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Books > Earth & environment > Regional & area planning > Transport planning & policy > General

Transportation and the Culture of Climate Change - Accelerating Ride to Global Crisis (Paperback): Tatiana Prorokova-Konrad Transportation and the Culture of Climate Change - Accelerating Ride to Global Crisis (Paperback)
Tatiana Prorokova-Konrad
R783 Discovery Miles 7 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This interdisciplinary collection of eleven original essays focuses on the environmental impact of transportation, which is, as Tatiana Prorokova-Konrad and Brian C. Black note in their introduction, responsible for 26 percent of global energy use. Approaching mobility not solely as a material, logistical question but as a phenomenon mediated by culture, the book interrogates popular assumptions deeply entangled with energy choices. Rethinking transportation, the contributors argue, necessarily involves fundamental understandings of consumption, freedom, and self. The essays in Transportation and the Culture of Climate Change cover an eclectic range of subject matter, from the association of bicycles with childhood to the songs of Bruce Springsteen, but are united in a central conviction: "Transport is a considerable part of our culture that is as hard to transform as it is for us to stop using fossil fuels - but we do not have an alternative.

Transport and Tourism - Global Perspectives (Paperback, 3rd edition): Stephen Page Transport and Tourism - Global Perspectives (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Stephen Page
R1,232 R980 Discovery Miles 9 800 Save R252 (20%) In stock

Transport and Tourism is an essential text for students on travel and tourism degrees; it investigates the complex relationship between transport provision and tourism, and adopts a global perspective throughout.

The Syntax of City Space - American Urban Grids (Hardcover): Mark David Major The Syntax of City Space - American Urban Grids (Hardcover)
Mark David Major
R2,915 Discovery Miles 29 150 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Many people see American cities as a radical departure in the history of town planning because of their planned nature based on the geometrical division of the land. However, other cities of the world also began as planned towns with geometric layouts so American cities are not unique. Why did the regular grid come to so pervasively characterize American urbanism? Are American cities really so different? The Syntax of City Space: American Urban Grids by Mark David Major with Foreword by Ruth Conroy Dalton (co-editor of Take One Building) answers these questions and much more by exploring the urban morphology of American cities. It argues American cities do represent a radical departure in the history of town planning while, simultaneously, still being subject to the same processes linking the street network and function found in other types of cities around the world. A historical preference for regularity in town planning had a profound influence on American urbanism, which endures to this day.

Last Subway - The Long Wait for the Next Train in New York City (Hardcover): Philip Mark Plotch Last Subway - The Long Wait for the Next Train in New York City (Hardcover)
Philip Mark Plotch
R604 R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Save R124 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Last Subway is the fascinating and dramatic story behind New York City's struggle to build a new subway line under Second Avenue and improve transit services all across the city. With his extraordinary access to powerful players and internal documents, Philip Mark Plotch reveals why the city's subway system, once the best in the world, is now too often unreliable, overcrowded, and uncomfortable. He explains how a series of uninformed and self-serving elected officials have fostered false expectations about the city's ability to adequately maintain and significantly expand its transit system. Since the 1920s, New Yorkers have been promised a Second Avenue subway. When the first of four planned phases opened on Manhattan's Upper East Side in 2017, subway service improved for tens of thousands of people. Riders have been delighted with the clean, quiet, and spacious new stations. Yet these types of accomplishments will not be repeated unless New Yorkers learn from their century-long struggle. Last Subway offers valuable lessons in how governments can overcome political gridlock and enormous obstacles to build grand projects. However, it is also a cautionary tale for cities. Plotch reveals how false promises, redirected funds and political ambitions have derailed subway improvements. Given the ridiculously high cost of building new subways in New York and their lengthy construction period, the Second Avenue subway (if it is ever completed) will be the last subway built in New York for generations to come.

Electric Vehicles for Smart Cities - Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities (Paperback): Evanthia A. Nanaki Electric Vehicles for Smart Cities - Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities (Paperback)
Evanthia A. Nanaki
R2,290 Discovery Miles 22 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Electric Vehicles for Smart Cities: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities uniquely examines different approaches to electric vehicle deployment in the context of smart cities. It provides a holistic picture of electromobility within urban areas, offering an integrated approach to city transportation systems and taking into account energy systems and latest vehicle technologies. The book addresses the interaction between grid infrastructure, vehicles, costs, benefits and operational reliability within an integrated framework, along with the role electric vehicles play in the social and political aspects of climate change mitigation, the renewable energy based economy, and how electric vehicles and their system requirements actually work.

