Public Transit Planning and Operation

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

Public Transit Planning and Operation Book Excerpt:

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: 630
Release: 2021-05-13
ISBN: 1000367096
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Public Transport Book Excerpt:

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.

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: 1317080084
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning for Public Transport Accessibility Book Excerpt:

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 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: 1466581581
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries Book Excerpt:

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.

Public Transport Planning

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

Public Transport Planning Book Excerpt:

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.

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: 3030717712
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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).

International Conference on Transportation Engineering 2009

International Conference on Transportation Engineering  2009
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: La Fontaine de Siloë
Total Pages: 4502
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780784410394
Category: Transportation engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Conference on Transportation Engineering 2009 Book Excerpt:

Public Transport

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

Public Transport Book Excerpt:

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.

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: 100040322X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transport Network Planning Book Excerpt:

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.

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: 1317932870
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility Book Excerpt:

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.

Urban and Transit Planning

Urban and Transit Planning
Author: Hocine Bougdah,Antonella Versaci,Adolf Sotoca,Ferdinando Trapani,Marco Migliore,Nancy Clark
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 589
Release: 2019-07-20
ISBN: 3030173089
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban and Transit Planning Book Excerpt:

A volume of five parts, this book is a culmination of selected research papers from the second version of the international conferences on Urban Planning & Architectural Design for sustainable Development (UPADSD) and Urban Transit and Sustainable Networks (UTSN) of 2017 in Palermo and the first of the Resilient and Responsible Architecture and Urbanism Conference (RRAU) of 2018 in the Netherlands. This book, not only discusses environmental challenges of the world today, but also informs the reader of the new technologies, tools, and approaches used today for successful planning and development as well as new and upcoming ones. Chapters of this book provide in-depth debates on fields of environmental planning and management, transportation planning, renewable energy generation and sustainable urban land use. It addresses long-term issues as well as short-term issues of land use and transportation in different parts of the world in hopes of improving the quality of life. Topics within this book include: (1) Sustainability and the Built Environment (2) Urban and Environmental Planning (3) Sustainable Urban Land Use and Transportation (4) Energy Efficient Urban Areas & Renewable Energy Generation (5) Quality of Life & Environmental Management Systems. This book is a useful source for academics, researchers and practitioners seeking pioneering research in the field.

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: 1591409969
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Geoinformatics Book Excerpt:

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

Restructuring public transport through Bus Rapid Transit

Restructuring public transport through Bus Rapid Transit
Author: Munoz, Juan Carlos,Paget-Seekins, Laurel
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2016-03-16
ISBN: 1447333845
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Restructuring public transport through Bus Rapid Transit Book Excerpt:

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is commonly discussed as an affordable way for cities to build sustainable rapid transport infrastructure. This book is the first to offer an in-depth analysis of BRT, examining the opportunities it presents along with the significant challenges cities face in its implementation. A wide range of contributors from both developed and developing countries bring expertise in fields ranging from engineering, planning and public policy to economics and urban design to provide a big picture assessment of BRT as part of a process for restructuring transit systems. Academically rigorous, based on five years of research conducted by the BRT Centre of Excellence in Chile, the book is written in an accessible style making it a valuable resource for academic researchers and postgraduate students as well as policy makers and practitioners.

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: 9780471128168
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

The Multi Agent Transport Simulation MATSim

The Multi Agent Transport Simulation MATSim
Author: Andreas Horni,Kai Nagel,Kay W. Axhausen
Publsiher: Ubiquity Press
Total Pages: 618
Release: 2016-08-10
ISBN: 190918876X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Multi Agent Transport Simulation MATSim Book Excerpt:

