutions to Transportation Problems Book Review:

Data-Driven Solutions to Transportation Problems explores the fundamental principle of analyzing different types of transportation-related data using methodologies such as the data fusion model, the big data mining approach, computer vision-enabled traffic sensing data analysis, and machine learning. The book examines the state-of-the-art in data-enabled methodologies, technologies and applications in transportation. Readers will learn how to solve problems relating to energy efficiency under connected vehicle environments, urban travel behavior, trajectory data-based travel pattern identification, public transportation analysis, traffic signal control efficiency, optimizing traffic networks network, and much more. Synthesizes the newest developments in data-driven transportation science Includes case studies and examples in each chapter that illustrate the application of methodologies and technologies employed Useful for both theoretical and technically-oriented researchers

Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation

Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation
Author: Neville A. Stanton,Steven Landry,Giuseppe Di Bucchianico,Andrea Vallicelli
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1178
Release: 2016-07-26
ISBN 10: 3319416820
ISBN 13: 9783319416823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation Book Review:

This book discusses the latest advances in research and development, design, operation and analysis of transportation systems and their complementary infrastructures. It reports on both theories and case studies on road and rail, aviation and maritime transportation. The book covers a wealth of topics, from accident analysis, vehicle intelligent control, and human-error and safety issues to next-generation transportation systems, model-based design methods, simulation and training techniques, and many more. A special emphasis is given to smart technologies and automation in transport, as well as to user-centered, ergonomic and sustainable design of transport systems. The book, which is based on the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation, held on July 27-31, 2016, in Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA, mainly addresses transportation system designers, industrial designers, human-computer interaction researchers, civil and control engineers, as well as vehicle system engineers. Moreover, it represents a timely source of information for transportation policy-makers and social scientists dealing with traffic safety, management, and sustainability issues in transport.

Policy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles

Policy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2020-07-24
ISBN 10: 0128201924
ISBN 13: 9780128201923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles Book Review:

Policy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles, Volume Five in the Advances in Transport Policy and Planning series systematically reviews policy relevant implications of AVs and the associated possible policy responses, and discusses future avenues for policy making and research. It comprises 13 chapters discussing: (a) short-term implications of AVs for traffic flow, human-automated bus systems interaction, cyber-security and safety, cybersecurity certification and auditing, non-commuting journeys; (b) long-term implications of AVs for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and energy, health and well-being, data protection, ethics, governance; (c) implications of AVs for the maritime industry and urban deliveries; and (d) overall synthesis and conclusions. Provides the authority and expertise of leading contributors from an international board of authors Presents the latest release in the Advances in Transport Policy and Planning series Updated release includes the latest information on the policy implications of autonomous vehicles

Disruptive Transport

Disruptive Transport
Author: William Riggs
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN 10: 0429876289
ISBN 13: 9780429876288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disruptive Transport Book Review:

With the rise of shared and networked vehicles, autonomous vehicles, and other transportation technologies, technological change is outpacing urban planning and policy. Whether urban planners and policy makers like it or not, these transformations will in turn result in profound changes to streets, land use, and cities. But smarter transportation may not necessarily translate into greater sustainability or equity. There are clear opportunities to shape advances in transportation, and to harness them to reshape cities and improve the socio-economic health of cities and residents. There are opportunities to reduce collisions and improve access to healthcare for those who need it most—particularly high-cost, high-need individuals at the younger and older ends of the age spectrum. There is also potential to connect individuals to jobs and change the way cities organize space and optimize trips. To date, very little discussion has centered around the job and social implications of this technology. Further, policy dialogue on future transport has lagged—particularly in the arenas of sustainability and social justice. Little work has been done on decision-making in this high uncertainty environment–a deficiency that is concerning given that land use and transportation actions have long and lagging timelines. This is one of the first books to explore the impact that emerging transport technology is having on cities and their residents, and how policy is needed to shape the cities that we want to have in the future. The book contains a selection of contributions based on the most advanced empirical research, and case studies for how future transport can be harnessed to improve urban sustainability and justice.