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Basic References: General

Compiled by John Gallwey
Institute of Transportation Studies
University of California, Berkeley

BOOKS

Addison, William Wilkinson, Sir. The Old Roads of England. London: Batsford, 1980. 167 pages. ISBN: 0713417145.

Albert, Bill.The Turnpike Road System in England, 1663-1840. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1972. 300 pages. ISBN: 0521082218.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Interstate 50: 50 years of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways. [Tampa, Florida]: Faircount, 2006. 208 pages.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. The States and the Interstates: Research on the Planning, Design and Construction of the Interstate and Defense Highway System. Washington, DC: The Association, 1991. 220 pages.

Documents the interstate construction era and its evolution from the 1950s through the 1980s from the states’ perspective.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. U.S. Numbered Highways. Washington, DC: The Association, 1989. 218 pages.

Official log of the U.S. numbered highway system.

Armstrong, Ellis L. (ed.) History of Public Works in the United States, 1776-1976. Chicago, Illinois: American Public Works Association, 1976. 736 pages. ISBN: 0917084039.

Traces the development of the most significant public works programs and facilities.

Bagshawe, Richard W. Roman Roads. Buckinghamshire: Shire Publications, 2000. 64 pages. ISBN: 0852634587.

Berlo, Robert. The U.S.-Numbered Highways of the West: a Cartographic Study. Livermore, California: [Berlo?], 2001. Loose-leaf, unpaged.

Brouws, Jeffrey T. with Bernd Polster, Phil Patton. Highway: America’s endless dream. New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1997. 160 pages. ISBN: 1556706049.

Burt, Olive Woolley. The National Road: How America's Vision of a Transcontinental Highway Grew Through Three Centuries to Become a Reality.
New York: Day, 1968. 159 pages.

Butler, John L. First Highways of America. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 1994. 320 pages. ISBN: 087341280X.

Cantor, George. Old Roads of the Midwest. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997. 239 pages. ISBN: 0472082884.

Chevallier, Raymond. Roman Roads. 2nd ed. Stroud, England: Tempus, 2003. 320 pages. ISBN: 0752429116.

Colles, Christopher with Walter William Ristow. A Survey of the Roads of the United States of America, 1789. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1961. 227 pages.

Copeland, J.R. Roads and Their Traffic 1750-1850. Newton Abbot, England: David & Charles, 1968. 205 pages.

Davis, Hugh. Roads in Roman Britain. Stround, England: Tempus, 2002. 160 pages. ISBN: 075242503X.

Della Portella, Ivana (ed.). The Appian Way: From its Foundation to the Middle Ages. Los Angeles, California: Getty, 2004. 208 pages. ISBN: 0892367520.

Dorsey, David A. The Roads and Highways of Ancient Israel. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991. 300 pages. ISBN: 0801838983.

Forbes, R.J. Notes on the History of Ancient Roads and Their Construction. 2nd ed. Amsterdam, A.M. Hakkert, 1964. 182 pages.

Gregory, John Walter. The Story of the Road, from the Beginning to the Present Day. 2nd ed. London: Black, 1938.  306 pages.

Goddard, Stephen B. Getting There: the Epic Struggle Between Road and Rail in the American Century. New York: Basic Books, 1994, 351 pages. ISBN: 0465026397.

Author contends that for America to prosper in the 21st century, it must seize the potential of high-speed trains, smart roads and the information technology.

Guillet, Edwin Clarence. The Story of Canadian Roads. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1966. 246 pages.

Gutfreund, Owen D. 20th century sprawl: how highways transformed America. New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. 297 pages. ISBN: 0195189078

Hart, Virginia. The Story of American Roads. New York: Sloane, 1950. 243 pages.

Hindley, Geoffrey. A History of Roads. Secaucus, New Jersey: Citadel Press, 1972. 158 pages. ISBN: 0432067361.

Emphasis is on Europe and North America.

Iowa Dept. of Transportation. Come celebrate with us. Ames, Iowa: The Department, 2006. 25 pages.

History of the Interstate Highway System in Iowa.

Kaszynski, William. The American Highway: the History and Culture of Roads in the United States. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2000. 229 pages. ISBN: 0786408227.

Describes the development of the U.S. system of roads and superhighways during the past 100 years.

Labatut, Jean with Joshua Lane Wheaton (eds.) Highways in our National Life: a Symposium. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1950. 506 pages.

LaMar, Virginia A. Travel and roads in England. Washington, DC: Folger Shakespeare Library, 1960.  34 pages.

Describes the road systems of England in the time of Shakespeare.

Laurence, Ray. The Roads of Roman Italy: Mobility and Cultural Change. London; New York: Routledge, 1999. 221 pages. ISBN: 0415166160.

Lay, Maxwell G. Ways of the World: a History of the World’s Roads and of the
Vehicles That Used Them. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1992. 401 pages. ISBN: 0813517583.

Provides a comprehensive history of the world’s roads, highways, and bridges from prehistoric times to the present.

Mahar-Keplinger, Lisa.American signs: form and meaning on Route 66. New York: Monacelli, 2002. 272 pages. ISBN: 1580931197.

Motels and “vernacular architecture”, road signs and billboards of one of the United States’ most famous old highways.

McNicol, Dan. The Roads That Built America: the Incredible Story of the U.S. Interstate System. New York: Sterling, 2006. 255 pages. ISBN: 1402734689.

The Next Exit: [USA Interstate Highway Guide]. Garden City, Utah: Next Exit Inc., 2006. 541 pages. ISBN: 0971407347.

Subtitle on spine: "The most complete interstate highway guide."

Pawson, Eric. Transport and economy: the turnpike roads of eighteenth century Britain. London; New York: Academic Press, 1977. 407 pages. ISBN: 0125469500.

Quilici, Lorenzo with Giuseppina Pisani Sartorio. Via Appia: the Ancient Roman Road. Rome: Fratelli Palombi Editori, 1995. 25 pages. ISBN: 8876213597.
 
Raitz, Karl (ed.) The National Road.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, c1996. 489 pages. ISBN: 0801851556.

The story of the first federally funded highway in the United States. The National Road was intended to link East Coast cities with the frontier west of the Appalachians. Work began in 1808 in Cumberland, Maryland, and ended in 1850 in Vandalia, Illinois. Today the Road's path is followed by U.S. 40 and I-70.

Rose, Albert C. with Carl Rakeman. Historic American Roads: from Frontier Trails to Superhighways. New York: Crown Publishers, 1976. 118 pages. ISBN: 0517525232.

Rose, Albert C. Public Roads of the Past: Historic American Highways. Washington, DC: The Association, 1953. 183 pages.

Describes the development of highway transportation in Colonial America and the United States during more than four centuries.

Rose, Mark H. Interstate: Express Highway Politics, 1939-1989. Rev. ed.
Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee Press, 1990. 192 pages. ISBN: 0870496719.

Describes the social and political patterns that led to the passage of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, the opening of the Highway Trust Fund to mass transit, and the problems of urban gridlock.

Schreiber, Hermann.The History of Roads: from Amber Route to Motorway. London: Barrie and Rockliff, 1961. 311 pages.

Schreiber, Hermann. Merchants, Pilgrims and Highwaymen: a History of Roads through the Ages. New York: Putnam, 1962. 236 pages.

Seely, Bruce E. Building the American Highway System: Engineers as Policy Makers. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Temple University Press, 1987. 315 pages. ISBN: 0877224722.

Examines the highway policy developed over the first half of the 20th century and traces the growth of public roads through the establishment of the interstate system.

St. Clair, Davis James. The Motorization of American Cities. New York: Praeger, 1986. 192 pages. ISBN: 0275921263.

Staccioli, Romolo Augusto. The Roads of the Romans. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003. 132 pages. ISBN: 0892367326.

TR News. The Interstate Achievement: Getting There and Beyond. Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board, 2006. 48 pages.

Special issue of TR News dealing with the history of the Interstate Highway System. Covers the planning and construction of the system, and speculates on future developments in road transportation in the United States.

United States. Bureau of Public Roads. Highways of History. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1939. 75 pages.

"The pictorial story of the improvement of transportation in colonial America and the United States during the past four centuries.” Reproduction of thirty-five dioramas prepared for the exhibit of the Bureau at the Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, 1939.

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Interstate Highway System: report (to accompany H. Con. Res. 372). Report, 109th Congress, 2d session, House of Representatives; 109-499. Washington, DC: U.S. GPO, 2006. 4 pages. Also available online from: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS71292. Electronic document accessed October 2007.

United States. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. America’s Highways 1776-1996: a History of the Federal Aid Program. Washington, DC: 1976. 553 pages.

Written in two parts. Part I covers the highway history from colonial times to the 1956 Federal-Aid Highway Act; part II includes information on the administration of the federal-aid program.

Wixom, Charles W. ARBA Pictorial History of Road Building. Washington, DC:
American Road Builders Association, 1975. 207 pages.

Illustrated work which also includes information on roads, road construction and road building equipment.

Yow, John. Are We There Yet?: Building America’s Transportation Infrastructure Network. Washington, DC: American Road & Transportation Builders Association, 2002. 175 pages. ISBN: 0972328106.

ARTICLES

“America the Beautiful: How Interstates Opened Access to Historic Sites and Scenic Destinations”. Transportation Builder. Volume 18, Number 4 (Summer 2006). Pages 58-62.

Banasiak, David. “Origins of the Interstates”. Roads and Bridges. Volume 34, Number 6 (1996). Pages 44-52.

Describes the interstate system as the culmination of years of transportation discoveries.