The MATSim (Multi-Agent Transport Simulation) software project was started around 2006 with the goal of generating traffic and congestion patterns by following individual synthetic travelers through their daily or weekly activity programme. It has since then evolved from a collection of stand-alone C++ programs to an integrated Java-based framework which is publicly hosted, open-source available, automatically regression tested. It is currently used by about 40 groups throughout the world. This book takes stock of the current status. The first part of the book gives an introduction to the most important concepts, with the intention of enabling a potential user to set up and run basic simulations. The second part of the book describes how the basic functionality can be extended, for example by adding schedule-based public transit, electric or autonomous cars, paratransit, or within-day replanning. For each extension, the text provides pointers to the additional documentation and to the code base. It is also discussed how people with appropriate Java programming skills can write their own extensions, and plug them into the MATSim core. The project has started from the basic idea that traffic is a consequence of human behavior, and thus humans and their behavior should be the starting point of all modelling, and with the intuition that when simulations with 100 million particles are possible in computational physics, then behavior-oriented simulations with 10 million travelers should be possible in travel behavior research. The initial implementations thus combined concepts from computational physics and complex adaptive systems with concepts from travel behavior research. The third part of the book looks at theoretical concepts that are able to describe important aspects of the simulation system; for example, under certain conditions the code becomes a Monte Carlo engine sampling from a discrete choice model. Another important aspect is the interpretation of the MATSim score as utility in the microeconomic sense, opening up a connection to benefit cost analysis. Finally, the book collects use cases as they have been undertaken with MATSim. All current users of MATSim were invited to submit their work, and many followed with sometimes crisp and short and sometimes longer contributions, always with pointers to additional references. We hope that the book will become an invitation to explore, to build and to extend agent-based modeling of travel behavior from the stable and well tested core of MATSim documented here.

Transforming Urban Transport

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

Transforming Urban Transport Book Excerpt:

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: 1466620390
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geographic Information Systems Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Book Excerpt:

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.

The 15th International Conference Interdisciplinarity in Engineering

The 15th International Conference Interdisciplinarity in Engineering
Author: Liviu Moldovan,Adrian Gligor
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030938174
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 15th International Conference Interdisciplinarity in Engineering Book Excerpt:

This book contains research papers that were accepted for presentation at the 15th International Conference on Interdisciplinarity in Engineering—INTER-ENG 2021, which was held on October 7–8, 2021, in the city of Târgu-Mureș, Romania. The general scope of the conference "Innovative aspects of Industry 4.0 concepts aimed at consolidating the digital future of manufacturing in companies" is proposing a new approach related to the development of a new generation of smart factories grounded on the manufacturing and assembly process digitalization. It is related to advance manufacturing technology, lean manufacturing, sustainable manufacturing, additive manufacturing, and manufacturing tools and equipment. It is a leading international professional and scientific forum of great interest for engineers and scientists who can read in this book research works contributions and recent developments as well as current practices in advanced fields of engineering.

Computer Aided Scheduling of Public Transport

Computer Aided Scheduling of Public Transport
Author: Stefan Voß,Joachim R. Daduna
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 3642564232
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Aided Scheduling of Public Transport Book Excerpt:

This proceedings volume consists of selected papers presented at the Eighth International Conference on Computer-Aided Scheduling 0/Public Transport (CASPT 2000), which was held at the conference center of the Konrad rd Adenauer-Foundation in Berlin, Germany, from June 2pt to 23 , 2000. The CASPT 2000 is the continuation of aseries of international workshops and conferences presenting recent research and progress in computer-aided scheduling in public transport.Previous workshops and conferences were held in • Chicago (1975), • Leeds (1980), • Montreal (1983 and 1990), • Hamburg (1987), • Lisbon (1993) and • Cambridge, Mass. (1997).1 With CASPT 2000, our series of workshops and conferences celebrated th its 25 anniversary. Starting with a Workshop on Automated Techniques [or Scheduling 0/ Vehicle Operators [or Urban Public Transportation Services in 1975 the scope and purpose has broadened since and still continues to do so. The previous workshops and conferences were focused on public mass transit, and while this remained the primary focus ofthe 2000 conference, it included also computer-aided scheduling methods being developed and applied in re lated means of passenger transport systems. Commonalities regarding op erations research techniques such as, e.g., column generation techniques and 1 While there were no formal proceedings for the first workshop but only a p- printed copy of all papers issued to participants on arrival, the subsequent ones are weil documented as folIows: Wren, A. (Ed.) (1981). Computer Scheduling 0/ Public Transport. North Holland, Amsterdam.

Urban Transportation Abstracts

Urban Transportation Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Urban transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Transportation Abstracts Book Excerpt: