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Transportation Systems Planning

Methods and Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by Konstadinos G. Goulias

CRC Press

456 pages | 76 B/W Illus.

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Transportation engineering and transportation planning are two sides of the same coin aiming at the design of an efficient infrastructure and service to meet the growing needs for accessibility and mobility. Many well-designed transport systems that meet these needs are based on a solid understanding of human behavior. Since transportation systems are the backbone connecting the vital parts of a city, in-depth understanding of human nature is essential to the planning, design, and operational analysis of transportation systems.

With contributions by transportation experts from around the world, Transportation Systems Planning: Methods and Applications compiles engineering data and methods for solving problems in the planning, design, construction, and operation of various transportation modes into one source. It is the first methodological transportation planning reference that illustrates analytical simulation methods that depict human behavior in a realistic way, and many of its chapters emphasize newly developed and previously unpublished simulation methods. The handbook demonstrates how urban and regional planning, geography, demography, economics, sociology, ecology, psychology, business, operations management, and engineering come together to help us plan for better futures that are human-centered.

The text reviews projects from an initial problem statement to final policy action and associated decision-making and examines policies at all levels of government, from the city to the national levels. Unlike many other handbooks which are encyclopedic reviews, Transportation Systems Planning extends far beyond modeling in engineering and economics to present a truly transdisciplinary approach to transportation systems planning.

Table of Contents

Introduction

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS AND THEORIES OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR

Transportation Systems Planning, Konstadinos G. Goulias

Time Use and Travel Behaviour in Space and Time, Ram M. Pendyala

Spatial Behaviour in Transportation Modeling and Planning, Reginald G. Golledge and Tommy Garling

Freight Transportation Planning: Models and Methods, Frank Southworth

Land Use - Transportation Modeling, Eric J. Miller

Land Use Planning, Household Travel, and Household Lifestyles, Kevin J. Krizek

DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS

Interactive Methods for Activity Scheduling Processes, Sean T. Doherty

Statistical and Econometric Data Analysis, Konstadinos G. Goulias

Multilevel Statistical Models, Konstadinos G. Goulias

Random Utility-Based Discrete Choice Models for Travel Demand Analysis, Chandra R. Bhat

Structural Equation Modeling, Thomas F. Golob

TRANSPORATATION SYSTEMS SIMULATION AND APPLICATIONS

Microsimulation, Eric J. Miller

Mobile Source Emissions: An Overview of the Regulatory and Modeling Framework, Debbie A. Niemeier

Demographic Microsimulation with DEMOS 2000: Design, Validation, and Forecasting, Ashok Sundararajan and Konstadinos G. Goulias

Assessing the Effects of Constrained and Unconstrained Policy Scenarios on Activity-Travel Patterns Using a Learning-Based Simulation System, Theo Arentze, Frank Hofman, Henk van Mourik and Harry Timmermans

Centre SIM: First generation Model Design, Pragmatic Implementation and Scenarios, JoNette Kuhnau and Konstadinos G. Goulias

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General