Banerjea, Amitava. “Roads in ancient and mediaeval India”. Indian Highways. Volume 20, Number 3 (March 1992). Pages 23-30.

Cabanatuan, Michael. “The Interstate Highway System at 50: America in Fast Lane with No Exit: Freeways Have Changed our Way of Life and Given Birth to New Industries”. San Francisco Chronicle. Volume 362 (June 17, 2006).

The social and economic impacts of the Interstates.

Campanella, Thomas J. “The Civilizing Road: American influence on the Development of Highways and Motoring in China”. Journal of Transport History. Volume 26, Number 1 (March 2005). Pages 78-98.

Consdorf, Arnie. “The Challenges Facing America's Interstate Highway System today: a New Vision is Needed for America's Transportation Network”. Transportation Builder. Volume 18, Number 3 (April 2006). Pages 24-27.

Consdorf, Arnie. “Economic Lifeline: the Interstates Helped Create the American Marketplace”. Transportation Builder. Volume 17, Number 9 (Nov-Dec. 2005). Pages 18-21.

Cron, Frederick W. “How America’s Roads got Their Numbers”. HMAT: Hot Mix Asphalt Technology. Volume 5, Number 1 (Summer 1990). Pages 17-19, 30.

Deakin, Elizabeth A. “The Social Impacts of the Interstate Highway System: what are the Repercussions?” TR News. Number 244 (May-June 2006). Pages 16-17.

Drago, Jim. “Out of the mud: California State Highway contract no. 1, awarded in 1912, started a road building program unmatched in the world”. Going Places (Sacramento, Calif.). (September/October 1987). Pages 8-15.

“Economic Lifetime: the Interstates Helped Create the American Marketplace”. Transportation Builder. Volume 18, Number 4 (Summer 2006). Pages 43-46.

“Extraordinary Public Servants & Their Leadership Role in Development of the Interstates”. Transportation builder. Volume 18, Number 4 (Summer 2006). Pages 53-54.

Goddard, Stephen B. “The Road to Now”. Transport at the millennium. Thousand Oaks. California: Sage Periodicals Press, 1997. Pages 30-41.

Gifford, Jonathan. “The Exceptional Interstate Highway System: will a new vision emerge?” TR News. Number 244 (May-June 2006). Pages 10-15.

Hasz-Singh, Helen. “The Danish Road Directorate is 50 years Old”. Nordic Road & Transport Research. Volume 11, Number 2 (1999). Pages. 7-9.

Kennedy, Wayne F. “Blatnik to now: a modern history of U.S. transportation legislation”. In Right of way, Volume 44, Number 1 (Jan./Feb. 1997). Pages 12-17, 34-35.

Klein, Daniel B. “Private Toll Roads in America: the First Time Around”. Access: Research at the University of California Transportation Center. Number 2 (spring 1993). Pages 16-21.

Lewis, Scott. “Since the 1956 Highway Bill, It's Been 50 Years on a Fast Track”. ENR. Volume 256, Number 2 (Jan. 16, 2006). Pages 31-32.

“Life is a highway: impacts of the interstates on the cultural & social fabric of America”. Transportation Builder. Volume 18, Number 4 (Summer 2006). Pages 64-67.

McCaffrey, Barry. “Ready in Crisis: the Intertwined History of America’s Roads and military”. Transportation Builder. Volume 17, Number 7 (Sept. 2005). Pages 17-18.

McCarthy, Joe. “The Lincoln Highway: Carl Fisher thought Americans should be able to drive across their country, but it took a decade and a world war to finish his road”. American Heritage. Volume 25, Number 4 (June 1974). Pages 32-37, 89.

McNichol, Dan. Dwight D. “Eisenhower: the Catalyst Who Changed America”. Transportation Builder. Volume 17, Number 6 (Summer 2005). Pages 8-13.

Describes and celebrates Eisenhower’s role in getting the Interstate Highway  System started.

“The National Road: Precursor to Today's Highways”. ITE journal. Volume 56, Number 7 (July 1986). Pages 15-16.

Oliver, David C. “Upon Shoulders of a Giant: Thomas MacDonald and the Federal-Aid Program”. Transportation Quarterly. Volume 43, Number 4 (Oct. 1989). Pages 477-494.

Overall, Roger. “The History of Transport. Part two, Roads to Rome and all that...”.  Global Transport.Number 2 (Summer 1995). Pages 78-81.

Peters, Mary. “The Now and Future Interstate System”. Better Roads. Volume 76, Number 5 (May 2006). Pages 52-55.

Pisarski, Alan E. “Vision, Inspiration and Perseverance: Concluding Thoughts”. TR News. Number 244 (May-June 2006). Pages 34-35.

Reid, Robert L.“Paving America from Coast to Coast”. Civil engineering. Volume 76, Number 6 (July 2006). Pages 37-43, 78-79.

The construction of the Interstate Highway System.

“Retroreflections and Future Directions”. TR News. Number 244 (May-June 2006). Pages 30-33.

A collection of short pieces in which various experts discuss the history and possible future of the Interstate Highway System.

Riley, Theresa. “McDonald's on the Move: Restaurant and Interstate Highway System Meet the Needs of a Newly Mobile Nation”. Transportation Builder. Volume 17, Number 9 (November/December 2005). Pages 22-23.

The Interstate Burger System.

Root, Norman. “A Century of "Good Roads": a Short History of the Development of California's Highway System”. Go-West. Volume 55, Number 2 (Mar. 1995). Pages 30-33.

Rose, Albert Chatellier. “Historic American Highways”. Smithsonian Institution. Annual report(1939). Pages 499-511.

Seely, Bruce E. “How the Interstates Came to Be”. TR News. Number 244 (May-June 2006). Pages 4-9.

Stevens, Larry S. “Mainstreet of America”. Right of Way. Volume 51, Number 6 (November/December 2004). Pages 40-46.

A history of Route 66.

Strachan, John D., with Arlene Horowitz. “By Far America's Greatest Unsung Achievement: the Lincoln Highway”. Transition. Volume 11 (Autumn 2003). Pages 18-21, 31.

Taylor, Brian D. “Why California Stopped Building Freeways”. Access: Research at the University of California Transportation Center. Number 3 (Fall 1993). Pages 29-35.

Underwood, Robin T. “200 Years of Roads in Australia”. Highways and Transportation. Volume 36, Number 3 (March 1989). Pages 9-17.

Weingroff, Richard F. “For the Common Good: the 85th anniversary of a historic partnership”. Public Roads. Volume 64, Number 5 (March/April 2001). Pages 30-45.

Describes the formation of Association of American State Highway Officials  and the negotiations towards the Federal Aid Road Act of 1916.

Weingroff, Richard F. “Essential to the National Interest”. Public Roads. Volume 69, Number 5 (March/April 2006). Pages 47-55.

Weingroff, Richard F. “The Genie in the Bottle: the Interstate System and Urban Problems, 1939-1957”. Public Roads. Volume 64, Number 2 (September/October 2000). Pages 2-15.

Weingroff, Richard F. “A Peaceful Campaign of Progress and Reform: the Federal Highway Administration at 100”. Public Roads. Volume 57, Number 2 (Autumn 1993). Pages 1-13.

Weingroff, Richard F. “The Year of the Interstate”. Public Roads. Volume 69, Number 4 (Janunary/February 2006). Pages 2-11.

Weisbrod, Glen. “Industries on the Interstates: What is the Best Location?” TR News. Number 244 (May-June 2006). Pages 18-19.

Wilkins, Will. “They Modernized America: 50 Years Ago, America Launched an Infrastructure Project that Would Change Everything about the Country”. Better Roads. Volume 76, Number 5 (May 2006). Pages 26-33.

How the construction of the Interstate Highway System began.

Yago, John. “Ike, ARTBA & the Interstates: Building a Better America!” Transportation Builder. Volume 17, Number 8 (October 2005). Pages 12-17.

Describes the role of President Eisenhower and the American Road & Transportation Builders Association in the planning of the Interstate Highway System.

 

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

2006--the Year of the Interstate: Celebrating 50 years of Public Safety and Economic Progress. Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation. Library. Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/library/history/50/index.htm

AARoads. Andrew Field, Jeremy Lance and Alex Nitzman. Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.aaroads.com

Comprehensive site that covers all aspects of U.S. highways.

AASHTO: the Voice of Transportation. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.transportation.org

The website of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

America’s Byways: National Scenic Byways Online. Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.byways.org

To find the most interesting scenic routes for a road trip, this site is the one. Roads are ranked by criteria including archaeological, cultural, historic, natural, scenic, and recreational qualities. Side trips are suggested, with lots of other travel information, and links to related sites. The site is managed by the National Scenic Byways Online project at Utah State University with sponsorship from the U.S. Federal Highway Administration and manage.

American Highway Project. American Highway Project Corporation. Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.highwayproject.org

Through photography and oral history interviews, this project plans to preserve and document the disappearing road culture of America. Includes a gallery of photographs featuring roadside landmarks such as motels, gas stations, theaters, and other oddities found along our highways. A collection of links leads to old billboards, highways, diners, tourist attractions, drive-in theaters, road maps, and other gems of the American road.

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.artba.org

ARTBA is a national federation of private firms, public agencies and associations with a primary goal of advocating strong federal investment in transportation infrastructure. ARTBA promotes market development of safe efficient transportation systems. This site gives information about the Association, its organization, services and work. Services available include a detailed calendar of events, an Online Buyers' Guide (full text), and other publications, such as the Transportation Construction Industry Product Catalog which can be downloaded in PDF format. Other publications are available online to members only.

Andy’s Highway Kickoff Page. Andrew Field. Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.aaroads.com/kick-off/highway.html

A directory of websites that deal with all aspects of highway history, science and lore.

California Highway Conditions. California. Dept. of Transportation. Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo

Current information on California road conditions, including construction, closures, and restrictions. Searchable by highway number.

California Highway Routes. David Stanek. Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.geocities.com/dstanek.geo/cahwys/cahwys.html

Webmaster David Stanek describes this as “the unofficial site for information on California State Highway routes.” Describes in detail the routing of California's highways.

California Highways. Daniel P. Faigin. Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.cahighways.org

"These pages provide information on every state numbered route that was ever
defined in California. This includes the route's current definition, as well as historical information and all known names." Not only that, but the site defines and gives history on the various types of roads, charts highway number changes, and provides a chronology of the growth of the highway system. There's a separate page for El Camino Real, "The King's Road." The State Highways section has statistics for the state and for each county.

California Traffic Signs. Brian Smith. Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.caltrafficsigns.com/

California's old road signs. Tells how the Automobile Club of Southern California and the California State Automobile Association provided traffic signs before the State took over the responsibility.

Celebrating 50 years: the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System. United States. Federal Highway Administration. Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/interstate/homepage.cfm

Federal-Aid Highway Toll Facilities. United States. Federal Highway Administration. Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/programadmin/tollfac.html

Highway Route Markers. James Lin. Electronic resource accessed October 2007:
http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu:80/~jlin/signs

Highway sign graphics from the U.S.A., Canada and around the world.

Historic California U.S. Highways. Casey Cooper. Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://gbcnet.com/ushighways

Famous highways that traverse California or terminate there.  Routes 66 and 9 are covered, plus pictures and text for many other lesser known Federal roads, from US6 to 466. With a history of the system, a highway glossary, and annotated links to related websites.

Historical Highways of Central and Southern California. Michael Ballard. Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.scvresources.com/highways

Detailed information about the roads and highways in the Santa Clarita area north of Los Angeles. Contains detailed virtual tours of US 99 and US 6 in this area and also the history of other local roads, and some historic maps.

International Road Federation. Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.irfnet.org

The International Road Federation is a non-profit, non-political service organization that seeks to encourage better road and transportation systems worldwide. It offers assistance in the application of technology and management practices that will produce maximum economic and social return from national road investments.

The Interstate is 50: Linking the Power of the Past to the Promise of the Future. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://interstate50th.org

Kurumi’s Humble House of Roadsdom. Scott Oglesbly. Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.kurumi.com/roads/index.html

Every road has a story behind it, and chances are you'll find one here that's close to home.” Includes a comprehensive Connecticut Highways page, a listing of every three digit Interstate ("3di"), and a field guide to interchanges.  But who is Kurumi?

The Lincoln Highway: an Introduction to America’s First Transcontinental Road for the Automobile. James Lin. Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~jlin/lincoln
 
Matthew Salek Highway. Matthew Salek. Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.mesalek.com/colo

“A guide to the past, present and future of highways in [Colorado] the Centennial State.”

National Transportation Library. United States. Department of Transportation.  Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://ntl.bts.gov  

Charged with improving the availability of transportation-related information needed by Federal, state, and local decision-makers, the National Transportation Library's (NTL) mission is to increase timely access to the information that supports transportation policy, research, operations, and technology transfer activities. The NTL was established in 1998 through the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics, part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, administers the National Transportation Library in cooperation with its federal, state, and local partners.

Road Construction. Rand McNally and Company. Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.randmcnally.com/rmc/tools/roadConstructionSearch.jsp

Provides up-to-date information on road construction projects in the USA and Canada. Designed for travelers planning routes. Not about highway engineering per se.

Roadtrip America. Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.roadtripamerica.com

State Transportation Web Sites. United States. Federal Highway Administration. Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/webstate.htm

List of the websites of all U.S. state departments of transportation.

Surface Transportation Policy Project (STPP). Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.transact.org

The STPP is an independent organization that endeavors “to ensure safer communities and smarter transportation choices that enhance the economy, improve public health, promote social equity, and protect the environment.” The site contains a large collection of reports on the social, economic and environmental impact of highway design and construction.

Traffic Stuff. Richard C. Moeur. Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.richardcmoeur.com

The author of this site works for Arizona Dept. of Transportation. The main section of the site is a Manual of Traffic Signs. There are several other pages with subjects ranging from bicycling in Arizona to Historic Route 66 signing, and extensive links to other road related sites.

TRL: Creating the Future of Transport. TRL (Transport Research Laboratory). Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.trl.co.uk

TRL is an independent UK organization for research in surface transportation, working with the public, private and independent sectors in the UK and world-wide. The site provides catalogs of the organization’s research and technical reports.

United States. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov

The website of the FHWA provides a vast, if ill-organized,  repository of information on highway research and administration in the United States.

USroads.com. TranSafety, Inc. Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.usroads.com

TranSafety, Inc. is anindependent source for publications and information on road transportation and safety. The site offers full text archives of the Road Management and Engineering Journal and the Road Injury Prevention and Litigation Journal, and an archive of full-text articles. There are also links to transportation and travel-related Web sites.

VTI (Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute). Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://www.vti.se/default____2782.aspx;

VTI is an independent Swedish research institute. The site provides access to research reports and electronic journals in transportation, road construction and the environmental impact of transportation projects in Sweden. The site seems to have achieved stability after an extended period of mutation and constant redesign. VTI also manages Transguide (http://www.transguide.org), a collection of databases covering transportation research in the Nordic regions.

ZZYZX Interstate Highway List. Electronic resource accessed February 2007: http://www.ihoz.com/interstates.html

Hard to tell who is responsible for this site, which is a section of an offbeat general knowledge website. A subsidiary section at http://www.ihoz.com/ilist.htm provides a searchable list of U.S. Interstate Highways, with numbers of miles covered, connecting routes, major cities crossed, and, in some cases, a history.



Basic References: Highway Administration

Compiled by John Gallwey
Institute of Transportation Studies
University of California, Berkeleyr


PRINT SOURCES

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. The Changing State DOT. Washington, DC: The Association, 1998. 95 pages.

Focuses on changes in state Departments of Transportation, including their mission and roles, new relationships between government and private sector bodies, and changes in program and project delivery approaches.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Guide for
Contracting, Selecting, and Managing Consultants in Preconstruction Engineering.
Washington, DC: The Association, 1996. 96 pages.

Provides information useful in establishing consultant programs, organizing and training staff, selecting consultants, and developing consultant contracts.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Reference Book of Member Department Personnel and Committees. Washington, DC: The Association. Annual.

Roster of member highway and transportation departments and personnel, as well as AASHTO officers, committees, and annual meetings.

American Road & Transportation Builders Association. Focusing the Federal Role in Highways & Mass Transit: Maximizing Resources to Meet the Nation's Surface Transportation Capital Needs: Recommendations of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association for the Reauthorization of the Federal Surface Transportation Programs. Washington, DC: The Association, 1995. 23 pages.

Block, Walter. The Privatization of Roads and Highways: Human and Economic Factors. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2006. 304 pages. ISBN: 0773458417.

Argues for the privatization of highway administration in the interests of traffic safety.

Dearing, Charles L. American Highway Policy. New York, New York: Arno Press, 1978. 286 pages. ISBN: 0405104863.

Originally published in 1942, details the history of American roads and includes information on government policy, management, and finance.

Dilger, Robert Jay. American transportation policy. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 2003. 191 pages.  ISBN: 0275978532.

Deals with the history, current state and possible future directions of transportation policy in the U.S.

Eno Transportation Foundation. The Federal Role in Surface Transportation:
a Report of a Public Policy Forum.
Washington, DC: The Foundation, 2003. 43 pages. ISBN: 097181757X.

Summarizes the forum discussion on what the federal role should be in surface
transportation.

Giglio, Joseph M. Mobility: America’s transportation mess and how to fix it.  Washington, DC: Hudson Institute, 2005. 301 pages. ISBN: 1558131493.

Godfrey, Kneeland A. Partnering in Design and Construction. New York, New York:
McGraw-Hill, 1996. 305 pages. ISBN: 0070240388.

Featuring real-life case histories, describes how partnering works.

Grenzeback, Lance. 2010 and Beyond: a Vision of America's Transportation Future.  Noblesville, Indiana: Hudson Institute, 2004. ISBN: 1558131442.

Hecker, JayEtta Z. Transportation infrastructure cost and oversight issues on major highway and bridge projects. Washington, DC: U.S. General Accounting Office, 2002.  31 pages. Also available from: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d02702t.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

Hecker, JayEtta Z. Federal-aid highways: Cost and Oversight of Major Highway and
Bridge Projects: Issues and Options. Washington, DC: U.S. General Accounting Office, 2003. 14 pages. Also available from: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d03764t.pdf;  Accessed October 2007.

Jahren, Charles T. and Mark O. Federle. Implementation of Quality Improvement for
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Article explains how the quality improvement process was started, how it operates, and examines why it continues.

Marriott, Paul Daniel. Saving Historic Roads: Design & Policy Guidelines. New York,
New York: Wiley & Sons, 1998. 240 pages. ISBN: 0471197629.

Examines the issues surrounding historic roads and offers design and policy. Guidelines for adapting contemporary engineering practices and transportation laws to these resources.

Pinkston, Elizabeth. Innovative Financing of Highways: an Analysis of Proposals.
Washington, DC: Congressional Budget Office, 1998. 76 pages. ISBN: 0160494133.

Reviews several approaches to augment traditional sources of funding and analyzes changes in rules governing federal aid, state infrastructure banks, federal credit assistance, and private-sector financing of roads.

