This book provides a systematic and rigorous presentation of the theory of transportation systems and of the main methodologies for its application to transportation system engineering. Topics are presented with an increasing level of detail and complexity. Different selections of subjects can be used as the basis for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in transportation system engineering as well as economics and regional sciences. Audience: Academic researchers, workers of federal and governmental agencies, consultants and professionals involved in transportation modeling and planning. Academic and Technical libraries.
'This book provides a rigorous and comprehensive coverage of transportation models and planning methods and is a must-have to anyone in the transportation community, including students, teachers, and practitioners.' Moshe Ben-Akiva, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Edmund K. Turner Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems.
'This book excels in a modern, timely and up-to-date presentation of models used in transportation planning and analysis. It also has the merit of covering both demand modeling and network modeling. It is likely to be an excellent text for teaching and research purposes.' Michael Florian Dr. Eng. Sc., Professor, MRSC (Member of the Royal Society of Canada).
Ennio Cascetta, born in Naples in 1953, is a full professor of Transportation System Theory at the University of Naples 'Federico II'. He has been responsible for several research projects at national and international level including, recently, directorship of the Second Special Project on Transportation by the Italian National Research Council (CNR). His experience as a teacher and researcher includes appointments at several universities, such as MIT and the University of Montreal. In addition to his academic and research work, Dr. Cascetta currently acts as Associate Editor of the international journal, Transportation Science, and holds positions in many international scientific and professional organizations such as Transportation Research C, WCTR, TRB and ATBR. Dr. Cascetta's areas of expertise are analysis, modeling and estimation of transportation demand, static and dynamic assignment models, planning and pricing of transportation networks, traffic theory, and analysis and control of urban traffic congestion. He has published over one hundred papers on his research in national and international journals and proceedings. Dr. Cascetta's activities outside academia also include a current appointment as transportation secretary of Campania Region and extensive consulting work related to the planning and management of national, regional, and urban transportation systems.