Public Transport

Public Transport
Author: Gustav Nielsen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9788299011136
ISBN 13: 8299011132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Planning for Public Transport Accessibility

Planning for Public Transport Accessibility
Author: Carey Curtis,Jan Scheurer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2016-05-05
ISBN 10: 1317080084
ISBN 13: 9781317080084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning for Public Transport Accessibility Book Review:

Bringing together a comparative analysis of the accessibility by public transport of 23 cities spanning four continents, this book provides a "hands-on" introduction to the evolution, rationale and effectiveness of a new generation of accessibility planning tools that have emerged since the mid-2000s. The Spatial Network Analysis for Multimodal Urban Transport Systems (SNAMUTS) tool is used as a practical example to demonstrate how city planners can find answers as they seek to improve public transport accessibility. Uniquely among the new generation of accessibility tools, SNAMUTS has been designed for multi-city comparisons. A range of indicators are employed in each city including: the effectiveness of the public transport network; the relationship between the transport network and land use activity; who gets access within the city; and how resilient the city will be. The cities selected enable a comparison between cities by old world–new world; public transport modes; governance approach; urban development constraints. The book is arranged along six themes that address the different planning challenges cities confront. Richly illustrated with maps and diagrams, this volume acts as a comprehensive sourcebook of accessibility indicators and a snapshot of current policy making around the world in the realm of strategic planning for land use transport integration and the growth of public transport. It provides a deeper understanding of the complexity, opportunities and challenges of twenty-first-century accessibility planning.

Public Transit Planning and Operation

Public Transit Planning and Operation
Author: Avishai Ceder
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 742
Release: 2016-03-09
ISBN 10: 1466563923
ISBN 13: 9781466563926
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Transit Planning and Operation Book Review:

Addresses the Challenges Facing Public Transport Policy Makers and Operators Public Transit Planning and Operation: Modeling, Practice and Behavior, Second Edition offers new solutions for delivering both better services and greater efficiency, solutions which have been developed and tested by the author in over thirty years of research work with mass transit policy makers and operators all over the world. It bridges the worlds of practice and research and academia, provides an overview and a critique of currently used operational planning methods, and furnishes innovative practical techniques and modeling. Improve Service Performance and Successfully Manage the Costs of Operation This new edition brings in new material on timetabling and vehicle scheduling with different vehicle sizes, new methods of designing transit route networks, analysis of transit coordination and connectivity, behavioral aspects of passengers including when making transfers, and innovative methods related to automation and optimization which can be used in real time to significantly improve service reliability. Combines academic research with real-world project experience Focuses on issues encountered in practice Provides unique coverage of the field Public Transit Planning and Operation: Modeling, Practice and Behavior, Second Edition incorporates a series of themes and new ways of thinking about planning and operation. Bridging the gap between theory and application, this text outlines the factors affecting public-transport services, addresses common problems, and offers practical solutions for improvement.

The Routledge Handbook of Public Transport

The Routledge Handbook of Public Transport
Author: Corinne Mulley,John Nelson,Stephen Ison
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 605
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9780367816698
ISBN 13: 0367816695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Public Transport Book Review:

"The Routledge Handbook of Public Transport is a reference work of chapters providing in-depth examination of the current issues and future developments facing public transport. Chapters in this book are dedicated to specific key topics, identifying the challenges therein and pointing to emerging areas of research and concern. The content is written by an international group of expert contributors and is enhanced through contributions from practitioners to deliver a broader perspective. The Handbook deals with public transport policy context, modal settings, public transport environment, public transport delivery issues, smart card data for planning, and the future of public transport. This comprehensive reference work will be a vital source for academics, researchers and transport practitioners in public transport management, transport policy, and transport planning"--

Human Transit

Human Transit
Author: Jarrett Walker
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2012-07-29
ISBN 10: 1610911741
ISBN 13: 9781610911740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Transit Book Review:

Public transit is a powerful tool for addressing a huge range of urban problems, including traffic congestion and economic development as well as climate change. But while many people support transit in the abstract, it's often hard to channel that support into good transit investments. Part of the problem is that transit debates attract many kinds of experts, who often talk past each other. Ordinary people listen to a little of this and decide that transit is impossible to figure out. Jarrett Walker believes that transit can be simple, if we focus first on the underlying geometry that all transit technologies share. In Human Transit, Walker supplies the basic tools, the critical questions, and the means to make smarter decisions about designing and implementing transit services. Human Transit explains the fundamental geometry of transit that shapes successful systems; the process for fitting technology to a particular community; and the local choices that lead to transit-friendly development. Whether you are in the field or simply a concerned citizen, here is an accessible guide to achieving successful public transit that will enrich any community.