Transition to Hydrogen - Pathways toward Clean Transportation (Hardcover): Alexander Wokaun, Erik Wilhelm Transition to Hydrogen - Pathways toward Clean Transportation (Hardcover)
Alexander Wokaun, Erik Wilhelm
R2,442 Discovery Miles 24 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is a comprehensive and objective guide to understanding hydrogen as a transportation fuel. The effects that pursuing different vehicle technology development paths will have on the economy, the environment, public safety and human health are presented with implications for policy makers, industrial stakeholders and researchers alike. Using hydrogen as a fuel offers a possible solution to satisfying global mobility needs, including sustainability of supply and the potential reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. This book focuses on research issues that are at the intersection of hydrogen and transportation, since the study of vehicles and energy-carriers is inseparable. It concentrates on light duty vehicles (cars and light trucks), set in the context of other competing technologies, the larger energy sector and the overall economy. The book is invaluable for researchers and policy makers in transportation policy, energy economics, systems dynamics, vehicle powertrain modeling and simulation, environmental science and environmental engineering.

Planning the Mobile Metropolis - Transport for People, Places and the Planet (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017): Luca Bertolini Planning the Mobile Metropolis - Transport for People, Places and the Planet (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
Luca Bertolini
R969 R811 Discovery Miles 8 110 Save R158 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Our economic welfare and social well-being depend on our mobility. But our means of travel threaten the planet's sustainability. In this innovative text, Luca Bertolini shows how mobility planning - which takes seriously the demands of both urban and transport planning - offers solutions to transport challenges in the 21st Century.

Energy and Mobility in Smart Cities - Global perspectives on urban innovation (Hardcover): William J. Nuttall, David Gibson,... Energy and Mobility in Smart Cities - Global perspectives on urban innovation (Hardcover)
William J. Nuttall, David Gibson, Alejandro Ibarra-Yunez, Dariusz Trzmielak
R1,965 R1,777 Discovery Miles 17 770 Save R188 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Planning the Mobile Metropolis - Transport for People, Places and the Planet (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Luca Bertolini Planning the Mobile Metropolis - Transport for People, Places and the Planet (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Luca Bertolini
R2,081 R1,941 Discovery Miles 19 410 Save R140 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Our economic welfare and social well-being depend on our mobility. But our means of travel threaten the planet's sustainability. In this innovative text, Luca Bertolini shows how mobility planning - which takes seriously the demands of both urban and transport planning - offers solutions to transport challenges in the 21st Century.

Future Transport in Cities (Paperback): Brian Richards Future Transport in Cities (Paperback)
Brian Richards
R1,223 Discovery Miles 12 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


Cities around the world are being wrecked by the ever-increasing burden of traffic. A significant part of the problem is the enduring popularity of the private car - still an attractive and convenient option to many, who turn a blind eye to the environmental and public health impact. Public transport has always seemed to take second place to the car, and yet alternative ways of moving around cities are possible. Measures to improve public transport, as well as initiatives to encourage walking and cycling, have been introduced in many large cities to decrease car use, or at least persuade people to use their cars in different ways.
This book explores many of the measures being tried. It takes the best examples from around the world, and illustrates the work of those architects and urban planners who have produced some of the most significant models of "transport architecture" and city planning. The book examines the ways in which new systems are evolving, and how these are being integrated into the urban environment. It suggests a future where it could be mandatory to provide systems of horizontal movement within large-scale development, using the analogy of the lift, upon which every high-rise building depends. In so doing, future cities could evolve without dependence on the private car.

