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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. Its 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.
- PowerPoint Slides featuring all images from the text available for download.
- Instructors Solution Manual with fully worked out solutions.
- Organized around the fundamentals within the field of transportation engineering.
- Pedagogical approach is an extensive use of solved examples in each chapter that illustrate text material.
- Homework problems are provided at the end of each chapter as well as a summary and list of suggestions for further reading.
Transportation and Society. Career Opportunities in Transportation. Transportation History.
2. TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS MODELS.
Systems and Their Characteristics. Components of Transportation Systems. Tools and Techniques for Analyzing Transportation Systems.
3. HUMAN, VEHICLE AND TRAVELWAY CHARACTERISTICS.
Human Characteristics. The Human Response Process. Passenger Behavior Characteristics in Transportation Terminals. Vehicle Characteristics. Travel way Characteristics.
4. TRANSPORTATION CAPACITY AND ANALYSIS.
The Capacity Concept. The Level of Service Concept. Highway Capacity. Transit Capacity. Pedestrian Facilities. Bicycle Facilities. Airport Runway Capacity.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. STRUCTURAL DESIGN OF TRAVELWAYS.
Structural Components of Travelways. General Principles of Structural Design of Travelways.
8. 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.
9. INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
Freeway and Incident Management Systems. Advanced Arterial Traffic Control (AATC) Systems. Multimodal Traveler Information Systems. Advanced Technologies for Rail.
"I very much like the multimodal approach that the authors have adopted in this textbook in which the topics are organized by themes rather than the modes. Unlike recent editions of similar textbooks on transportation engineering, this book truly adopts the multimodal approach to pedagogy."
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