Sustainable Transportation Systems Engineering

By: James Banks, Largus Angenent

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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
Publication Date:
14 / 05 / 2014

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