European Transport Policy and Sustainable Mobility (Hardcover): Jonas Akerman, David Banister, Karl Dreborg, Peter Nijkamp,... European Transport Policy and Sustainable Mobility (Hardcover)
Jonas Akerman, David Banister, Karl Dreborg, Peter Nijkamp, Ruggero Schleicher-Tappeser, …
R3,006 Discovery Miles 30 060 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It is now widely accepted that transport is becoming increasingly unsustainable and that strong policy intervention is required to reduce both the growth in transport demand and the environmental costs of transport. This book challenges conventional approaches to transport by moving away from trend based analysis towards the use of scenarios to identify alternative sustainable transport futures. It both summaries the development of EU transport policy and presents a critique. The policy context is widened to include the global changes taking place in economics, society and technology. It develops new methodologies for policy making for the next 25 years.

Road Infrastructure Funding - Selected Practices and Lessons From Around the Globe (Hardcover): Russell T May Road Infrastructure Funding - Selected Practices and Lessons From Around the Globe (Hardcover)
Russell T May
R3,191 Discovery Miles 31 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines the funding of roads and highways in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England and Wales, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, and Sweden. It provides a description of the infrastructure in the jurisdiction, information on the ownership and responsibility of the roads, and taxes or other ways of collecting money to fund the nation's infrastructure. By revealing a multiplicity of approaches to the funding of road infrastructure, the report provides an opportunity to determine whether lessons can be learned from the experiences of other countries in funding roads and highways.

Subway - The Curiosities, Secrets, and Unofficial History of the New York City Transit System (Hardcover): John E. Morris Subway - The Curiosities, Secrets, and Unofficial History of the New York City Transit System (Hardcover)
John E. Morris
R643 R519 Discovery Miles 5 190 Save R124 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A dynamically written visual history of the world's largest transit system in all its intriguing, colorful, and even seedy glory packed with compelling information, as well as fascinating graphics and illustrations. New York wouldn't be New York without the subway. This one-time engineering marvel that united and expanded the city has been a cultural touchstone for the last 114 years. Subway is a complete, concise history of the transit system, from the technical obstacles and corruption which impeded plans for an underground rail line in the late 1800s, to the current state of the systems and plans for the future. Interspersed throughout are sidebars and stand-alone sections including profiles of characters who helped make the subway what it is today; graphics and imagery showing the evolution of subway cars, tokens and MetroCards, graffiti, and even subway etiquette ads; how the subway has been characterized in movies, television, and music; a look at abandoned cars and stations and more. A passion project for writer and train-buff John Morris, he brings wit and a journalist's instinct to the book, grabbing readers' attention with fascinating facts and anecdotes, conveying a sense of wonder and fun about the world's largest transit system. With engrossing imagery and a dynamic design, Subway will be a visual feast and must-have gift book for history buffs and train fanatics.

European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) - Applicable as from 1 January 2019... European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) - Applicable as from 1 January 2019 (USB Flash Drive)
United Nations. Economic Commission for Europe
R4,359 R3,877 Discovery Miles 38 770 Save R482 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) is intended to increase the safety of international transport of dangerous goods by road. Regularly amended and updated since its entry into force, it contains the conditions under which dangerous goods may be carried internationally. This version has been prepared on the basis of amendments applicable as from 1 January 2019.

Train Time - Railroads and the Imminent Reshaping of the United States Landscape (Hardcover): John R. Stilgoe Train Time - Railroads and the Imminent Reshaping of the United States Landscape (Hardcover)
John R. Stilgoe
R876 Discovery Miles 8 760 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Unlike many United States industries, railroads are intrinsically linked to American soil and particular regions. Yet few Americans pay attention to rail lines, even though millions of them live in an economy and culture ""waiting for the train."" In ""Train Time: Railroads and the Imminent Reshaping of the United States Landscape"", John R. Stilgoe picks up where his acclaimed work ""Metropolitan Corridor"" left off, carrying his ideas about the spatial consequences of railways up to the present moment. Arguing that the train is returning, ""an economic and cultural tsunami about to transform the United States,"" Stilgoe posits a future for railways as powerful shapers of American life. Divided into sections that focus on particular aspects of the impending impact of railroads on the landscape, ""Train Time"" moves seamlessly between historical and contemporary analysis. From his reading of what prompted investors to reorient their thinking about the railroad industry in the late 1970s, to his exploration of creative solutions to transportation problems and land-use planning and development in the present, Stilgoe expands our perspective of an industry normally associated with bad news. Urging us that ""the magic moment is now,"" he observes, ""Now a train is often only a whistle heard far off on a sleepless night. But romantic or foreboding or empowering, the whistle announces return and change to those who listen."" For scholars with an interest in American history in general and railroad and transit history in particular, as well as general readers concerned about the future of transportation in the United States, ""Train Time"" is an engaging look at the future of our railroads.

