Sustainable Transportation Systems Engineering: Evaluation & Implementation 1st Edition, (Ebook PDF)


Sustainable Transportation Systems Engineering: Evaluation & Implementation 1st Edition, (Ebook PDF)



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Authors: by Francis Vanek (Author), Largus Angenent (Author), James H. Banks (Author),

Engineer and implement sustainable transportation solutions
Featuring in-depth coverage of passenger and freight transportation, this comprehensive resource discusses contemporary transportation systems and options for improving their sustainability. The book addresses vehicle and infrastructure design, economics, environmental concerns, energy security, and alternative energy sources and platforms. Worked-out examples, case studies, illustrations, equations, and end-of-chapter problems are also included in this practical guide.
Sustainable Transportation Systems Engineering covers:
Background on energy security and climate change
Systems analysis tools and techniques
Individual choices and transportation demand
Transportation systems and vehicle design
Physical design of transportation infrastructure
Congestion mitigation in urban passenger transportation
Role of intelligent transportation systems
Public transportation and multimodal solutions
Personal mobility and accessibility
Intercity passenger transportation
Freight transportation function and current trends
Freight modal and supply chain management approaches
Spatial and geographic aspects of freight transportation
Alternative fuels and platforms
Electricity and hydrogen as alternative fuels
Bioenergy resources and systems
Transportation security and planning for extreme weather events
‘This book addresses one of the great challenges of the 21st century–how to transform our resource-intensive passenger and freight transportation system into a set of low-carbon, economically efficient, and socially equitable set of services.’ — Dan Sperling, Professor and Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, author of Two Billion Cars: Driving toward Sustainability
‘…provides a rich tool kit for students of sustainable transportation, embracing a systems approach. The authors aptly blend engineering, economics, and environmental impact analysis approaches.’ — Susan Shaheen, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, University of California, Berkeley

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