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Better Public Transit Systems

Analyzing Investments and Performance, 2nd Edition

By Eric Christian Bruun

Routledge – 2014 – 400 pages

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    978-0-415-70600-1
    November 18th 2013

Description

Better Public Transit Systems is a complete primer for performance and investment analysis of public transportation. Whether you’re planning a major new public transit project, an extension or expansion of an existing system, or evaluating the needs of your current system, this book provides the tools you need to define your goals and objectives and conceive and analyse design alternatives. This completely revised Second Edition includes new material for students and online discussion questions, whilst remaining an essential reference book.

Contents

Foreword 1. The Premise and Contents of the Second Edition 2. Establishing Goals and Objectives 3. Route and Network Analysis 4. The Impact of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) 5. Characterizing and Influencing Modal Relationships 6. Space Requirements and Impacts from Land Use 7. Simple and Complex Mathematical Models 8. Methods to Evaluate a Transit Project in Monetary Terms 9. Cost Model Development 10. Average and Marginal Costs of Services 11. Organizational Structures and Contract Models 12. Simultaneous Evaluations of All Factors Glossary Nomenclature References Index

Author Bio

Eric Christian Bruun currently teaches transportation engineering, planning, and modeling at Aalto University in Finland and is a guest lecturer at other universities. He has managed and participated in numerous international consulting projects. Eric has Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington and a PhD in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Name: Better Public Transit Systems: Analyzing Investments and Performance, 2nd Edition (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Eric Christian Bruun. Better Public Transit Systems is a complete primer for performance and investment analysis of public transportation. Whether you’re planning a major new public transit project, an extension or expansion of an existing system, or evaluating the...
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