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Geography of Transportation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 422

Geography of Transportation

This overview of transport geography explores both institutional and analytical approaches to both intra- and inter-urban transport and relates them throughout with contemporary examples. The work describes the historical development of US transportation.

Transportation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 375

Transportation

This comprehensive text provides an authoritative introduction to transportation geography. With a primary focus on the United States, the volume also examines problems and trends in Europe and other parts of the developed world. Students gain a solid grasp of the history, definitions, and core concepts of the field, as well as models for analyzing transportation networks and flows between regions. Environmental, economic, and social issues in transportation planning and policy are addressed, and the uses of geographic information systems in transport (GIS-T) are discussed in detail. Written in a clear, straightforward style, the volume emphasizes real-world applications of the concepts discussed and identifies promising directions for future research. No advanced mathematical knowledge on the part of the reader is assumed. Key Features No other comprehensive text covers transportation geography from a North American perspective. Black is experienced and respected for his innovation. Will interest public and regional planners as well as geographers. Covers all the basics, analytical methods, and policy implications.

Transportation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 64

Transportation

Examines transportation, including information on its history, its effects on ecology and geography, and what changes need to be made to expand the advantages of modern transportation and preserve the natural environment.

Perspectives on Competition in Transportation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 241

Perspectives on Competition in Transportation

Issues of competition seem to have been neglected for a long time in the transportation sector. But the provision of transport services at competitive prices and quantities may have an important impact on economic development, both from a regional and a global perspective. This volume addresses such issues of competition in transportation. Part I deals with the air transport sector, part II is concerned with the road transport sector, part III takes a look at transportation costs and, in the final part, some visions of competition in transportation are discussed. Michael Pickhardt is an economist at the Technical University Chemnitz (Germany). Jordi Sard Pons is professor at the Economic Department of the University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Catalonia (Spain).

Transportation Practitioners Journal
  • Language: en

Transportation Practitioners Journal

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1989
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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The Best Transportation System in the World
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 318

The Best Transportation System in the World

"From 1920 to the mid-1990s, American transportation in the form of railroads, trucks, and airlines was simply a creature of politics and public policy. In brief, the markets for rail, truck, and airlines were not natural entities, but had been created through hard-fought political contests, full-time lobbying, and unceasing litigation. Between 1940 and the late 1970s, moreover, leaders of rail, truck, and airline firms lobbied and litigated to protect the workings of this regulatory regime." "In the mid-1950s, President Eisenhower asked Congress to award railroad executives authority to modify prices and service. Eisenhower was concerned about a railroad industry in decline. During the 1960...

Alternative Fuels for Transportation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 463

Alternative Fuels for Transportation

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-04-19
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  • Publisher: CRC Press

With existing petroleum oil and natural gas reserves enough for only several more decades, there is an imminent need for alternative energy sources. This critical situation has incited greater improvements in automotive technology and the increased use of nonconventional fuels. Alternative Fuels for Transportation covers the potential, production methods, properties, vehicle tests, merits, and drawbacks of alternative fuels. The esteemed editor highlights the importance of moving toward alternative fuels and the problems and environmental impact of depending on petroleum products. Each self-contained chapter focuses on a particular fuel source, including vegetable oils, biodiesel, methanol, ...

Advances in Human Aspects of Road and Rail Transportation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 878

Advances in Human Aspects of Road and Rail Transportation

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-07-17
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  • Publisher: CRC Press

Human factors and ergonomics have made considerable contributions to the research, design, development, operation and analysis of transportation systems and their complementary infrastructure. This volume focuses on the causations of road accidents, the function and design of roads and signs, the design of automobiles, and the training of the driver. It covers accident analyses, air traffic control, control rooms, intelligent transportation systems, and new systems and technologies.

Transportation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 471

Transportation

This text examines the transportation system of the United States not only in terms of the structure of the transportation industries, but also from the perspectives of the users of transportation services and those involved in formulating public policy in transportation. The book identifies the challenges and opportunities confronting those involved in managing transportation companies, and discusses how they interact with the shipping and traveling public. It also addresses many contemporary issues such as the continuing impact of deregulation on transportation, the ongoing restructuring of the transportation industries which has resulted from mergers and bankruptcies, and labor/management relations in transportation.

Transportation and Economic Development Challenges
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 222

Transportation and Economic Development Challenges

Recent years have seen considerable changes in the technology of transportation with the development of high-speed rail networks, more fuelefficient automobiles and aircraft, and the widespread adoption of informatics in disciplines such as traffic management and supply chain logistics. The contributions to this volume assess transportation interactions with employment and income, examine some of the policies that have been deployed to maximize the economic and social impacts of transportation provision at the local and regional levels and analyze how advances in transportation technologies have, and will, impact future development. Due in part to the general liberalization of markets, there...