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.