Transit Street Design Guide

Transit Street Design Guide
Author: National Association of City Transportation Officials
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2016-04-14
ISBN 10: 1610917472
ISBN 13: 9781610917476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transit Street Design Guide Book Review:

"The Transit Street Design Guide sets a new vision for how cities can harness the immense potential of transit to create active and efficient streets in neighborhoods and downtowns alike. Building on the Urban Street Design Guide and Urban Bikeway Design Guide, the Transit Street Design Guide details how reliable public transportation depends on a commitment to transit at every level of design. Developed through a new peer network of NACTO members and transit agency partners, the Guide provides street transportation departments, transit operating agencies, leaders, and practitioners with the tools to actively prioritize transit on the street."--Site Web de NACTO.

Public Transport Planning

Public Transport Planning
Author: B I Singal
Publsiher: Copal Publishing Group
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2018-07-07
ISBN 10: 9383419628
ISBN 13: 9789383419623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Transport Planning Book Review:

Congestion, lack of mobility and rising air pollution in our cities are becoming areas of serious concern for all stakeholders: authorities, operators and commuters alike. It is also widely accepted that augmentation of public transport (PT) both in quality and quantity will provide relief. A critical issue in this context is the choice of a particular PT mode for a city. Comprehensive information on various modes, aspects of planning a city‐wide PT network and choice of mode is not easily available at one place to students, planners and city officials. This book is an attempt to bridge this gap. This book is based on author’s direct experience in planning, design and implementation of urban transport projects particularly public transport projects in India and abroad, in the overall context of urban mobility. The content of the book is largely at a conceptual level and brings out the finer points in planning. The book is divided into five parts, i.e. modes of public transport, planning a citywide public transport network, planning road‐based modes, planning rail transit and other planning issues.

The Routledge Handbook of Public Transport

The Routledge Handbook of Public Transport
Author: Corinne Mulley,John Nelson,Stephen Ison
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2021-05-13
ISBN 10: 1000367096
ISBN 13: 9781000367096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Public Transport Book Review:

The Routledge Handbook of Public Transport is a reference work of chapters providing in-depth examination of the current issues and future developments facing public transport. Chapters in this book are dedicated to specific key topics, identifying the challenges therein and pointing to emerging areas of research and concern. The content is written by an international group of expert contributors and is enhanced through contributions from practitioners to deliver a broader perspective. The Handbook deals with public transport policy context, modal settings, public transport environment, public transport delivery issues, smart card data for planning and the future of public transport. This comprehensive reference work will be a vital source for academics, researchers and transport practitioners in public transport management, transport policy and transport planning.

Vulnerability Analysis for Transportation Networks

Vulnerability Analysis for Transportation Networks
Author: Michael Taylor
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2017-06-07
ISBN 10: 0128110112
ISBN 13: 9780128110119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vulnerability Analysis for Transportation Networks Book Review:

Vulnerability Analysis for Transportation Networks provides an integrated framework for understanding and addressing how transportation networks across all modes perform when parts of the network fail or are substantially degraded, such as extreme weather events, natural disasters, road crashes, congestion incidents or road repair. The book reviews the range of existing approaches to network vulnerability and identifies the application of each approach, illustrating them with case studies from around the world. The book covers the dimensions of time (hours, days, weeks, months and years), spatial coverage (national networks, regional areas, metropolitan and urbanized areas) and modes (road, urban public transport and national railway systems). It shows how the provided framework can be used to indicate the most suitable accessibility tools and metrics for a particular application. Vulnerability Analysis for Transportation Networks is for academics and researchers in transportation networks and for practicing professionals involved in the planning and management of transportation networks and services. Presents the most current, complete and integrated account of transport network vulnerability analysis Includes numerous case studies from around the world Compares alternative approaches to vulnerability analysis for multiple modes and the applicability of each Shows how academic transport network planning and management research development can be applied to actual practice, with special focus on socio-economic and environmental impacts

Public Transport

Public Transport
Author: Peter R. White
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2003-12-16
ISBN 10: 1134516509
ISBN 13: 9781134516506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Transport Book Review:

Widened in scope and completely updated, this new edition of a well-established textbook provides an authoritative introduction to all modes of public transport; from taxis and local buses to intercity rail, domestic air and express coaches.

Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries

Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries
Author: Ashish Verma,T.V. Ramanayya
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2014-12-17
ISBN 10: 1466581581
ISBN 13: 9781466581586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries Book Review:

Developing Countries Have Different Transportation Issues and Requirements Than Developed Countries An efficient transportation system is critical for a country’s development. Yet cities in developing countries are typically characterized by high-density urban areas and poor public transport, as well as lack of proper roads, parking facilities, road user discipline, and control of land use, resulting in pollution, congestion, accidents, and a host of other transportation problems. Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries examines the status of urban transport in India and other developing countries. It explains the principles of public transport planning and management that are relevant and suitable for developing countries, addresses current transportation system inefficiencies, explores the relationship between mobility and accessibility, and analyzes the results for future use. Considers Socioeconomic and Demographic Characteristics It’s projected that by 2030, developing nations will have more vehicles than developed nations, and automated guided transit (AGT) and other transport systems will soon be available in India. This text compares five cities using specific indicators—urbanization, population growth, vehicle ownership, and usage. It determines demographic and economic changes in India, and examines how these changes have impacted transportation demand and supply, transport policy and regulations, and aspects of economics and finance related to public transport. The authors emphasize preserving and improving existing modes, efficient use of the public transport management infrastructure, implementing proper planning measures, and encouraging a shift towards sustainable modes. They also discuss sustainability in terms of environment, energy, economic, and land use perspectives and consider the trends of motorization, vehicle growth, modal share, effects on mobility and environment, and transport energy consumption and emissions. Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries addresses the growing resource needs and economics of public transport in developing countries, explains various aspects of public transport planning and management, and provides readers with a basic understanding of both urban and rural public transport planning and management in developing countries.

Handbook of Public Transport Research

Handbook of Public Transport Research
Author: Graham Currie
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2021-04-30
ISBN 10: 1788978668
ISBN 13: 9781788978668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Public Transport Research Book Review:

Providing a comprehensive overview and analysis of the latest research in the growing field of public transport studies, this Handbook looks at the impact of urbanisation and the growth of mega-cities on public transport. Chapters examine the significant challenges facing the field that require new and original solutions, including congestion and environmental relief, and the social equity objectives that justify public transport in cities.

Decision Support Methods in Modern Transportation Systems and Networks

Decision Support Methods in Modern Transportation Systems and Networks
Author: Grzegorz Sierpiński,Elżbieta Macioszek
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2021-06-10
ISBN 10: 3030717712
ISBN 13: 9783030717711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decision Support Methods in Modern Transportation Systems and Networks Book Review:

This book contains an abundance of numerical analyses based on significant data sets, illustrating importance of environmentally friendly solutions requiring transport networks to be redesigned or clean zones to be implemented. What kind of steps should be taken to redesign transport network? How to evaluate efficiency or flexibility of transport system and city logistics? What factors can be taken into account in the process of optimizing the functioning of public transport or paid parking zones? How to optimize supply chains (including last mile delivering and routing problem)? Which of the multi-criteria methods should be applied to support decision making processes while tackling problems of global transport systems? Answers to these and many other questions can be found in this book.With regard to the research results discussed and the selected solutions applied, the book entitled "Decision support methods in modern transportation systems and networks" primarily addresses the needs of three target groups: · Scientists and researchers (ITS field) · Local authorities (responsible for the transport systems at the urban and regional level) · Representatives of business (traffic strategy management) and industry (manufacturers of ITS components).

Advanced Modeling for Transit Operations and Service Planning

Advanced Modeling for Transit Operations and Service Planning
Author: William H. K. Lam,Michael G. H. Bell
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780080442068
ISBN 13: 0080442064
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Modeling for Transit Operations and Service Planning Book Review:

From the contents: Initial planning for urban transit systems (S.C. Wirasinghe). - Public transport timetabling and vehicle scheduling (A. Ceder). - Designing public transport network and routes (A. Ceder). - Transit path choice and assignment model approaches (A. Nuzzolo). - Schedule-based transit assignment models (A. Nuzzolo). - Frequency based transit route choice models (M. Florian).

