Urban Transportation Systems

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-09-30
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Urban Transportation Systems is a complete guide to the types of transportation available to communities together with the technical tools needed to evaluate each for given circumstances.

Author Biography

SIGURD GRAVA is Vice President and Technical Director of Planning at Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade and Douglas, an international firm specializing in transportation. In this capacity, Mr. Grava has managed projects in 25 countries. He is also Professor of Urban Planning at Columbia University. Mr. Grava has authored many articles on transportation issues. He received his MA in Urban Planning and his Ph.D. in Transportation Planning from Columbia University.

Table of Contents

Foreword by James L. Lammie



Chapter 1: Overview--Criteria for Selecting Modes

Chapter 2: Walking

Chapter 3: Bicycles

Chapter 4: Motorcycles and Scooters

Chapter 5: Automobiles

Chapter 6: Paratransit

Chapter 7: Taxis

Chapter 8: Buses

Chapter 9: Bus Rapid Transit

Chapter 10: Trolleybuses

Chapter 11: Streetcars and Light Rail Transit

Chapter 12: Monorails

Chapter 13: Heavy Rail Transit (Metro)

Chapter 14: Commuter Rail

Chapter 15: Automated Guideway Transit

Chapter 16: Waterbourne Modes

Chapter 17: Special Modes

Chapter 18: Intermodal Terminals

Chapter 19: Conclusion--The Road Ahead

Appendix A: Rail Transit Definitions

Appendix B: Summary of Performance and Service Characteristics

Appendix C: Suggested Places for Field Inspection


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