Rose, Mark H. Interstate: Express Highway Politics, 1939-1989. Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee Press, 1990. Rev. ed. 192 pages. ISBN: 0870496719.

Describes the social and political factors that led up to implementation of the interstate system.

Roth, Gabriel. Liberating the Roads: Reforming U.S. Highway Policy. Washington, DC: Cato Institute, 2005. 19 pages. Also available from: http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa538.pdf ; Accessed October 2007.

Argues that management of highways be transferred from the federal government to the states, and that a variety of  market-based policies be adopted to provide finance for road construction and maintenance.

“An act to authorize funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs, and for other purposes (Brief title: Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century).” (PL 105-178, 9 June, 1998). United States Statues at Large 112 (1998).  Also available at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/tea21/pl105178.pdf; accessed October 2007.

Authorizes the federal surface transportation programs for highways, highway safety, and transit for the 6-year period 1998-2003.

Seely, Bruce Edsall. Building the American Highway System: Engineers as Policy Makers. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1987. 315 pages. ISBN: 0877224722.

Transportation Research Board. Consultants for DOT Preconstruction Engineering
Work. Washington, DC: The Board, 1999. 116 pages. (NCHRP Synthesis of Highway
Practice no. 277).

Identifies DOT practice regarding the use of consultants for all phases of preconstruction engineering.

Transportation Research Board. Control of Conflicts of Interest in Highway
Construction Contract Administration. Washington, DC: The Board, 1979. 56 pages.
(NCHRP Research Results Digest no. 109)

Deals with legal questions surrounding conflicts of interest involving public officials.

Transportation Research Board. Customer-Based Quality in Transportation.
Washington, DC: The Board, 1995. 56 pages. (NCHRP Report no. 376).

Examines customer-based quality practices of state DOTs.

Transportation Research Board. Federalism and the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991. Washington, DC: The Board, 1995. 23 pages. (NCHRP Legal Research Digest no. 32).

Describes the federal-state relationship, how federalism has changed over the
years, and how federalism and ISTEA affect state highway programs.

Transportation Research Board. Freedom of Information Act, Federal Data Collections and Disclosure Statutes Applicable to Highway Projects and the Discovery Process.  Washington, DC: The Board, 1995. 28 pages. (NCHRP Legal Research Digest no. 33).

Examines how state DOTs react to document disclosure demands when litigation or claims are potential or pending.

Transportation Research Board. The Future Highway Transportation System and
Society. Washington, DC: The Board, 1997. 183 pages.

Provides specific research recommendations designed to develop a better
understanding of the societal, economic, and institutional factors that affect, and are affected by, the nation’s highway transportation system.

Transportation Research Board. Information Needs to Support State and Local
Transportation Decision Making into the 21st Century. Washington, DC: The Board.
1997. 70 pages. (Conference Proceedings no. 14)

Conference helped to identify data needed to improve state and local transportation decision making in the future and the impact of technological advances on data collection and dissemination.

Transportation Research Board. Measuring State Transportation Program Performance.  Washington, DC: The Board, 1993. 95 pages. (NCHRP Report no. 357).

Defines performance measures and indicators to assist state DOTs in evaluating and improving the operational performance of their agencies.

Transportation Research Board. Outsourcing of State Highway Facilities and Services.
Washington, DC: The Board, 1997. 69 pages. (NCHRP Synthesis of Highway Practice no. 246).

Discusses outsourcing to contractors or consultants of state DOT work previously performed by state staff.

Transportation Research Board. Performance Measurement in State Departments of
Transportation. Washington, DC: The Board, 1997. 69 pages. (NCHRP Synthesis of
Highway Practice no. 238).

Identifies performance measures used by state DOTs, focusing on what is  measured and how it is measured.

Transportation Research Board. Recruiting and Retaining Individuals in State Transportation Agencies. Washington, DC: The Board, 2003. 59 pages. (NCHRP Synthesis of Highway Practice no. 323). Also available from: http://trb.org/publications/nchrp/nchrp_syn_323.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

Describes various strategies for hiring and retaining employees, and identifies  practices with the best potential for success in state DOTs.

Transportation Research Board. Selected Studies in Transportation Law. Volume 1, Construction Contract Law. Washington, DC: The Board, 2004. 409 pages.  Also available on CD-ROM.

Transportation Research Board. State Departments of Transportation: Strategies for
Change. Washington, DC: The Board, 1995. 133 pages.

Presents general principles for state DOTs to deal effectively with change,with options for developing strategies, actions, and measures of success to more capably respond to change.

Transportation Research Board. State DOT Outsourcing and Private-Sector Utilization.  Washington, DC: The Board, 2003. 42 pages. NCHRP Synthesis of Highway Practice no. 313). Also available from: http://trb.org/publications/nchrp/nchrp_syn_313.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

United States. Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991. Provides funding for highways, highway safety, and mass transit for six years
(1992-1997).

United States. Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users. 2005.

United States. Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century.
Authorizes the federal surface transportation programs for highways, highway safety, and transit for the 6-year period 1998-2003.

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United States. Department. of Transportation.  Report to Congress on Public-Private Partnerships.  Washington, D.C.: The Dept., 2004.  182 pages.  Also available from: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/reports/pppdec2004; Accessed October 2007.

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Recommendations to improve the model’s approximation of  future lifetime benefits of highway improvements and FHWA’s disclosure of some of the uncertainties associated with the model’s estimates in its report to the Congress.

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United States. Government Accountability Office. Federal-Aid Highways: FHWA Needs a Comprehensive Approach to Improving Project Oversight: Report to the Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives. Washington, DC: The Office, 2005. 50 pages.  Also available from: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d05173.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

United States. Government Printing Office. Compilation of Selected Surface Transportation Laws. Washington, DC: The Office, 2003. 2 vols.

United States. Federal Highway Administration. America’s Highways 1776-1976: A History of the Federal-Aid Program. Washington, DC: The Administration, 1977. 553 pages.

Includes information on the administration of the federal-aid program.

“Transportation.” Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations. 2006 edition. Annual. Also available from USGPO: http://www.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/cfrassemble.cgi?title=200649; accessed October 2007.  

Covers current regulations governing the Federal Highway Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

United States. Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration. Federal Register. Washington, DC: The Office. Daily. Also available from: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html; Accessed March 2006.

Covers rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

Eno Transportation Foundation. The Federal Role in Surface Transportation: a Report of a Public Policy Forum. Lansdowne, Virginia: The Foundation, 2003. 43 pages. ISBN: 097181757X.

Warne, Thomas R. Partnering for Success. New York, New York: ASCE Press, 1994. 86 pages.

Offers engineers, contractors, and subcontractors proven partnering skills and techniques needed to succeed in the construction industry.

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memorandum of understanding, 2001.
Olympia, Washington: Washington State Dept. of Transportation, Engineering Publications, 2001.  7 pages.

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Explains the asset management concept, importance, and benefits.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. United States General Service Administration. Electronic resource accessed October 2007: http://12.46.245.173/cfda/cfda.html

Contains financial and non-financial assistance programs administered by departments of the federal government, including the U.S. Dept. of Transportation and its various agencies. Published online since 2003.

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“The Federal-Aid Policy Guide (FAPG) is an official Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) directive that contains the current policies, regulations, and nonregulatory procedural guidance information related to the FHWA's Federal-aid Highway Program.”

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Sets long-term program, policy, and management goals.

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Gives full information on SAFETEA-LU, including the full text of the Act.

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The TRB’s website, providing access to many of its publications.

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Information on the Committee and its deliberations.

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The FHWA main website.


Basic References: Highway Economics

Compiled by Betty Ambler
Connecticut Dept. of Transportation Library

Print Sources

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Transportation and the Economy. Washington, DC: The Association, 1998. 27 pages.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and National Governors' Association. Transportation: Driving a Thriving Economy. Washington, DC: The Association, [1997?]. 10 pages.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials with the Federal Highway Administration. 21st Century Asset Management. Washington DC: The Association, 1998. 20 pages.

American Petroleum Institute. The Funding of Roads in the United States: How the Taxes and Fees Collected from Motorists Are Spent. Washington DC: The Institute, 1997. 80 pages.

Boyer, Kenneth Duncan. Principles of Transportation Economics. Reading, Massachussetts: Addison-Wesley, 1998. 416 pages. ISBN: 0321011031.

Gomez-Ibanez, Jose A., William B. Tye, and Clifford Winston. Essays in Transportation Economics and Policy: a Handbook in Honor of John R. Meyer. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 1999.  600 pages. ISBN: 0815731825.

An authoritative work covering all modes of transportation in relation to economics.

Greene, David L., Donald W. Jones, and Mark a. Delucchi. The Full Costs and Benefits of Transportation: Contributions to Theory, Method and Measurement. New York: Springer, 1997. 406 pages. ISBN: 3540631232.

McDonald, Edmond L. d'Ouville, and Louie Nan Liu. Transportation Research, Economics and Policy. Boston: Kluwer Academic, 1999. 238 pages.

Oum, Tae Hoon, et al. Transport Economics: Selected Readings. Amsterdam: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1997. 691 pages.

Polak, Jacob B., and Arnold Heertje. Analytical Transport economics: An International Perspective. Northhampton, Massachussetts: Edward Elgar Pub., 2001.

Roth, Gabriel. Roads in a Market Economy. Hants, England: Avebury, 1996. 272 pages.

