Urban Mass Transportation Planning / Edition 1

Urban Mass Transportation Planning / Edition 1

by Alan Black
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070055572

ISBN-13: 9780070055575

Pub. Date: 03/28/1995

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

This book provides the perfect comprehensive introduction to mass transit for anyone interested in transportation planning as a career, as well as for those who simply have a personal interest in the subject area. It is a policy-oriented book that contains some technical material, but avoids in-depth coverage of the electric and mechanical engineering aspects.…  See more details below

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This book provides the perfect comprehensive introduction to mass transit for anyone interested in transportation planning as a career, as well as for those who simply have a personal interest in the subject area. It is a policy-oriented book that contains some technical material, but avoids in-depth coverage of the electric and mechanical engineering aspects. Distinctly factual, and not ideological, the book offers readers a balanced view of the debate between highways and transit - carefully presenting both sides of controversial issues. The intent is to give readers the solid understanding necessary to analyze problems objectively, and to assure that transit proposals are rationally planned and evaluated. The book dedicates a full three chapters to historical and political background, and three others to the transit technologies or "modes" currently in use. Furthermore, readers will find coverage of the design of transit networks, operations and management, and impacts on land use, energy consumption, and the environment. Lastly, two chapters cover ridership characteristics, and two deal with economics and finance.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070055575
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Series:
Mcgraw-Hill Series in Transportation
Pages:
411
Product dimensions:
6.66(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1The Role of Transit1
2The History of Urban Transit13
3The Federal Role in Urban Transit41
4Institutions and Issues68
5Conventional Transit Modes95
6Paratransit132
7Innovative Technology154
8Planning Transit Networks178
9Operations and Management206
10Transit and Urban Development232
11Energy and Environmental Impacts254
12The People Who Ride Transit283
13Special Groups of Users306
14Estimating System Costs329
15Pricing and Financing348
16Policies for the Future372
App. A. Landmarks in the History of Urban Mass Transit391
App. B. Public Elections on Mass Transit Proposals397
Index404

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