ISBN 9780070702462,Introduction to Transportation Engineering

Introduction to Transportation Engineering



Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9780070702462

ISBN-10 0070702462


Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 512 Pages
Language (English)
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. Salient Features Emphasizes the Social, Economic, and Political context of Transportation Engineering. Major emphasis on important practical topics such as Geometric Design, layer design for highway pavements, highway capacity manual method, and traffic signal timing. More and new design exercises. New figures and photos added. 2000 Highway Capacity Manual coverage. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Introduction 2. Transportation System Issues and Challenges 3. Introduction to Physical Design of Transportation Facilities 4. Geometric Design 5. Earthwork 6. Surfaces and Guideways 7. Mitigation of Environmental Impacts 8. Traffic Analysis Technique 9. Traffic Flow Index 10. Capacity and Level of Service 11. Traffic Control 12. Transit Operations 13. Transportation Demand Analysis 14. Transportation Planning 15. Transportation Project Evaluation Appendix A: Statistical Tables Appendix B: Tables and Charts for Pavement Design Appendix C: Highway Capacity Manual Materials (Metric)