Transportation Research Board. International Perspectives on Road Pricing: report of the committee for the International Symposium on Road Pricing, November 19-22, 2003, Key Biscayne, Florida. (Conference Proceedings 34). Washington DC: National Academy, 2005. 98 pages. Also available online: http://trb.org/publications/conf/cp34roadpricing.pdf 

Transportation Research Board. Transportation Finance, Pricing, and Economics.  Transportation Research Record no. 1732. Washington DC: National Academy Press, 2000. 107 pages. 

Transportation Research Board. Transportation Land use and Smart Growth.  Transportation Research Record no.1722. Washington DC: National Academy Press, 2000. 79 pages. 

Transportation Research Board. Current practices for Assessing Economic Development Impacts from Transportation Investments. National Cooperative Highway Research Program Synthesis 290. Washington DC: National Academy Press, 2000. 75 pages.  

Transportation Research Board. Information Requirements for Transportation Economic Analysis. Washington DC: National Academy Press, 2000. 153 pages.  (Conference Proceedings 21).

Transportation Research Board. Assessing the Economic Impact of Transportation Projects: How to Choose the Appropriate Technique for Your Project. Transportation Research Circular no. 477. Washington DC: National Academy Press, 1997. 28 pages. 

Transportation Research Board. Transportation Finance for the 21st Century. (Conference Proceedings 15).Washington DC: National Academy Press, 1997. 201 pages. 

Transportation Research Board. Macroeconomic Analysis of the Linkages Between Transportation Investments and Economic Performance. (National Cooperative Highway Research Program Report 389). Washington DC: National Academy Press, 1997. 83 pages.  

United States. Government Accountability Office. Highlights of an expert panel the benefits and costs of highway and transit investments. Washington DC: The Office, 2005. 100 pages. Also available from: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d05423sp.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

United States. Government Accountability Office. Highway and transit investments options for improving information on Projects' benefits and costs and increasing accountability for results: report to congressional committees. Washington DC: The Office, 2005. 92 pages. Also available from: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d05172.pdf;   Accessed October 2007.

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

Maryland. Department of Transportation. Economic Impact Evaluation of the State Highway Administration in Maryland. Electronic document accessed October 2007: http://www.sha.state.md.us/shaservices/trafficreports/economy.pdf

National Transportation Library. Economics and Finance. Web page accessed October 2007: http://ntl.bts.gov/category.cfm?cat=11

United States. Department of Transportation. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. White House Economic Statistics Briefing Room - Transportation. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.bts.gov/publications/white_house_economic_statistics_briefing_room/

United States. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. Highway Economic Requirements System-State Version (HERS-ST). Electronic document accessed October 2007: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/crt/marketready/hers_st.pdf


Basic References: Highway Engineering

Compiled by John Gallwey
Institute of Transportation Studies
University of California, Berkeley

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. AASHTO LRFD
Bridge Construction Specifications. Washington, DC: AASHTO, 2004. 2nd ed.
Various pagings. ISBN: 1560512644.

Companion to the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications; in SI (metric) units.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. AASHTO LRFD
Bridge Design Specifications. Washington, DC: AASHTO, 2004. 3rd ed. Various pagings. ISBN: 1560512504.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. AASHTO
Maintenance Manual: the Maintenance and Management of Roadways and Bridges. Washington, DC: AASHTO, 1999. Various pagings. ISBN: 1560511354.

Updates information previously published in AASHTO’s 1987 Maintenance Manual, 1987 Manual for Bridge Maintenance, and 1980 Guide for Bridge Maintenance Manual.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Bridge Welding Code (ANSI/AASHTO/AWS D1.5-96). Washington, DC: The Association, 1996. 230 pages.

Prepared jointly by AASHTO and the American Welding Society and approved by the American National Standards Institute. Contains requirements for welding structural steel highway bridges, in SI (metric) units. Updated by interim revisions.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. 2005 Interim Revisions to the Bridge Welding Code: AASHTO/AWS-- D1.5M/D1.5: 2002. Washington, DC: AASHTO, 2005. Various pagings.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Celebrate the Interstate 1956-2006: State-by-State 52-Week Calendar Planner. Washington, DC: AASHTO, 2006. [109] pages. ISBN: 1560513365.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Guide for achieving flexibility in highway design. Washington, DC: The Association, 2004. 117 pages.

Encourages flexible thinking in highway design. Shows how highway engineers can recognize the many choices and options available for achieving the best solution for a particular situation or context.  Emphasizes that flexible design can be integrated into the existing transportation culture.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Guide for the
Development of Bicycle Facilities. Washington, DC: AASHTO, 1999. 3rd ed. 78 pages. Also available at: http://www.communitymobility.org/pdf/aashto.pdf. Accessed October 2007.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Guide Specifications for Design and Construction of Segmental Concrete Bridges, 1999. Washington, DC: The Association, 1999. 2nd ed. 78 pages. ISBN: 1560511036.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Guide Specifications for Highway Construction. Washington, DC: AASHTO, 1998. 8th ed. 306 pages + 1 CD-ROM. ISBN: 1560510900.

Updates the 1992 edition with SI (metric) units; structures section has been added. CD-ROM holds entire document.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. AASHTO Guide Specifications for Horizontally Curved Steel Girder Highway Bridges, 2003: with Design Examples for I-girder and Box-girder Bridges. Washington, DC: AASHTO, 2003. 392 pages. ISBN: 1560511656.

Previous ed.: Guide specifications for horizontally curved highway bridges, 1993.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Guide Specifications for Seismic Isolation Design. Washington, DC: AASHTO, 2000. 2nd ed. and 2000 Interim. 80 pages.

Covers specifications for the seismic isolation design of highway bridges. Supplements the Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Manual for
Condition Evaluation of Bridges. Washington, DC: AASHTO, 2000. 2nd ed. 136 pages. ISBN: 1560511362.

Replaces the 1994 edition and its 1998 interim revisions. Provides uniformity in the procedures and policies for determining the physical condition, maintenance needs, and load capacity of highway bridges.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Manual on
Subsurface Investigations, 1988. Washington, DC: AASHTO, 1988. 410 pages.

Detailed coverage of the many aspects of conducting subsurface investigations for transportation facilities.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. A Policy on Design Standards: Interstate System. Washington, DC: AASHTO, 2005. 6 pages. ISBN: 1560512911.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Standard
Specifications for Highway Bridges. Washington, DC: AASHTO, 2002. 17th ed. 1 vol. ISBN: 1560511710.

Updated with a new edition every few years, with interim specifications published
annually.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Standard
Specifications for Movable Bridges. Washington, DC: AASHTO, 1988. 75 pages.

To be used in conjunction with the Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Standard
Specifications for Transportation Materials and Methods of Sampling and Testing.
Washington, DC: AASHTO, 2006. 26th ed. 4 vol. (4316 pages). ISBN: 1560513446.

“The Materials Book and AASHTO Provisional Standards are now sold as a set. The 26th Edition Materials Book contains 415 materials specifications and test methods commonly used in the construction of highway facilities. The specifications have been developed and maintained by transportation departments through participation in AASHTO's Subcommittee on Materials. In addition, pertinent ASTM specifications approved by member states are included. The book edition is organized in two volumes, Materials and Testing and each volume has been separated into two books. AASHTO Provisional Standards includes an additional 41 provisional standards.” (From the AASHTO website).

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Highway Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures AASHTO LRFD Movable Highway Bridge Design Specifications. Washington, DC: AASHTO, 2000. 1st ed. Various pagings. ISBN: 1560511524.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Highway Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures. AASHTO LRFD Movable Highway Bridge Design Specifications. Washington, DC: AASHTO, 2002. 2002 interim revisions.  Various pagings. ISBN: 1560511753.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Joint Task Force on Pavements. AASHTO Guide for Design of Pavement Structures, 1993. Washington, DC: AASHTO, 1993. 600 pages in various pagings. ISBN: 1560510552.

Replaces Volume 1 of the 1986 basic design guide. The 1993 Guide is supplemented by the Supplement to the AASHTO Guide for Design for Structures, Part II, Rigid Pavement Design and Rigid Pavement Joint Design, (1998, 74 pages). This supplement includes alternative design procedures to use in place of or in conjunction with the 1993 Guide.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures. Guide Specifications for Aluminum Highway Bridges. Washington, DC: The Association, 1991. 94 pages.

Updated with interim guidelines.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures. Guide Specifications for Bridge Railings, 1989. Washington, DC: AASHTO, 1989. 49 pages.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures. Guide Specifications for Strength Evaluation of Existing Steel and Concrete Bridges, 1989. Washington, DC: AASHTO, 1989. 23 pages.

Methods for rating existing steel and concrete bridges.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures. Ad Hoc Task Force on Sound Barriers. Guide Specifications for Structural Design of Sound Barriers, 1989. Washington, DC: AASHTO, 1989. 46 pages.

Design criteria for the preparation of plans and specifications for sound barriers. Updated by 1992 Interim and 2002 Interim supplements.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Task Force on Geometric Design. A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets: 2004.  5th ed. Washington, DC: AASHTO, 2004. 896 pages. ISBN: 1560512636.

Design of local streets and roads, collector roads, rural and urban arterials, freeways, interchanges and intersections. Also referred to as the “AASHTO Green Book”.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Task Force on Hydrology and Hydraulics. Highway Drainage Guidelines. Washington, DC: AASHTO, 1999. Metric ed. 800 pages.

Contains Volumes I-XIII and the recently issued Volume XIV.  This edition is a metric conversion of the 1992 edition and contains new volumes XI, XII, XIII, and XIV.

American Concrete Institute. ACI Manual of Concrete Practice. Farmington Hill, Mich.: The Institute, 2005. 6 vols.

Revised annually. Also available on CD-ROM and online by subscription from the ACI website (www.concrete.org).

