ISBN 9781259002731,Urban Transportation: Planning, Operation And Management

Urban Transportation: Planning, Operation And Management



Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9781259002731

ISBN-10 125900273X


Number of Pages 296 Pages
Language (English)

Budgeting & financial management

This book has been authored by an academician with vast teaching, research & consultancy experience and co-authored by a field executive with experience on rail and road project planning and management as well as some teaching and consultancy experience. The book covers basics of Urban Transport planning including demand forecasting; planning and management aspects of urban public transport, (both road and rail-based) and public transport system design including route planning in detail. About the Author Late Dr. David Johnson Victor former Professor of Civil Engineering and Head of Transportation Division at the Indian Institute of Technology (Madras), Chennai has authored over 75 papers in India and abroad, and four technical books which have been well received. Dr. S. Ponnuswamy is a Life Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (London). He is also a Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Member of Institution of Structural Engineers (London). Table of Contents 1. Introduction 1.1 Importance of Transportation 1.2 Brief History of Transportation 1.3 Values, Goals and Objectives 1.4 Classification of Transportation 1.5 References 2. Urbanization and Transportation 2.1 Urbanization 2.2 Importance of Urban Areas 2.3 Structure of Urban Area 2.4 Urban Design 2.5 Transportation and Urban Forms 2.6 Use of Road Space 2.7 Functional Classification of Urban Roads 2.8 References 3. Urban Transportation Characteristics 3.1 Factors Influencing Transportation Needs 3.2 Transportation Demand 3.3 Types of Trips 3.4 Modes of Travel 3.5 Urban Transportation Scene in India 3.6 Growth of Urban Transport Demand 3.7 Road Congestion 3.8 Capacity, Space Utilization and Energy Consumption of Modes 3.9 Impact of Transport on Environment 3.10 Urban Transport Policy 3.11 Components of Urban Transportation System 3.12 References 4. Urban Transportation Planning Process 4.1 Urban Transportation Planning Objectives 4.2 Hierarchy of Urban Transportation Systems 4.3 Urban Transportation Planning Sequence 4.4 Data Collection 4.5 Transportation Network 4.6 Surveys for Data Collection 4.7 Environmental Impact Analysis 4.8 References 5. Travel Demand Forecasting 5.1 Travel Demand Forecasting Process 5.2 Trip Generation and Attraction Analysis 5.3 Trip Distribution Models 5.4 Modal Split Analysis 5.5 Route Assignment Analysis 5.6 Summary 5.7 References 6. Public Transportation Bus Transport 6.1 Bus Transport Characteristics 6.2 Types of Buses 6.3 Bus Stops 6.4 Bus Stop Shelters 6.5 Bus Transit Management 6.6 Estimation of the Required Fleet Strength 6.7 Bus Route Planning 6.8 Expansion/Curtailment of Services 6.9 Performance Indicators 6.10 Time Table, Bus Schedule and Crew Schedule 6.11 Example of Construction of a Simple Time-Table 6.12 Bus Involvement in Accidents 6.13 Breakdowns 6.14 Vandalism 6.15 Inspection 6.16 Personnel Management 6.17 Fleet Management 6.18 Bus Depots 6.19 Methods of Financing 6.20 References 7. Public Transportation Rail Transport 7.1 General 7.2 Types of Rail Transit 7.3 Suburban Commuter Rail 7.4 Rapid Rail Transit 7.5 Light Rail Transit 7.6 Monorail System 7.7 Growth of Rail Based Transit Systems 7.8 Some Case Studies 7.9 Rail Transit System Development in Indian Cities 8. System Design of Rail Rapid Transit 8.1 System Capacity 8.2 Elevated Rail 8.3 Underground System 8.4 Traction Alternatives and Choice 8.5 Signaling and Operating Systems 8.6 Rolling Stock 8.7 Structure and Track 8.8 Stations 8.9 Train Operation Plan and Fleet Requirement 8.10 Management Structure for a Rail Transit System 8.11 References 177 9. Coordination of Public Transport 9.1 Need for Coordination 9.2 Selection of Transit Mode 9.3 Public Transport Financing 9.4 Transit Fare Structures 9.5 Transit Marketing 9.6 Intermodal Transfer 9.7 References 10. Parking 10.1 Parking Problems 10.2 Impact of Parking 10.3 Parking Space Requirements 10.4 Types of Parking Facilities 10.5 Parking Charges and Collection Mechanism 10.6 Space Requirement for Other Vehicles 10.7 Parking Standards 10.8 Planning for Parking 10.9 Parking Management Strategies 10.10 References 11. Non-Motorized Urban Transportation 11.1 Role of Non-Motorized Modes of Travel 11.2 Importance of Pedestrian Facilities 11.3 Planning for Pedestrian Movement 11.4 Sidewalks 11.5 Pedestrian Crossings 11.6 Bicycle Facility Planning 11.7 Planning Conside Rations for Bicycle Transport 11.8 Types of Bicycle Facilities 11.9 Bicycle Network Planning 11.10 Bicycle Parking 11.11 Cycle Rickshaws 11.12 Pedestrian Malls and People Mover Systems 11.13 References 12. Intermediate Public Transport 12.1 Definition 12.2 Classification of Service 12.3 Operational Characteristics of Paratransit Vehicles 12.4 IPT in Other Countries 12.5 Role of IPT In Indian Cities 12.6 References 13. Urban Goods Movement 13.1 Importance of Urban Goods Movement 13.2 Characteristics of Urban Goods Movement 13.3 Problems of Urban Goods Movement 13.4 Goods Traffic Management in Urban Area 13.5 Urban Goods Movement Planning Process 13.6 Goods Movement Forecasting 13.7 References 14. Innovations in Urban Transportation 14.1 Need for Innovative Approaches 14.2 Classification of Urban Transportation Innovations 14.3 Track Guided Bus 14.4 Duo Bus 14.5 Bus way 14.6 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) 14.7 Bus Route Rationalization 14.8 Linear Induction Motor Technology 14.9 Magnetic Levitation (MAGLEV) Vehicles 14.10 Geographic Information System (GIS) 14.11 Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) 14.12 Case Studies 14.13 References Index