Urban Transit: Operations, Planning, and Economics

Transportation influences the form of cities and their livability, their economic, social, and environmental characteristics. In recent years, urban public transportation (transit systems) has begun to grow again. Transit has great possibilities for reducing traffic congestion, offering alternative means of travel, and contributing greatly to the quality of urban life. This textbook introduces theoretical concepts and relationships in transit systems, followed by practical methodologies for operations, planning, and analysis. The book offers 12 chapters in three sections: transit systems operations and networks; transit agency economics and organization; and transit systems planning and mode selection. Topics include transit operations and service scheduling; capacity, speed, accelerated, and special operations; modeling and optimization in transit systems analysis; transit lines and networks; planning of rail transit station locations; transit agency operations, economics, and marketing; transit fares; financing of transit; transit ownership, regulation, and organization; transit systems planning; analysis, evaluation, and selection of transit modes; and planning and selection of medium- and high-performance transit modes. Each chapter includes tables and diagrams, practice exercises, and references; a subject index and answers to the practical exercises conclude the volume.

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    John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated

    111 River Street
    Hoboken, NJ  United States  07030-6000
  • Authors:
    • Vuchic, Vukan R
  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 660p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01003442
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0471632651
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 2005 7:27AM