American Concrete Institute. Committee 318. Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete: (ACI 318-02)  and commentary (ACI 318R-02)). Farmington Hills, Mich.: The Institute, 2002. 445 pages. ISBN: 0870310658.

American Institute of Steel Construction. Load & Resistance Factor Design: Manual of
Steel Construction. Chicago, Ill: The Institute, 2001. 3rd ed. 1 vol. (various pagings + 1 CD-ROM). ISBN: 1564240517.

Title on CD-ROM: Shapes database.  CD contains U.S. customary & metric units, versions 3.1 and 3.1H

American Society of Testing and Materials. Road and Paving Materials; Vehicle-Pavement Systems. Philadelphia, Pa.: The Society, 2007. 1384 pages. ISBN (13 digits): 978-0-8031-4328-9.

Volume 04.03 of the Annual Book of ASTM Standards: Section 4, Construction. Revised annually.  Also available on CD-ROM and online by subscription from the ASTM website (www.astm.org).

Atkinson, Ken (ed.) Highway Maintenance Handbook. London, Eng.: Thomas Telford, 1997. 2nd ed. 562 pages. ISBN: 0727725319.

Barker, Richard M., and Jay A. Puckett. Design of Highway Bridges: an LRFD Approach. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2007. 2nd ed. 1009 pages. ISBN: 0471697583.

Introduction to the theory and principles of highway bridge design, including engineering basics for the design of short and medium span bridges.

Brewer, Jim, et al.  Geometric Design Practices for European Roads. Alexandria, Va.:  Federal Highway Administration, Office of International Programs, 2001. 60 pages.  Also available from: http://international.fhwa.dot.gov/pdfs/geometric_design.pdf;  Accessed October 2007.

European procedures for using context sensitive design highway planning.

Brockenbrough, R. L. and Kenneth J. Boedecker (eds.). Highway Engineering Handbook: Building and Rehabilitating the Infrastructure. New York, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, 2003. 2nd ed. Various pagings. ISBN: 007140080X.

Comprehensive reference on all aspects of highway design, construction, repair, and rehabilitation.

Brown, Robert Wade. Practical Foundation Engineering Handbook. New York, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill. 2001. 2nd ed. Various pagings.ISBN: 0071351396.

Covers soil mechanics and foundation design, behavior, or repair.

Chen, Genda, Huimin Hu, Eric R. Bothe. Metallic dampers for seismic design and retrofit of bridges. Jefferson City, Mo.: Missouri Dept. of Transportation, Research, Development and Technology [2001]. 131 leaves.

Chen, Wai-Fah, and Lian Duan (eds.) Bridge Engineering Handbook. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, 2000. Various pagings. Also available online from CRC Press, by subscription, at http://www.engnetbase.com; Accessed October 2007.

Covers all facets of planning, design, inspection, construction, history and aesthetics.

Chen, Wai-Fah (ed.) Handbook of Structural Engineering. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, 1997. Various pagings. Also available online from CRC Press, by subscription, at http://www.engnetbase.com; Accessed October 2007.

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute. CRSI Design Handbook: Based Upon the 1999 ACI Building Code. Schaumberg, Ill.: The Institute, 2002. 9th ed. Various pagings.

Prepared under the direction of the CRSI Engineering Practice Committee by the Committee on Design Aids.

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute. Manual of Standard Practice. Schaumberg, Ill.: The Institute, 2001. 27th ed. Various pagings.

Croney, Paul and David Croney. Design and Performance of Road Pavements. New York, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, 1998. 3rd ed. 508 pages. ISBN: 0070144516.

Gaylord, Edwin H., Charles N. Gaylord and James E. Stallmeyer. Structural Engineering Handbook. New York, NY: Wiley, 1997. 4th ed. Various pagings. ISBN: 0070237247.

Basic handbook for the highway design practitioner.

Gimsing, Niels J. Cable Supported Bridges: Concept and Design. New York, N.Y.: Wiley, 1997. 2nd ed. 471 pages. ISBN: 0471969397.

Gonzalez, Pamela (ed.). Mn/DOT Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Interstate Highway System. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota DOT Library, 2006. Various pagings.

“A compilation of articles regarding the planning and building of the Interstate Highway System in Minnesota selected from the following Mn/DOT publications: Minnesota Highways, DOT Scene, Mn/DOT Express, July 1952 - December 1992.”

Hamill, L. Bridge Hydraulics. London, Eng.: E & F.N. Spon, 1999. 367 pages. ISBN: 0419205705.

Hoffman, Edward S., David P. Gustafson and Albert Gouwens. Structural Design Guide to the ACI Building Code. Boston: Kluwer Academic, 1998. 4th ed. 466 pages. ISBN: 0412129817.

Contracts and specifications for reinforced concrete.

Huang, Yang H. Pavement Analysis and Design. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2004. 2nd ed. 775 pages + 1 CD-ROM.  ISBN: 0131424734.

Textbook covering structural analysis and design of highway pavements.

Institute of Transportation Engineers. Traffic Engineering Council Committee TENC 5A-5. Design and Safety of Pedestrian Facilities: a Recommended Practice. Washington, DC: The Institute, 1998. 119 pages. ISBN: 0935403175.

Lay, M. G. Handbook of Road Technology. New York, N.Y.: Gordon and Breach Science, 1998. 3rd ed. 2 vols. ISBN: 9056991590.

Research based on Australian practice and expanded for the international audience. Volume 1, Planning Pavements; Volume 2, Traffic and Transport.

Merritt, Frederick S., Jonathan T. Ricketts, M. Kent Loftin (eds.). Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2004. 5th ed. Various pagings. ISBN: 0071364730.

Comprehensive book of civil engineering principles and techniques. While the fourth edition was also available on CD-ROM, this new edition appears to be in print only.

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. PCI Design Handbook: Precast and Prestressed Concrete. Chicago, Ill: The Institute, 2004. 6th ed. Various pagings

Based on the latest ACI building code. Includes load tables, product information, and information on the design of components and connections.

Priestly, M.J.N., F. Seible and G. M. Calvi. Seismic Design and Retrofit of Bridges. New York, N.Y.: Wiley, 1996. 686 pages. ISBN: 047157998X.

Ross, Steven and Kenneth B. Woods. Highway Design Reference Guide. New York, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, 1989. Rev. ed. Various pagings. ISBN: 0070539243.

Basic reference text focusing on highway engineering including soil mechanics, foundations, materials, maintenance, landscaping and traffic engineering.

Taly, Narendra. Design of Modern Highway Bridges. New York, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, 1998. 1352 pages. ISBN: 0070629978.

Tonias, Demetrios E. and Jim J. Zhao. Bridge Engineering. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2007. 2nd ed. 488 pages. ISBN: 0071459030.

United States. Department of Agriculture. Forest Service. Earth and Aggregate Surfacing Design Guide for Low Volume Roads. Washington, D.C.: The Service, 1996. 302 pages.

United States. Department of Agriculture. Forest Service. Timber Bridges: Design, Construction, Inspection, and Maintenance. Washington, D.C.: The Service, 1992. Various pagings. Also available online from: http://www.fs.fed.us/na/wit/WITPages/timberbridgespub.html; Accessed October 2007.

United States. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. Current Planning Guidelines and Design Standards Being Used by State and Local Agencies for Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities. Washington, D.C.: The Administration, 1992. 98 pages.

Part of the National Bicycle and Walking Study, Case Study no. 24. Defines state-of-the-art practices that can be used as a model by communities for the successful development of these facilities.

United States. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. Flexibility in Highway Design. Washington, D.C.: The Administration, 1997. 193 pages.  Also available online from:  http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ENVIRONMENT/flex/;   Accessed October 2007.

Incorporates aesthetic, scenic, historic, cultural, and physical characteristics of a community into the highway design process.

United States. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. Local Low Volume Roads and Streets. Washington, D.C.: The Administration, 1992. 156 pages.

Basic easy-to-use reference source for local governments, not a standard. Prepared by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Highway Division.

United States. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. Materials and Procedures for Rapid Repair of Joint Seals in Portland Cement Concrete Pavements: Manual of Practice. Washington, D.C.: The Administration, 2001. 112 pages.  Also available online from: http://www.tfhrc.gov/pavement/ltpp/pdf/99146.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

Updated version of the 1993 Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) Manual of Practice. Covers sealants and resealing methods, availability and cost of sealant materials and the planning, designing, constructing and monitoring of joint resealing projects.

United States. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. Materials and Procedures for Rapid Repair of Partial-Depth Spalls in Concrete Pavements: Manual of Practice. Washington, D.C.: The Administration, 2001. 135 pages.  Also available online from: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/pub_details.cfm?id=137; Accessed October 2007.

Updated version of the 1993 SHRP Manual of Practice. Covers repair materials and methods, availability and cost of repair materials and the planning, designing, constructing and monitoring of spall repair projects.

United States. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. Materials and Procedures for Rapid Repair of Potholes in Asphalt-Surfaced Pavements: Manual of Practice. Washington, D.C.: The Administration, 2000. 73 pages. Also available online from: http://www.tfhrc.gov/pavement/ltpp/pdf/99168.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

Updated version of the 1993 SHRP Manual of Practice containing information on the performance characteristics of repair materials and methods, and the planning, designing, constructing and monitoring of pothole repair projects.

United States. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. Materials and Procedures for Sealing and Filling Cracks in Asphalt-Surfaced Pavements: Manual of Practice. Washington, D.C.: The Administration, 2000. 94 pages. Also available online from: http://www.tfhrc.gov/pavement/ltpp/pdf/99147a.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

Updated version of the 1993 SHRP Manual of Practice. Covers performance of treatment materials and methods, availability and costs of materials and the planning, designing, constructing and monitoring of crack treatment projects.

