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41. Dk Big Book of Transportation
42. Stress, Workload, and Fatigue
43. Transportation Engineering and
45. Passenger Rail: The Transportation
46. Transportation in a Climate-Constrained
47. My Kind of Transit: Rethinking
48. Connections Across Eurasia: Transportation,
49. Start Your Own Senior Services
50. U.S. Department of Transportation:
51. Transportation Security (Butterworth-Heinemann
52. Red Book on Transportation of
53. Fundamentals of Transportation
54. Profit Strategies for Air Transportation
55. Introduction to Transportation
56. Transportation Demand Analysis
57. The Role of Transportation in
58. Transportation: From Cars to Planes
59. Transportation Infrastructure
60. Metropolitan Transportation Planning,

41. Dk Big Book of Transportation
by Caroline Bingham, Trevor Lord
 Library Binding: 96 Pages (2008-05-09)
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42. Stress, Workload, and Fatigue (Human Factors in Transportation)
Hardcover: 704 Pages (2000-09)
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Asin: 0805831789
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The purpose of this volume is to seek out, describe, and explain the shared commonalities of stress, fatigue, and workload. To understand and predict human performance response, we have to reach beyond the sterile, information-processing models to incorporate the emotive, affective, or more generally, energetic aspects of cognition. These facets of behavior surface most readily when the individual acts under stress, is faced by significant cognitive workload, or is in the grip of fatigue. However, energetic characteristics are pervasive and exert a vital and ubiquitous influence, even when they are not obviously in play as in extreme circumstances. Indeed, one cannot hope to understand behavior without their inclusion and integration into models and theories. This text addresses such theoretical questions as one of its main thrusts. However, in addition to the drive for scientific understanding, there are requirements in our progressively more utilitarian society which generate the need for a more fundamental understanding of this particular topic.
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43. Transportation Engineering and Planning (3rd Edition)
by C.S. Papacostas, P.D. Prevedouros
Hardcover: 685 Pages (2000-06-05)
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Asin: 0130814199
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This detailed, interdisciplinary introduction to transportation engineering is ideal as both a comprehensive tutorial and reference.Begins with the basic sciences, mathematics, and engineering mechanics, and gradually introduces new concepts concerning societal context, geometric design, human factors, traffic engineering, and simulation, transportation planning, evaluation.For prospective and practicing transportation engineers. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Not helpful!!
This book is not really that helpful. It's not very 'user-friendly'. The chapters and sections are divided weirdly and the way its written is like listening to a boring lecturer -_-

5-0 out of 5 stars Acomprehensive and thorough book
Myself and my colleague are both currently final year civil engineeringstudents at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa and have beenusing this book for the past year. We found it to be very comrehensive andeasy to apply to relevant practical models. A five star rating would shylydescribe this book.

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5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best books I have ever studied
I bought this book when I was doing my masters course of Transportation Planning and found this book to be extremely usefull. Book is written in such a way so that every topic has been explained in a very easy language. I really enjoyed reading this book. ... Read more

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Asin: B003TK073S
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45. Passenger Rail: The Transportation Alternative
by Walton W. Loevy
Paperback: 273 Pages (2005-06-13)
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Asin: 1413761682
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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For more than a half century, the American Dream has included owning an automobile for personal mobility. However, by the turn of the 21st century, the one-person, one-car approach to transportation has resulted in severe automobile traffic congestion in major metropolitan areas. Federal, state and local governments have taken major steps to reinvent passenger rail as a viable transportation alternative. Whether high-speed trains, commuter trains or light rail electric streetcars, 19th-century technology has been reintroduced to create a more balanced transportation network. Because sprawl city planning discourages viable mass transit, politicians and city planners have had to deal with the difficulty of recreating their regional transportation infrastructure. Transit-oriented developments have influenced new city planning efforts which emphasized rail transit over automobile use. Recalling the history behind modern rail transit, some cities have restored historic electric streetcars to diversify their rail transit system. More than a vehicle for commuters, historic railways attract tourists and add distinction to the communities they serve. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Very practical
The suggestions and solutions offered in this book are very practical. I really like books that offer solutions to problems we face and/or better alternatives to the status quo.
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46. Transportation in a Climate-Constrained World
by Andreas Schäfer, John B. Heywood, Henry D. Jacoby, Ian A. Waitz
Paperback: 384 Pages (2009-06-30)
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Asin: 0262512343
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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In the nineteenth century, horse transportation consumed vast amounts of land for hay production, and the intense traffic and ankle-deep manure created miserable living conditions in urban centers. The introduction of the horseless carriage solved many of these problems but has created others. Today another revolution in transportation seems overdue. Transportation consumes two-thirds of the world's petroleum and has become the largest contributor to global environmental change. Most of this increase in scale can be attributed to the strong desire for personal mobility that comes with economic growth.

In Transportation in a Climate-Constrained World, the authors present the first integrated assessment of the factors affecting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from passenger transportation. They examine such topics as past and future travel demand; the influence of personal and business choices on passenger travel's climate impact; technologies and alternative fuels that may become available to mitigate GHG emissions from passenger transport; and policies that would promote their adoption. And most important, taking into account all of these options, they consider how to achieve a more sustainable transportation system in the next thirty to fifty years. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Options for GHG mitigation short of full-crisis mode
This very well-researched and technically replete book outlines the options for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector, primarily vehicles (cars and light trucks) and aircraft.

In this, it does an excellent job and is invaluable; but I'm not sure it really takes the "climate-constrained" qualifier in its title as seriously as it should. Emblematic of this is the fact that in the final chapter, one scenario for future transportation-related GHG emissions assumes an atmospheric CO2 target level of 550 ppm by volume. We are already at 380 today; many climate scientists think that if we reach 550, we will already be risking environmental Armageddon.

Thus this tome is invaluable for evaluating policy options and promising transportation-related technologies if one eschews full-crisis mode. But those of us convinced that the climate crisis really IS a crisis, requiring fundamental changes in behavior that cannot be easily extrapolated from historical data, will probably not be satisfied to stop at the authors' conclusions.
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47. My Kind of Transit: Rethinking Public Transportation in America (Center for American Places - My Kind of . . . series)
by Darrin Nordahl
Hardcover: 176 Pages (2009-04-01)
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Asin: 1930066880
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In America’s car-dominated landscape, public transit has long played second fiddle, but rising gasoline prices and the global warming crisis point to a need for alternative means of transportation. Darrin Nordahl sets the stage for these efforts by proposing that the experience of public transit and the quality of the ride are pivotal to the success of public transit.

My Kind of Transit explores America’s most beloved transit systems and how they work. From San Francisco’s cable cars to Pittsburgh’s funiculars to the streetcars of New Orleans, Nordahl recounts a transportation history of both short-sighted planning and visionary policies, and reveals that current American transit systems contain many key elements for successfully expanding public transport. My Kind of Transit explains the characteristics of ideal transit, or “passenger enrichment,” such as transit vehicles that offer views of the surrounding landscape and systems that enable diverse peoples to interact.

Successful public transport must be a uniquely enjoyable experience for riders, My Kind of Transit contends, and it offers a new vision of civic engagement that occurs when we step out of our cars and onto the train.
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48. Connections Across Eurasia: Transportation, Communication, and Cultural Exchange on the Silk Roads (Explorations in World History)
by Xinru Liu, Lynda Shaffer
Paperback: 272 Pages (2007-01-04)
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Asin: 0072843519
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This first edition text examines the remarkable histories of the societies and peoples who fostered Eurasian trade and communication in the almost two millennia before 1500 C.E. A study in the early history of “globalization,” the commercial and cultural exchanges explored in this volume provide students not only with a greater knowledge of the past, but also a deeper understanding of our world today. ... Read more

49. Start Your Own Senior Services Business: Adult Day Care, Relocation Services, Homecare, Transportation Service, Concierge, Travel Service and More (Start Your Own...)
by Charlene Davis
Paperback: 224 Pages (2010-02-10)
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Asin: 1599183595
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Grab Your Share of Senior Care!

The senior population is multiplying by the millions! In fact, during the next 25 years, the senior population in America is expected to double—growing faster than the total population in every state.This means one thing—a tremendous opportunity for aspiring and compassionate entrepreneurs like you!

From providing adult daycare or homecare to transportation or concierge needs, our experts cover today’s most requested services within the 65+ market. Learn, step by step, how to choose the right opportunity for you, legally and financially establish your business, acquire licenses and certifications, set policies and procedures, and much more! Plus, gain priceless insight, advice, and tips from practicing senior care professionals.

Learn how to:

  • Discover your specialty within one of six growing areas of interest— adult daycare, relocation services, homecare, transportation services, concierge, and travel service
  • Design your business to suit your customers’ demographics and special needs
  • Set your rates
  • Create a support staff who will help you succeed
  • Use effective marketing and advertising to get the word out
  • Build valuable business partnerships that lead to referrals
  • Plan for future growth

A record number of seniors are seeking your help—start your senior care service today!

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50. U.S. Department of Transportation: A Reference History
by Donald R. Whitnah
Hardcover: 248 Pages (1998-01-30)
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Asin: 0313283400
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Tracing the antecedents and the creation of the U.S. Department of Transportation, this work assesses its role in both the control of transportation and the encouragement of big businesses in the industry. The U.S. government has struggled for over a century with the complex issue of transportation regulation. The prevailing view from the 1880s until recently was to consider private transportation a public utility, which led to the creation of the DOT in 1966. This work covers much of the regulation/deregulation debates from Hoover to the Nixon presidencies, and focuses on the bipartisan crescendo for deregulation led by Gerald Ford and Edward Kennedy. Whitnah also analyzes the heated debate over airline deregulation that resumed in the Carter years and continues to have an impact today. ... Read more

51. Transportation Security (Butterworth-Heinemann Homeland Security)
by Clifford Bragdon
Hardcover: 456 Pages (2008-07-25)
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Asin: 0750685492
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Insecure transportation systems are costing our worldwide mobility-based economy as much as 6% of GDP annually. The effectiveness of security measures vary widely. In the United States, depending on the mode of transportation, it ranges from "medium effectiveness" for airports to "low effectiveness" for maritime, rail, transit, and intermodal activities. Situational awareness and interoperability are lacking as we try to deal with both natural and man-made disasters. Regardless of the transport mode, improvements are essential if governments and corporations are to address security planning, response, and national preparedness. Transportation Security examines this problem in a comprehensive manner and addresses security-based technologies and solutions to minimize risk.

* Covers air, sea, roadway, rail and public transport modes
* Offers technological solutions for mobility based problems in planning, logistics and policy to improve security, combat terrorism and ensure national preparedness
* Includes work of international experts & global examples related to transportation security ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Instead of Transportation Systems Security, which Ibought previously, I should have settled for this book, I realize that now. Transportation Security by Clifford Bragdon has all the stuff that I was looking for in Transportation Systems Security. Where that book fails, this book succeeds. Why? Because this book, unlikethe other mentioned, gives a holistic view of our world's transportation security processes and operations, in all modes (except rail), and all issues that relate to security in transportation. Although at times heavily US and homeland security oriented, this book still manages to capture me, the international audience, to the full. As editor, Clifford Bragdon has managed to put together an excellent book and I can only commend him on his achievement. ... Read more

52. Red Book on Transportation of Hazardous Materials
by Lawrence W. Bierlein
 Hardcover: 900 Pages (1988-01)
list price: US$142.95
Isbn: 0442210442
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53. Fundamentals of Transportation Systems Analysis, Volume 1: Basic Concepts (Transportation Studies)
by Marvin L. Manheim
Paperback: 674 Pages (1979-07-19)
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Asin: 0262632896
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Transportation systems analysis is a multidisciplinary field which draws on engineering, economics, operations research, political science, psychology, management, and other disciplines. The major text synthesizes from these fields an approach that is intellectually coherent and comprehensive.

Numerous details are provided to indicate how major concepts can be applied in practice to particular modes and problems. But the major objective of this book is to provide the reader with a basic framework onto which many different areas of specialization can be added by later coursework and practical experience.

Fundamentals of Transportation Systems Analysis identifies concepts that are truly fundamental to serious work in the planning, design, or management of transportation systems. It also emphasizes, through more detailed treatment, certain topics, such as transportation demand and performance and the processes of evaluation and choice, that are inadequately treated in the available literature.

A unique feature of the book is its emphasis on multimodal solutions to transportation problems. The student is taught to view the transportation system as a unified whole and to evaluate it within the context of the overall social, economic, and political system of a given region. According to Professor Manheim, "The challenge of transportation systems analysis is to intervene, delicately and deliberately, in the complex fabric of a society to use transport effectively, in coordination with other public and private actions, to achieve the goals of that society." ... Read more

54. Profit Strategies for Air Transportation
by George Radnoti
Paperback: 540 Pages (2002-01-01)
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Asin: 0071600159
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Practical plans and profitable solutions to the operational problems encountered by commercial and regional airlines, charter, cargo, and corporate aircraft companies, and other air transport businesses. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive Textbook

This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the technical and economic aspects of various facets of air transportation including commercial airlines, charter operations, corporate services and other related businesses such as leasing company operations and fractional ownership. The reader gains insights into the areas where costs can be saved and revenues enhanced. For example, the author presents various strategies to minimize fuel usage and hence improve the bottom line.

The book is well written allowing it to be accessible to people working in various specialties in the air transportation business that have opportunities to learn about economic air transport operations. Among the subjects covered include aircraft maintenance economics, various aircraft financing options enabling managers to evaluate those most beneficial for their business and revenue enhancement strategies. The reader will be pleased to learn that environmental issues are not forgotten.

Overall, a useful and helpful book for managers in the air transportation industry who need to learn how to minimize costs, improve revenue and thus enhance profits.

2-0 out of 5 stars Too much, too little, need more -- focus
The title is misleading. I searched through every chapter to decipher how to make a profit with passenger, cargo, and/or other areas of air transportation. It covers a tremendous amount of information like aircraft configurations and technical designs. Unfortunately, and all so common, lots of problems given about aviation; but few solutions offered about profit strategies!

Each chapter technically covers an area of air transportation, but even the short chapters are not extensive enough. Only the most fundamental elements are written. There is not enough pertinent information delivered for the reader to absorb a firm understanding about air transportation.

The problem is that this 500 page book covers an awful lot of technical material. He selectively crammed it all into 500 pages. Some important elements are missing. The title of the book should be more concise about which audience the author wanted to attract, and spread all his great information into two brilliantly-written volumes. ... Read more

55. Introduction to Transportation Engineering
by James H. Banks
Paperback: Pages (2001-11-01)
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Asin: 0071240349
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The second edition of "Introduction to Transportation Engineering" has been developed to provide a concise yet thorough introduction to intermodal transportation. One of its underlying concepts is that the basic techniques and principles of transportation engineering are of wide application. For practical reasons, the major emphasis is often on highways, but care is taken to show how basic concepts and techniques apply to different modes. The book strives to provide a background in transportation planning, analysis, and design while emphasizing the social, economic, and political context of transportation engineering. It places major emphasis on important practical topics such as geometric design, "Highway Capacity Manual" methods, and traffic signal timing, and also emphasizes important theoretical topics such as the fundamental techniques of traffic analysis and the economic theory underlying transportation demand modeling.The text has been revised and updated to reflect the 2000 revision of the "Highway Capacity Manual". The numbers of flow charts, diagrams, and photos have been increased from the previous edition.The text also offers new open-ended design exercises pertaining to common design problems in transportation such as horizontal and vertical alignment of roads, railways, or runways; traffic design for highways; planning and design of traffic control; and design of bus routes and schedules. These exercises respond to ABET-2000 accreditation requirements, particularly to civil engineering program criteria that require 'design experiences integrated throughout the professional component of the curriculum. ... Read more

56. Transportation Demand Analysis (McGraw-Hill series in transportation)
by Adib K. Kanafani
 Hardcover: 320 Pages (1983-03)
list price: US$55.15
Isbn: 0070332711
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57. The Role of Transportation in the Supply Chain
by J. Kenneth Hazen, Clifford F. Lynch
Hardcover: 322 Pages (2008-09-01)
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Asin: 0974416746
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This is a valuable resource for professionals and an accessible guide for students. As an industry manual, the focus is the backbone of the supply chain, the physical transport of goods. As a textbook, the design is ideal: points are highlighted with images and charts, a detailed glossary and index, and chapter discussion questions. An appendix adds supplemental resources such as sample contracts and a list of trade publications.

Transportation as a field is addressed: international transportation; the history of transportation regulation in the USA; transportation management, payment, and pricing; freight bill payment; and management information systems (MIS). Separate analysis is given to each mode oftransport: motor carriers, rail carriers, air carriers, pipelines, domestic water carriers, and special carriers. The book concludes with an introduction to carrier-shipper relationships.

About the Authors

J. Kenneth Hazen is President and CEO of CTSI, a global supply chain solutions company. Ken earned his BBA from what is now the University of Memphis. He acquired CTSI in 1982; six years later, it was named to the "Inc. 500." Ken has served in his alma mater's alumni association and board of visitors. He is a Past Chairman of Catholic Charities of West Tennessee and has raised funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Clifford F. Lynch, Principal of C. F. Lynch & Associates, has advised logistics services since 1993. Previously, Cliff was VP - Logistics of Quaker Oats and President of Trammell Crow Distribution. He earned his BS (University of Tennessee) and MBA (University of Chicago). A Past President of CSCMP, he has written several books and is on review boards of three periodicals. He is a Director and Past Chairman of the Mid-South Food Bank.

Ken and Cliff also published The Role of Freight Bill Payment and Transportation Management Information in the Supply Chain Industry.Together, they have over 75 years of experience. ... Read more

58. Transportation: From Cars to Planes (You Are There (Danbury, Conn.).)
by Gare Thompson
Paperback: 32 Pages (1997-10)
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Asin: 0516260553
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Surveys different modes of transportation, such as automobiles, ships, trains, and planes, and discusses their development in history. ... Read more

59. Transportation Infrastructure Engineering: A Multimodal Integration
by Lester A. Hoel, Nicholas J. Garber, Adel W. Sadek
Hardcover: 700 Pages (2007-01-03)
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Asin: 0534952895
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Transportation Infrastructure Engineering: A Multimodal Integration, intended to serve as a resource for courses in transportation engineering, emphasizes transportation in an overall systems perspective.It can serve as a textbook for an introductory course or for upper-level undergraduate and first-year graduate courses.This book, unlike the widely used textbook, Traffic and Highway Engineering, serves a different purpose and is intended for a broader audience.Its objective is to provide an overview of transportation from a multi-modal viewpoint rather than emphasizing a particular mode in great detail.By placing emphasis on explaining the environment in which transportation operates, this book presents the "big picture" to assist students in understanding why transportation systems operate as they do and the role they play in a global society. ... Read more

60. Metropolitan Transportation Planning, 2nd Edition
by John W. Dickey
Paperback: 607 Pages (1983-06-01)
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Asin: 0891169229
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