The Road to Inequality - How the Federal Highway Program Polarized America and Undermined Cities (Paperback): Clayton Nall The Road to Inequality - How the Federal Highway Program Polarized America and Undermined Cities (Paperback)
Clayton Nall
R517 Discovery Miles 5 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Road to Inequality shows how policies that shape geographic space change our politics, focusing on the effects of the largest public works project in American history: the federal highway system. For decades, federally subsidized highways have selectively facilitated migration into fast-growing suburbs, producing an increasingly non-urban Republican electorate. This book examines the highway programs' policy origins at the national level and traces how these intersected with local politics and interests to facilitate complex, mutually-reinforcing processes that have shaped America's growing urban-suburban divide and, with it, the politics of metropolitan public investment. As Americans have become more polarized on urban-suburban lines, attitudes towards transportation policy - a once quintessentially 'local' and non-partisan policy area - are now themselves driven by partisanship, endangering investments in metropolitan programs that provide access to opportunity for millions of Americans.

Spaces of Congestion and Traffic - Politics and Technologies in Twentieth-Century London (Hardcover): David Rooney Spaces of Congestion and Traffic - Politics and Technologies in Twentieth-Century London (Hardcover)
David Rooney
R2,886 Discovery Miles 28 860 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides a political history of urban traffic congestion in the twentieth century, and explores how and why experts from a range of professional disciplines have attempted to solve what they have called 'the traffic problem'. It draws on case studies of historical traffic projects in London to trace the relationship among technologies, infrastructures, politics, and power on the capital's congested streets. From the visions of urban planners to the concrete realities of engineers, and from the demands of traffic cops and economists to the new world of electronic surveillance, the book examines the political tensions embedded in the streets of our world cities. It also reveals the hand of capital in our traffic landscape. This book challenges conventional wisdom on urban traffic congestion, deploying a broad array of historical and material sources to tell a powerful account of how our cities work and why traffic remains such a problem. It is a welcome addition to literature on histories and geographies of urban mobility and will appeal to students and researchers in the fields of urban history, transport studies, historical geography, planning history, and the history of technology.

Paths, Tracks and Trails: Designing for Pedestrians and Cyclists (Hardcover): Paolo Ceccon, Laura Zampieri Paths, Tracks and Trails: Designing for Pedestrians and Cyclists (Hardcover)
Paolo Ceccon, Laura Zampieri
R991 R783 Discovery Miles 7 830 Save R208 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Showcases several exciting design projects of pedestrian and cyclist paths across a range of environments. Walking and cycling are becoming a fashionable lifestyle choice - both as a low-impact exercise and a healthy means of travel. There is ever-growing demand for the construction of pedestrian and cyclist paths internationally, and it's the rate of growth that highlights new challenges as well as opportunities for landscape designers. This book showcases several exciting design projects of pedestrian and cyclist paths across a range of environments, from cities to local communities, urban to larger national parks. The book includes an informative design guide and a set of criteria that should provide strong reference materials for professionals and students in related design fields. SELLING POINTS: - Pedestrian and cycle paths are important issues in enviromental construction. More attention is being paid to green commuting and keeping fit - walking and cycling are becoming more and more popular. Thus, the design of pedestrian and cyclist paths are drawing more attention from landscape designers 400 col., 10 b/w

Airport Privatization - Aspects, Issues & Challenges (Paperback): Melissa M. Pratt Airport Privatization - Aspects, Issues & Challenges (Paperback)
Melissa M. Pratt
R1,494 R1,102 Discovery Miles 11 020 Save R392 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Almost all commercial service airports in the United States are owned by local and state governments, or by public entities such as airport authorities or multipurpose port authorities. In 1996, Congress established the Airport Privatization Pilot Program (APPP) to explore the prospect of privatising publicly owned airports and using private capital to improve and develop them. In addition to reducing demand for government funds, privatisation has been promoted as a way to make airports more efficient and financially viable. Privatisation refers to the shifting of governmental functions, responsibilities, and sometimes ownership, in whole or in part, to the private sector. With respect to airports, "privatisation" can take many forms up to and including the transfer of an entire airport to private operation and/or ownership. This book examines the issues and options for Congress with airport privatisation. It describes the experience with the APPP; examines the challenges airport owners and investors face to full airport privatisation; describes the potential effects of airport privatisation; and, discusses reasons why airport privatisation is more prevalent outside of the U.S. and stakeholder views on the APPP.