United States. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. Standard Specifications for Construction of Roads and Bridges on Federal Highway Projects: FP-96 English Units. Washington, D.C.: The Administration, [2001]. 813 pages.  Also available online from:  http://www.wfl.fhwa.dot.gov/design/specs/fp96.htm ; Accessed October 2007.

Issued primarily for use in construction of roads and bridges on highway projects under FHWA administration.

Walther, Rene et al. Cable Stayed Bridges. London, Eng.: Thomas Telford, 1999. 2nd ed. 225 pages. ISBN: 0727727737.

Examines all aspects of the design of cable-stayed bridges.

Wang, Chu-Kia with Charles G. Salmon, José A. Pincheira. Reinforced Concrete Design. New York: Wiley, 2007. 7th ed. 948 pages. ISBN: 0471262862.

Wignall, Arthur. Roadwork: Theory and Practice. Oxford, Eng.: Butterworth Heinemann, 1999. 4th ed. 309 pages. ISBN: 0750639644.

Basic text providing the basic theory of road construction. Intended for actual road workers.

Wright, P. H. with Karen Dixon. Highway Engineering. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2004. 7th  ed. 677 pages. ISBN: 047126461X.

 

ARTICLES

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Describes technological developments in highway engineering during the construction of the Interstate Highway System.

Garlick, Ann Terrill. “Making it across”. Roads and Bridges. Volume 39, Number 6 (June 2001). Pages 47-49.

Hoel, Lester A. “The engineering of the Interstate Highway System: a 50-year retrospective of advances and contributions”. In TR News, No. 244 (May-June 2006). Pages 22-26.

Kuennen, Tom. “How Interstate Design has Evolved since 1956”. Better Roads. Volume 76, Number 5 (May 2006). Pages 34-50.

Kulash, Damien J. “Roads and loads”. Transportation Quarterly. Volume 50, Number 4 (Anniversary Issue, 1996). Pages 55-66.

Leisch, Joel P. “Freeway and interchange design: a historical perspective”. In Transportation Research Record. No. 1385 (1993). Pages 60-68.

McReynolds, Richard L. “Paving the way with research and innovation: the Kansas Interstate example”. In TR News, No. 244 (May-June 2006). Pages 27-29.

“Machines for a Big Job: How the Equipment Industry Met the Interstate Challenge”. Transportation Builder. Volume 18, Number 4 (Summer 2006). Pages 71-75.

Meyer, Michael D. “Research is the Foundation: Reflections on the Past and Future of the Interstate Highway System”. TR News. Number 243 (March/April 2006). Pages 17-18.

Singh, D.V. with Y.R. Phull. “Road Planning and Construction in Ancient India”. In Indian highways Volume 20, Number 1 (Jan. 1992). Pages 5-8.

Pielert, James H. with Peter A. Spellerberg. “AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory: Thirty Years of Service to the Transportation Community”. TR News, Volume 183, (March/April 1996). Pages 22-28. Also available from: http://fire.nist.gov/bfrlpubs/build96/PDF/b96037.pdf; accessed October 2007.  

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ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

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The Advanced Highway Maintenance and Construction Technology Center (AHMCT), which is jointly managed by the University of California, Davis and the California Dept. of Transportation, investigates the application of advanced automation and robotics to highway maintenance and construction. The site includes a searchable list of technical reports and article abstracts.

Asphalt Institute. Asphalt Institute. Electronic Resource accessed October 2007: http://www.asphaltinstitute.org

Information about the Asphalt Institute and its work. The Institute develops educational materials to help ensure the proper use of asphalt and conducts courses and seminars on various asphalt subjects, and a schedule is available. A FAQ section provides information on the questions that arise most often in the use of asphalt, and details of areas of current research are given. The site also features papers giving environmental information on the use of asphalt. Some sections of the site are open to members only.

Belgian Road Research Centre. Electronic Resource accessed October 2007: http://www.brrc.be

The Belgian Road Research Centre works in highway design, construction and maintenance, as well as road safety and environmental issues. The site gives information on current research, the Centre’s publications, and links to sites of related interest.

Bundesanstalt für Strassenwesen (BASt). Electronic Resource accessed October 2007: Http://www.bast.de

German governmental research organization providing multi disciplinary support for civil engineering and environmental engineering. The website, also available in an English version, contains a searchable database of the organization’s technical and research reports.

Centro de Estudios y Experimentacion de Obras Publicas (CEDEX). Electronic Resource accessed October 2007: http://www.cedex.es

Spanish research organization founded in 1957. Provides multi disciplinary support for civil engineering and environmental engineering projects. The Website is available in an English version and contains a searchable database of CEDEX technical and research reports.

Construction Market Research. Construction Aggregates and Materials. Electronic Resource accessed October 2007: http://www.aggregatemarket.com/aggregates.htm

Information on all types of aggregate materials.

European Asphalt Pavement Association (EAPA). Electronic Resource accessed October 2007: http://www.eapa.org

EAPA, based in the Netherlands, is the industry association representing European manufacturers of bituminous mixtures and companies engaged in asphalt road construction and maintenance. The site provides information about asphalt, with statistics, and a list of publications.

Institute of Transportation Engineers. ITE: Institute of Transportation Engineers. Electronic Resource accessed October 2007: http://www.ite.org

Information on the Institute and its activities. Membership is needed in order to access the site’s full contents. Articles in the ITE Journal are “free” to subsrcibers.

ITS America. Electronic Resource accessed October 2007: http://www.itsa.org

Website of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, providing information on the Society itself, and the developments in ITS research and applications. The site’s “library” section provides an array of informational brochures and documents. Full access to the site’s contents requires membership.

International Slurry Surfacing Association. Electronic Resource accessed October 2007: http://www.slurry.org

Information about slurry and microsurfacing, its history, purpose, uses, types and application is available. Also provides information about the International Slurry Surfacing Association, its organization and publications, and the full text of the monthly ISSA Report.

International Society for Asphalt Pavements. Electronic Resource accessed October 2007: http://www.asphalt.org

ISAP is a volunteer organization of professionals and experts which aims to promote asphalt pavement technology exchange on a worldwide basis, often in cooperation with other organizations sharing mutual interests. This site includes information about the Society, its membership and activities. Indexes to papers presented at the International Conferences on Asphalt Pavements are available, together with details of forthcoming events and news items.

Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées. LCPC. Electronic Resource accessed October 2007: http://www.lcpc.fr/index2.dml

French government organization performing research for France’s state and local authorities in civil engineering, transport, and environmental engineering. The site, available in French and English, provides a searchable database of the organization’s research and reports.

National Academy of Engineering. Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century: Highways. Washington, D.C.: The Academy. Electronic Resource accessed October 2007: http://www.greatachievements.org/?id=2959

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The National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT), created through an agreement between the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) Education Foundation and Auburn University, aims to assist the Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) industry in the U.S. This site gives details of the Center's activities in the areas of research and education. Includes a list of research publications and research-in-progress.

National Center for Bicycling and Walking. Bethesda, Md.: The Center. Electronic Resource accessed October 2007: http://www.bikewalk.org/

The National Center for Bicycling & Walking (NCBW) is the major program of the Bicycle Federation of America, Inc. (BFA), a national, nonprofit corporation established in 1977. Its mission is to create bicycle-friendly and walkable communities.

Road Information Program. The Interstate Highway System in Michigan: Saving Lives, Time, and money: a Report on the Condition, Impact, Use and Future Needs of Michigan's Interstate Highway System. Washington, D.C.: TRIP, 2006. 24 pages. Electonic document accessed September 2006: http://www.tripnet.org/MichiganInterstateReport062706.pdf

Skorseth, Ken and Ali. A. Selim. Gravel roads: maintenance and design manual. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Federal Highway Administration, 2000. Electronic Resource accessed October 2007: http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/gravelroads/gravelroads.pdf. Also available on CD-ROM.

Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center.  Electronic Resource accessed October 2007: http://www.tfhrc.gov

The home of the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Research, Development, and Technology, the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center is a federal research facility in Virginia, USA.  The Center provides FHWA and the world highway community with advanced research and development related to new highway technologies. The website includes a library of publications and research materials as well as full-text periodicals, including Focus (which promotes Strategic Highway Research Program products and other highway technologies); Public Roads; and Transporter (for the latest information on the Federal Highway Administration’s research.)

United States. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). Electronic Resource accessed October 2007: http://www.ltapt2.org

Describes the work of the Local Technical Assistance Program, a FHWA program that helps to supply innovative road maintenance technology to local, rural and tribal authorities.


Basic References: Highway Environment

Compiled by Susan Haake and Shubhangi Kelekar
California Dept. of Transportation Library

PRINT SOURCES

Amekudzi, Aand M. Meyer. Consideration of Environmental factors in Transportation Systems Planning. Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board, 2005. NCHRP Report 541. 108 pages. ISBN: 0309088399. Also available from: http://trb.org/publications/nchrp/nchrp_rpt_541.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

Describes the transportation planning process and discusses where and how environmental factors can be addressed effectively at the state and metropolitan levels.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Washington, DC: The Association.

