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Introduction to Transportation Systems

Introduction to Transportation Systems

Hardback Artech House Its Library

By (author) Joseph Sussman

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  • Publisher: Artech House
  • Format: Hardback | 441 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 258mm x 34mm | 1,080g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1580531415
  • ISBN 13: 9781580531412
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,786,272

Product description

A survey of modern transportation systems, written by an architect of the US Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) programme. It provides the 30-point framework underlying most major transport systems, and it closely examines current and emergent activity to improve both freight and passenger transportation. Using the 30-point framework as a guide, transportation professionals can analyze existing and proposed systems. The book also explains ITS concepts along the same 30-point frame. Featuring an extensive explanation of common transportation systems, this work is designed for transportation professionals in general, and newcomers from the fields of electronics, computer science and civil engineering in particular.

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Preface. Part One: Context, Concepts and Characterization. Transportation System Components: An Internal Perspective. Transportation System Components: An External Perspective. The Customer and Level-of-Service. Networks. Transportation Systems: Key Points. Models and Frameworks. Modeling Concepts. Part Two: Freight Transportation. The Logistics System and Freight Level-of-Service. Railroads: Introductory Concepts. Railroad Operations. Railroad Terminals: P-MAKE Analysis to Predict Network Performance. Car Costs and Level-of-Service. The 'Kwon' Model - Power, Freight Car Fleet Size and Service Priorities: A Simulation Application. Measuring Origin-Destination Service and Other Rail Issues. Trucking. Ocean Shipping, International Freight and Freight Summary. Part Three: Traveler Transportation. Introduction. Commuting, Non-Work Travel and Safety, and Some Transportation History. Traveler Level-of-Service. Intelligent Transportation Systems. The Urban Transportation Planning Process and Real-Time Network Control. Traffic Signals and Other Control Measures. Deterministic Queuing. Urban Public Transportation. Intercity Traveler Transportation: Air. Intercity Traveler Transportation: Rail. Afterword.