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Transportation Infrastructure Engineering: A Multimodal Integration, SI Version, 1st Edition

  • Lester A. Hoel University of Virginia
  • Nicholas J. Garber University of Virginia
  • Adel W. Sadek University of Vermont
  • ISBN-10: 0495667897  |  ISBN-13: 9780495667896
  • 674 Pages
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $174.75
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About

Overview

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.

Features and Benefits

  • 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.

Table of Contents

1. OVERVIEW OF TRANSPORTATION.
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.

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  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0534952895 | ISBN-13: 9780534952891

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"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."

— Murtaza Haider, McGill University - Montreal

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Traffic & Highway Engineering - SI Version  (ISBN-10: 0495438537 | ISBN-13: 9780495438533)

The new edition of Garber and Hoel's best-selling text focuses on giving students insight into all facets of traffic and highway engineering. Students generally come to this course with little knowledge or understanding of the importance of transportation, much less of the extensive career opportunities within the field. Transportation is an extremely broad field, and courses must either cover all transportation modes or focus on specifics. While many topics can be covered with a survey approach, this often lacks sufficient depth and students leave the course without a full understanding of any of the fields. Garber and Hoel's text focuses exclusively on traffic and highway engineering. They begin with a discussion of the pivotal role transportation plays in our society, including employment opportunities, historical impact, and the impact of transportation on our daily lives. This approach gives students a sense of what the field is about and an opportunity to consider some of its challenges. Later chapters focus on specific issues facing transportation engineers. The text uses pedagogical tools such as worked problems, diagrams and tables, reference material, and realistic examples to demonstrate how the material is applied.

List Price = $302.95  | CengageBrain Price = $302.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $224.00

Student Supplements

Traffic & Highway Engineering - SI Version  (ISBN-10: 0495438537 | ISBN-13: 9780495438533)

The new edition of Garber and Hoel's best-selling text focuses on giving students insight into all facets of traffic and highway engineering. Students generally come to this course with little knowledge or understanding of the importance of transportation, much less of the extensive career opportunities within the field. Transportation is an extremely broad field, and courses must either cover all transportation modes or focus on specifics. While many topics can be covered with a survey approach, this often lacks sufficient depth and students leave the course without a full understanding of any of the fields. This text focuses exclusively on traffic and highway engineering beginning with a discussion of the pivotal role transportation plays in our society, including employment opportunities, historical impact, and the impact of transportation on our daily lives. This approach gives students a sense of what the field is about as well as an opportunity to consider some of its challenges. Later chapters focus on specific issues facing transportation engineers. The text uses pedagogical tools such as worked problems, diagrams and tables, reference material, and realistic examples to demonstrate how the material is applied.

List Price = $302.95  | CengageBrain Price = $302.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $224.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Lester A. Hoel

Lester A. Hoel is the L.A. Lacy Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Engineering and the Director of the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Virginia. He held the Hamilton Professorship in Civil Engineering from 1974-99. From 1974-89 he was Chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering. Previously he was Professor of Civil Engineering and Associate Director, Transportation Research Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and on the faculty at San Diego State University. He also was principal engineer with Wilbur Smith and Associates and visiting professor at the Norwegian Technical University and the University of California at Irvine and a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley.

Nicholas J. Garber

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.

Adel W. Sadek

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.