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    Sustainable Transportation Systems Engineering

    By: Largus Angenent, Ricardo Daziano

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    9780071800136
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    Description
    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

    PRAISE FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS ENGINEERING:

    "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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