Modelling Transport (Hardcover, 4th Edition): Juan De Dios Ortuzar, Luis G. Willumsen Modelling Transport (Hardcover, 4th Edition)
Juan De Dios Ortuzar, Luis G. Willumsen
R1,495 R1,367 Discovery Miles 13 670 Save R128 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Already the market leader in the field, Modelling Transport has become still more indispensible following a thorough and detailed update. Enhancements include two entirely new chapters on modelling for private sector projects and on activity-based modelling; a new section on dynamic assignment and micro-simulation; and sizeable updates to sections on disaggregate modelling and stated preference design and analysis. It also tackles topical issues such as valuation of externalities and the role of GPS in travel time surveys. Providing unrivalled depth and breadth of coverage, each topic is approached as a modelling exercise with discussion of the roles of theory, data, model specification, estimation, validation and application. The authors present the state of the art and its practical application in a pedagogic manner, easily understandable to both students and practitioners. * Follows on from the highly successful third edition universally acknowledged as the leading text on transport modelling techniques and applications * Includes two new chapters on modelling for private sector projects and activity based modeling, and numerous updates to existing chapters * Incorporates treatment of recent issues and concerns like risk analysis and the dynamic interaction between land use and transport * Provides comprehensive and rigorous information and guidance, enabling readers to make practical use of every available technique * Relates the topics to new external factors and technologies such as global warming, valuation of externalities and global positioning systems (GPS).

An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation - Policy, Planning and Implementation (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Preston L... An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation - Policy, Planning and Implementation (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Preston L Schiller, Jeffrey R. Kenworthy
R3,645 Discovery Miles 36 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cities around the globe struggle to create better and more equitable access to important destinations and services, all the while reducing the energy consumption and environmental impacts of mobility. An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation illustrates a new planning paradigm for sustainable transportation through case studies from around the world with hundreds of valuable resources and references, color photos, graphics and tables. The second edition builds and expands upon the highly acclaimed first edition, with new chapters on urban design and urban, regional and intercity public transportation, as well as expanded chapters on automobile dependence and equity issues; automobile cities and the car culture; the history of sustainable and unsustainable transportation; the interrelatedness of technologies, infrastructure energy and functionalities; and public policy and public participation and exemplary places, people and programs around the globe. Among the many valuable additions are discussions of autonomous vehicles (AVs), electric vehicles (EVs), airport cities, urban fabrics, urban heat island effects and mobility as a service (MaaS). New case studies show global exemplars of sustainable transportation, including several from Asia, a case study of participative and deliberative public involvement, as well as one describing life in the Vauban ecologically planned community of Freiburg, Germany. Students in affiliated sustainability disciplines, planners, policymakers and concerned citizens will find many provides practical techniques to innovate and transform transportation.

The Routes Not Taken - A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System (Paperback): Joseph B. Raskin The Routes Not Taken - A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System (Paperback)
Joseph B. Raskin
R430 R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Save R74 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Robert A. Van Wyck, mayor of the greater city of New York, broke ground for the first subway line by City Hall on March 24, 1900. It took four years, six months, and twenty-three days to build the line from City Hall to West 145th Street in Harlem. Things rarely went that quickly ever again. The Routes Not Taken explores the often dramatic stories behind the unbuilt or unfinished subway lines, shedding light on a significant part of New York City's history that has been almost completely ignored until now. Home to one of the world's largest subway systems, New York City made constant efforts to expand its underground labyrinth, efforts that were often met with unexpected obstacles: financial shortfalls, clashing agendas of mayors and borough presidents, battles with local community groups, and much more. After discovering a copy of the 1929 subway expansion map, author Joseph Raskin began his own investigation into the city's underbelly. Using research from libraries, historical societies, and transit agencies throughout the New York metropolitan area, Raskin provides a fascinating history of the Big Apple's unfinished business that until now has been only tantalizing stories retold by public-transit experts. The Routes Not Taken sheds light on the tunnels and stations that were completed for lines that were never fulfilled: the efforts to expand the Hudson tubes into a fullfledged subway; the Flushing line, and why it never made it past Flushing; a platform underneath Brooklyn's Nevins Street station that has remained unused for more than a century; and the 2nd Avenue line-long the symbol of dashed dreams-deferred countless times since the original plans were presented in 1929. Raskin also reveals the figures and personalities involved, including why Fiorello LaGuardia could not grasp the importance of subway lines and why Robert Moses found them to be old and boring. By focusing on the unbuilt lines, Raskin illustrates how the existing subway system is actually a Herculean feat of countless political compromises. Filled with illustrations of the extravagant expansion plans, The Routes Not Taken provides an enduring contribution to the transportation history of New York City.

The City at the End of the Underground (Paperback): Adriano Maccone The City at the End of the Underground (Paperback)
Adriano Maccone
R519 Discovery Miles 5 190 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book by Adriano Maccone and Alessandro Martinelli concerns the image of the city at the terminal stations of various underground mass-transit systems in Europe and the Far East. With the objective of documenting and understanding what constitutes the margin of the urban phenomenon in an age of globalisation and urbanisation, the book collects and complements a selection of materials from a photographic project that has been developed by Adriano Maccone over a number of years.

Gender, Roads, and Mobility in Asia (Paperback): Kyoko Kusakabe Gender, Roads, and Mobility in Asia (Paperback)
Kyoko Kusakabe
R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Poor roads and transport infrastructure are key factors in the marginalization of women and other disempowered groups, but there is little understanding of the many ways in which a lack of mobility affects people s lives. In South-east Asia, huge strides are being made in highway development and regional economic integration, and the connections between mobility and livelihood are extremely dynamic. The complex interplay of factors makes these connections both interesting and challenging for study. Do roads necessarily bring economic opportunities and prosperity? How does the possible change in mobility transform the lives of women and marginalized groups? How does the differential impact of these changes on people depend on geographical, social, and historical factors and people s own capacities to make optimum use of the new resource? "Gender, Roads and Mobility in Asia" is a collection of case-based research in developing countries exploring the inter-relations between gender, poverty and mobility, especially in the context of transportation development. It brings together stories from different points of transformation; what emerges is a nuanced picture of how people s own positions and capabilities gender, age, ethnicity, literacy, and education influence the impact of the infrastructure development on their lives.This book should be read by policy makers, transportation planners, development practitioners and researchers, undergraduates, postgraduates, and academics in the areas of gender and development studies and transportation planning and management."

Integrating Routing Decisions in Public Transportation Problems (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Marie E. Schmidt Integrating Routing Decisions in Public Transportation Problems (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Marie E. Schmidt
R2,426 R1,997 Discovery Miles 19 970 Save R429 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book treats three planning problems arising in public railway transportation planning: line planning, timetabling, and delay management, with the objective to minimize passengers' travel time. While many optimization approaches simplify these problems by assuming that passengers' route choice is independent of the solution, this book focuses on models which take into account that passengers will adapt their travel route to the implemented planning solution. That is, a planning solution and passengers' routes are determined and evaluated simultaneously. This work is technically deep, with insightful finding regarding complexity and algorithmic approaches to public transportation problems with integrated passenger routing. It is intended for researchers in the fields of mathematics, computer science, or operations research, working in the field of public transportation from an optimization standpoint. It is also ideal for students who want to gain intuition and experience in doing complexity proofs and designing polynomial-time algorithms for network problems. The book models line planning, timetabling and delay management as combined design and routing problems on networks. In a complexity analysis, the border between NP-hard and polynomially solvable problems is illustrated. Based on that, the insights gained are used to develop solution approaches for the considered problems. Besides integer programming formulations, a heuristic method iterating planning and routing step is proposed to solve the problems.

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