This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.
This new book takes a nuanced look at building a sustainable transportation infrastructure and provides an overview of the harmful effect of various modes of transportation on the environment. The environmental impact of transportation is significant. Transportation is a major user of energy, it burns most of the world's petroleum, and is the fastest-growing contributor to carbon dioxide emissions. Although environmental regulations in many countries have reduced the individual vehicle's emissions, this has been offset by an increase in vehicles on the road and airways.
Table of Contents
Part I: Roadways. Some Considerations on the Environmental Impact of Highway Traffic. Design of Local Roadway Infrastructure to Service Sustainable Energy Facilities. Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Strategic Management of Highway Pavement Roughness. Part II: Urban Transportation. Infrastructure and Automobile Shifts: Positioning Transit to Reduce Life-Cycle Environmental Impacts for Urban Sustainability Goals. The Use of Regional Advance Mitigation Planning (RAMP) to Integrate Transportation Infrastructure Impacts with Sustainability: A Perspective from the USA. Quantifying the Total Cost of Infrastructure to Enable Environmentally Preferable Decisions: The Case of Urban Roadway Design. Part III: Aviation. Sustainable Development and Airport Surface Access: The Role of Technological Innovation and Behavioral Change. Part IV: Fossil Fuel Alternatives. Diesel Internal Combustion Engine Emissions Measurements for Methanol-Based and Ethanol-Based Biodiesel Blends. Electric Cars: Technical Characteristics and Environmental Impacts. Investigated Cold Press Oil Extraction from Non-Edible Oilseeds for Future Bio-Jet Fuels Production. Part V: Conclusion. An Innovative Path to Sustainable Transportation.