The transport sector consists of different modes of transport, each serving a growing demand for transporting people and goods. This (growing) demand on the one hand, needs expanding the systems’ capacity, and on the other hand, increasing the corresponding economic efficiency, effectiveness, and environmental and social friendliness. This implies development of a ‘greener’, i.e. a more sustainable transport sector.
The book describes the current and prospective state of the art analytical modelling, conceptual planning, and multi-criteria evaluation of the selected cases of transport systems operated by different transport modes such as road, rail, sea, air, and intermodal. As such, the book is unique in addressing these three important aspects of dealing with transport systems before implementation of their particular components means by the selected cases. It will be particularly useful for readers from the academia and the professionals from the transport sector.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Transport Systems. Modelling Transport Systems I. Modelling Transport Systems II. Modelling Transport Systems III. Planning Transport Systems. Evaluation of Transport Systems. Conclusions.
Milan Janic is a senior researcher/research professor at Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands.