Transportation involves a large number of complex and interacting relationships that are often difficult to analyze. Modelling involves the simplification and abstraction of the underlying, key relationships that assist this analysis. This handbook explains the subject in detail.
Devoted to the environmental impacts of transport. This work looks at the various aspects of the subject such as environmental concepts, both physical and economic. It also examines environmental concerns such as: global warming, air quality, noise, safety, amenity, and severance; political settings and policies; and more.
Transport systems, the vital arteries of modern societies and economies, shape our world and are shaped by it. This volume talks about the dynamic interactions between transport and the physical, economic, and human geographies it weaves through. It also discusses how to obtain appropriate data and model these transport-geographic phenomena.
Privatisation, regulation, deregulation, competition, funding, evaluation: these are all transport policy issues of great current interest worldwide, in the public arena as well as among researchers. This work is is organised into sections including: Institutional Settings and Markets; Planning Perspectives; and Asset Management and Funding.
What are the options for dealing with congestion? Is massive investment in public and private transportation infrastructure the only answer? And, will a 'Dublin Region' of over two million people be worth living in? This book answers such questions by describing a series of alternative 'Dublins' in the year 2030.