By (author): Joseph Sussman

Copyright: 2000
Pages: 508
ISBN: 9781630810986

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Introduction to Transportation Systems is a complete, up-to-date survey of modern transportation systems. Written by an architect of the U.S. Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) program, the book explains the 30-point framework underlying most major transport systems, and closely examines current and emergent activity to improve both freight and passenger transportation. Using the 30-point framework as a guide, transportation professionals can more effectively analyze existing and proposed systems. Plus, the book clearly explains ITS concepts along the same 30-point frame. Featuring an extensive explanation of common transportation systems, this book is an essential resource for transportation professionals in general, and newcomers from the fields of electronics, computer science, and civil engineering in particular.

Table Of Contents

Preface. Part One- Context, Concepts, and Characterization. Transportation System Components: An Internal Perspective. Transportation System Components: An External Perspective. The Customers and Level-of-Service. Networks. Transportation Systems: Key Points. Models and Frameworks. Modeling Concepts.; Part Two: Freight Transportation. The Logistics System and Freight Level-of-Service. Railroads: Introductory Concepts. Railroad Operations. Railroad Terminals: PMAKE Analysis to Predict Network Performance. Car Costs and Level-of-Service. The Kwon Model - Power, Freight Car Fleet Size and Service Priorities: A Simulation Application. Measuring Origin-Destination Service and Other Rail Issues. Trucking. Ocean Shipping, International Freight, and Freight Summary.; Part Three: Traveler Transportation.Introduction. Commuting, Non-Work Travel and Safety, and Some Transportation History. Traveler Level-of-Service. Intelligent Transportation Systems. The Urban Transportation Planning Process and Real-Time Network Control. Traffic Signals and other Control Measures. Determining Queuing. Urban Public Transportation. Intercity Traveler Transportation: Air. Intercity Traveler Transportation: Rail. Afterword.


  • Joseph Sussman Dr. Joseph Sussman is the JR East Professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering and the engineering division at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He received his B.C.E. from the City College of New York, his M.S.C.E. from the University of New Hampshire, and his Ph.D. in civil engineering systems from M.I.T.. Dr. Sussman is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Transportation Research Forum, Transportation Research Board, and a member of the board of directors of ITS America. He was the recipient of the 2003 CUTC Award for Distinguished Contribution to University Transportation Education and Research.