Transport Network Planning

Transport Network Planning
Author: Patrick O'Sullivan,Gary D. Holtzclaw,Gerald Barber
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2021-12-10
ISBN 10: 100040322X
ISBN 13: 9781000403220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transport Network Planning Book Review:

Originally published in 1979 and with a case-study from Indonesia, this volume examines the question of planning the provision of transport facilities as a special case of the general planning problem. It deals with the modelling (including conceptual short-comings of it), analysis, estimation and control of transport planning and the challenges associated with planning in uncertainty. As well as devoting specific chapters to network planning, the book also provides background material on transport planning, locational theory and economics.

Handbook of Research on Geoinformatics

Handbook of Research on Geoinformatics
Author: Karimi, Hassan A.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2009-01-31
ISBN 10: 1591409969
ISBN 13: 9781591409960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Geoinformatics Book Review:

"This book discusses the complete range of contemporary research topics such as computer modeling, geometry, geoprocessing, and geographic information systems"--Provided by publisher.

Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility

Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility
Author: Un-Habitat
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2013-10-30
ISBN 10: 1317932870
ISBN 13: 9781317932871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility Book Review:

Urban transport systems worldwide are faced by a multitude of challenges. Among the most visible of these are the traffic gridlocks experienced on city roads and highways all over the world. The prescribed solution to transport problems in most cities has thus been to build more infrastructures for cars, with a limited number of cities improving public transport systems in a sustainable manner. However, a number of challenges faced by urban transport systems – such as greenhouse gas emissions, noise and air pollution and road traffic accidents – do not necessarily get solved by the construction of new infrastructure. Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility argues that the development of sustainable urban transport systems requires a conceptual leap. The purpose of ‘transportation’ and ‘mobility’ is to gain access to destinations, activities, services and goods. Thus, access is the ultimate objective of transportation. As a result, urban planning and design should focus on how to bring people and places together, by creating cities that focus on accessibility, rather than simply increasing the length of urban transport infrastructure or increasing the movement of people or goods. Urban form and the functionality of the city are therefore a major focus of this report, which highlights the importance of integrated land-use and transport planning. This new report of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the world’s leading authority on urban issues, provides some thought-provoking insights and policy recommendations on how to plan and design sustainable urban mobility systems. The Global Report on Human Settlements is the most authoritative and up-to-date global assessment of human settlements conditions and trends. Preceding issues of the report have addressed such topics as Cities in a Globalizing World, The Challenge of Slums, Financing Urban Shelter, Enhancing Urban Safety and Security, Planning Sustainable Cities and Cities and Climate Change.

Design and Operation of Civil and Environmental Engineering Systems

Design and Operation of Civil and Environmental Engineering Systems
Author: Charles ReVelle,Arthur E. McGarity
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 768
Release: 1997-08-14
ISBN 10: 9780471128168
ISBN 13: 0471128163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design and Operation of Civil and Environmental Engineering Systems Book Review:

The tools of operations research (OR)--optimization, simulation, game theory, and others--are increasingly applied to the entire range of problems encountered by civil and environmental engineers. In this groundbreaking text/reference, the world's leading experts describe sophisticated OR opplications across the spectrum of environmental and civil engineering specialties, addressing problems encountered in both operation and design.

Transforming Urban Transport

Transforming Urban Transport
Author: Nicholas Low
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0415529034
ISBN 13: 9780415529037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Urban Transport Book Review:

This book confronts head-on the dilemma faced by a world addicted to automobility. It highlights the danger of continuing along the fossil-fuel path and gives viable technological alternatives which can be deployed to find a solution. Changes in urban mobility and transport require local institutional policy action. To support such action, the book explores new methods of governance of transport in dispersed and concentrated cities, new techniques for assessing transport needs, ways of improving childhood mobility, guidelines for political mobilization, and norms of knowledge sharing. This book provides a unique fusion of Asian and Australasian perspectives and engages with the coming needs of transport planning practitioners in both high density and dispersed cities.

Geographic Information Systems Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Geographic Information Systems  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 2102
Release: 2012-09-30
ISBN 10: 1466620390
ISBN 13: 9781466620391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geographic Information Systems Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Book Review:

Developments in technologies have evolved in a much wider use of technology throughout science, government, and business; resulting in the expansion of geographic information systems. GIS is the academic study and practice of presenting geographical data through a system designed to capture, store, analyze, and manage geographic information. Geographic Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a collection of knowledge on the latest advancements and research of geographic information systems. This book aims to be useful for academics and practitioners involved in geographical data.