Traveling along the path of the previous editions, "Transportation Engineering Planning and Design," follows the United States transportation system from its development, to its operations and control of the vehicle used to its planning (planning process, data collection, finances, procedures for future developments and evaluation of transportation plans) and on to the design of land, air and water transportation facilities (which includes highways, railways, runways, pipelines, terminals, harbors, ports, lighting for these areas, sizing and more.)
The emphasis of this six part textbook directed towards students of engineering is contained in the last half which covers the design of land, air, and water transportation facilities. The first half serves as a necessary introduction to topics which affect and constrain facility design. Part one deals with the development of the US transportation system and the relationship of the system with governmental regulation and funding. The capabilities and constraints of individual types of vehicles are discussed in part two, and part three deals with general issues of transportation planning. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
The first three parts of this standard text/reference deal with planning and other nonengineering aspects of transportation, covering the transportation system of the US, operation and control of the vehicles, and the planning process, including management and finance issues. The last three parts cover the design of land, air, and water transportation facilities. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)