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Transportation Infrastructure Engineering A Multi-Modal Integration

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ISBN-10: 0534952895

ISBN-13: 9780534952891

Edition: 2008

Authors: Nicholas J. Garber, Lester A. Hoel, Adel W. Sadek

List price: $226.95
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Transportation Infrastructure Engineering: A Multimodal Integration, intended to serve as a resource for courses in transportation engineering, emphasizes transportation in an overall systems perspective. It can serve as a textbook for an introductory course or for upper-level undergraduate and first-year graduate courses. This book, unlike the widely used textbook, Traffic and Highway Engineering, serves a different purpose and is intended for a broader audience. It's objective is to provide an overview of transportation from a multi-modal viewpoint rather than emphasizing a particular mode in great detail. By placing emphasis on explaining the environment in which transportation operates, this book presents the "big picture" to assist students in understanding why transportation systems operate as they do and the role they play in a global society.
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Book details

List price: $226.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 1/3/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 674
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Nicholas J. Garber is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Virginia where he has been a member of the faculty since September of 1980. Before joining the University of Virginia, Dr. Garber was a Professor of Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Sierra Leone, where he was also the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. At the State University of New York at Buffalo, he played an important role in the development of the graduate program in Transportation Engineering. For several years, he was a design engineer for consulting engineering firms in London, and also worked as an Area Engineer and Assistant Resident Engineer in Sierra Leone.

Dr. Adel Sadek is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at the Universty of Vermont, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Computer Science. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of Transportation Systems Modeling and Simulation, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Computational Intelligence Applications, and Transportation Planning and Infrastructure Management. He has extensive research experience in the application of computer simulation to transportation systems modeling and analysis. Dr. Sadek is the recepient of the 1998 Milton Pilarsky Award for the best dissertation in the field of Transportation Science and Technology and is also a member of the Advanced Technologies Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Overview of Transportation
Transportation and Society
Career Opportunities in Transportation
Transportation History
Transportation Systems Models
Systems and Their Characteristics
Components of Transportation Systems
Tools and Techniques for Analyzing Transportation Systems
Human, Vehicle and Travelway Characteristics -Human Characteristics
The Human Response Process
Passenger Behavior Characteristics in Transportation Terminals
Vehicle Characteristics
Travelway Characteristics
Transportation Capacity and Analysis
The Capacity Concept
The Level of Service Concept
Highway Capacity
Transit Capacity
Pedestrian Facilities
Bicycle Facilities
Airport Runway Capacity
Transportation Planning and Evaluation
A Context for Multimodel Transportation Planning
Factors in Choosing a Freight or Passenger Mode
The Transportation Planning Process
Estimating Future Travel Demand
Evaluating Transportation Alternatives
Geometric Design of Travelways
Classification of Transportation Travelways
Classification System of Highways and Streets
Classification of Airport Runways
Classification of Airport Taxiways
Classification of Railroad Tracks
Design Standards for Travelways
Runway and Taxiway Design Standards
Railroad Track Design Standards
Design of the Vertical Alignment
Design of the Horizontal Alignment
Determination of the Orientation and Length of an Airport Runway
Structural Design of Travelways
Structural Components of Travelways
General Principles of Structural Design of Travelways
Transportation Safety
Issues Involved in Transportation Safety
Collection and Analysis of Crash Data
High-Priority Safety Improvements
Highway Safety: Who Is at Risk and What Can be Done?
Commercial Transportation Safety: A Team Approach
Intelligent Transportation and Information Technology
Freeway and Incident Management Systems
Advanced Arterial Traffic Control (AATC) Systems
Multimodal Traveler Information Systems
Advanced Technologies for Rail