Although not recently updated, these AASHTO publications are considered “classics” and continue to be cited in the transportation literature:

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. A Design Guide for Wildlife Protection and Conservation for Transportation Facilities. Washington, DC: The Association. 1976. 51 pages.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Guide for Snow and Ice Control. Washington, DC: The Association. 1999. 256 pages. ISBN: 156051101X.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. A Guide for Transportation Landscape and Environmental Design. Washington, DC: The Association. 1991. 163 pages. ISBN: 1560510090.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. A Guide on Evaluation and Abatement of Traffic Noise. Washington, DC: The Association. 1993. 40 pages. ISBN: 1560510625.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Guide to Wetland Mitigation Issues for Transportation Designers. Washington, DC: The Association. 1996. 80 pages. ISBN: 1560510420.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Best Practices in Environmental Partnering: Raising the Bar. Washington, DC: The Association, 2001. 58 pages.

Features the winners of AASHTO’s 1999 “Best Environmental Practices Competition.” Highlights eight outstanding examples where cooperation between state DOTs and other partners has produced substantial transportation benefits and sound environmental protection.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. The Road Beckons: Best Practices for Byways. Washington, DC: The Association, 2001. 80 pages.

Highlights the winners of the 2001 Outstanding Scenic Byways Project Awards; the competition was sponsored by AASHTO in cooperation with FHWA and the America Byways Resource Center in acknowledgement of the valuable contributions of the National Scenic Byways Program ten years after its authorization. Beautifully illustrated with photographs.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Taking the High Road: The Environmental and Social Contributions of America’s Highway Programs.  Washington, DC: The Association, 2003. 99 pages. Also available from: http://downloads.transportation.org/highroad/HighRoad-Full.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

Published by AASHTO’s Center for Environmental Excellence, this report colorfully showcases transportation projects that have successfully improved wetlands/water quality, protected and preserved wildlife, created effective sound barriers, and restored roadsides with planted wildflowers/native vegetation.

Bank, Fred G., et al. Wildlife Habitat Connectivity Across European Highways.  Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration, Office of International Programs, 2002. FHWA-PL-02-0011. 48 pages. Also available from: http://www.international.fhwa.dot.gov/Pdfs/wildlife%5Fweb.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

Examines the efforts of Slovenia, Switzerland, Germany, France and the Netherlands to reduce the negative impacts on habitat and wildlife resources as a result of transportation improvement projects. Recommends U.S. applications such as conducting connectivity studies.  Includes a roster of European contacts.

Barnum, Sarah A. Identifying the Best Locations along Highways to Provide Safe Crossing Opportunities for Wildlife: A Handbook for Highway Planners and Designers.  Denver, Colorado: Department of Transportation, Research Branch, 2003. CDOT-DTD-UCD-2003-9. 60 pages. Also available from: http://www.dot.state.co.us/publications/PDFFiles/wildllifecrossing.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

Describes highway and landscape variables that planners and designers should consider when choosing the best locations for mitigation that helps medium- and large-sized mammals cross highways safely.

Best Practices Public Participation Reference. Sacramento, California: Department of Transportation; prepared by Jones & Stokes Association, 2005. 1 vol. + 3 CD-ROMs.  Also available from: http://onramp.dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/offices/ocp/Final_BMP_Full.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

Commissioned by Caltrans, this primer provides planners and project managers with useful outreach strategies, tools and techniques to actively engage and collaborate with the general public in the transportation planning process. Includes many tips and examples on facilitating meetings, encouraging input, etc. Extensive appendices with sample brochures, community surveys, etc.

Brewer, Jim, et al. Geometric Design Practices for European Roads. Washington, DC:  Federal Highway Administration, 2001. FHWA-PL-01-026. 45 pages. Also available from: http://permanent.access.gpo.gov/lps20656/Geometric_Design.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

Review of European procedures and practices for integrating context sensitive design (CSD) considerations into roadway geometric design.

Cairns, Shannon, Jessica Greig, and Martin Wachs. Environmental Justice and Transportation: A Citizen’s Handbook. Berkeley, California: Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California at Berkeley, 2003. 23 pages. ISBN 0-9673039-9-0.  Also available from: http://www.its.berkeley.edu/research/ejhandbook/ejlinks.html; Accessed October 2007.

Introduces the general public to the goals, legal history and definition of environmental justice, and encourages community members and concerned citizens to get involved in transportation decision-making. Describes how transportation projects and plans are evaluated, and the roles of local, state and federal transportation agencies in the planning process.

Crocker, Malcolm, ed. Handbook of Acoustics. New York, New York: Wiley, 1998.  1488 pages. ISBN: 047125293X.

Offers concise coverage of the science and engineering of acoustics and vibration. Experts from around the world contributed to chapters on underwater sound, the effects and control of noise, aeroacoustics and atmospheric sound, ultrasonics and physical aspects of sound, etc.  

Cylinder, Paul D., et al. Wetlands, Streams, and Other Waters: Regulation, Conservation, Mitigation Planning. Point Arena, California: Solano Press Books, 2004. 2nd ed. 418 pages. ISBN: 092395676X.

Written by technical and legal experts, this desktop reference describes processes required and options available to comply with federal regulation of wetlands, streams, and other waters throughout the United States. Exhaustively dissects Section 404 of the Clean Water Act & Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act. Introduces other related federal laws, and comprehensively summarizes regulations in all 50 states. Includes glossary.

Daniels, Tom, and Katherine Daniels. The Environmental Planning Handbook: For Sustainable Communities and Regions. Chicago, Ill: Planners Press, American Planning Association, 2003. 524 pages. ISBN: 188482966X.

Clarifies complex environmental issues, examines current sustainability efforts, and offers step-by-step guidance for local governments to incorporate sustainable environmental quality into local and regional comprehensive planning.

Environment Canada. Selected Publications and Websites, 2003-2004. Ottawa: The Organization, 2003. 144 pages. ISBN: 0662303482.

Highlights more than 600 publications and web sites on broad subjects ranging from wildlife and atmosphere to specialized disciplines such as aquatic toxicology.  Aimed at a broad audience from environmentalists to businesses looking for ways to prevent pollution and develop/transfer green technologies.

Evink, Gary L. Interaction Between Roadways and Wildlife Ecology. Washington, DC:  Transportation Research Board, 2002. NCHRP Synthesis 305. 78 pages. Also available from: http://trb.org/publications/nchrp/nchrp_syn_305.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

Ecologist and consultant Gary L. Evink summarizes existing information, including survey results of state DOT practices, regarding the development, operation and maintenance of roadways and the effects on wildlife and ecological systems. Extensive bibliography and glossary.

Forkenbrock, David J. with Jason Sheeley. Effective Methods for Environmental Justice Assessment. Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board, 2004. NCHRP Report 532. 366 pages. Also available from http://gulliver.trb.org/publications/nchrp/nchrp%5Frpt%5F532.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

Comprehensive guidebook designed to enhance understanding and incorporation of environmental justice into all elements of the transportation planning process. Offers practitioners an analytical framework to make assessments of a proposed transportation project’s impacts on affected populations and communities. Chapters cover air quality, hazardous materials exposure and transport, water quality and drainage, safety, noise, land prices and property values, etc.

Forman, Richard T. T. Road Ecology: Science and Solutions. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2002. 481 pages. ISBN: 1559639326.

Presents state-of-the science road ecology principles, covering topics such as the foundations of road ecology, vegetation and roadsides, wildlife populations and mitigation, aquatic ecosystems, road networks and landscape fragmentation, and wind, noise and atmospheric impacts.  Designed for anyone involved with transportation, including practitioners, planners, and ecologists.

Gottemoeller, Frederick. Bridgescape: The Art of Designing Bridges. Hoboken, NJ:  Wiley, 2004. 2nd ed. 316 pages. ISBN: 0471267732.

Definitive source of information for engineers, architects, and designers on all aspects of designing aesthetically pleasing bridges. Chapters cover aesthetic quality and structural performance, ten determinants of appearance and explanatory guidelines, and design of highway, pedestrian, movable, and railroad bridges. Illustrated with photographs and drawings of bridges in the U.S.;  includes case studies.

Grant, Stanley B., et al. A Review of the Contaminants and Toxicity Associated with Particles in Stormwater Runoff. Sacramento, California: Department of Transportation, Division of Environmental Analysis; California Storm Water Management Program, 2003. 2 vols. CTSW-RT-03-059.73.15. Also available from: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/env/stormwater/special/newsetup/_pdfs/monitoring/CTSW-RT-03-059.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

This 2-volume set focuses on the relationships between particle size, pollutant levels, and toxicity in roadway runoff.  It critically examines existing methods and measurements of toxicity, heavy metals, organic pollutants and particle size distributions.  The Appendix to Accompany the Review… (volume 2) is a  state-of-the-art literature review and bibliography of 249 annotated citations relating to efforts to control and mitigate stormwater pollution.

Hester, Ronald E., and Roy M. Harrison, eds. Transport and the Environment.  Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2004. 160 pages. ISBN: 0854042954.

International contributors discuss the impacts of transportation on the environment such as air pollution and the relationship to public health, the contamination of the atmosphere and surface waters by road vehicle emissions, and the possible consequences of using hydrogen fuel.

Institute of Transportation Engineers. Smart Growth Transportation Guidelines: An ITE Proposed Recommended Practice. Washington, DC: Institute of Transportation Engineers, 2003. 79 pages. ISBN: 0935403736.

Addresses all aspects of smart growth related to transportation,  provides guidance on types of transportation systems that are supportive and efficient, reviews land-use development trends, discusses land use/transportation relationship, examines the role of transportation systems, explores urban-form factors that affect land uses, and concludes with a set of guidelines for implementing smart growth.

Knapp, Keith K., et al. Deer-Vehicle Crash Countermeasure Toolbox: A Decision and Choice Resource. Madison, Wisconsin: Department of Transportation, 2004. DVCIC-02.  234 pages. Also available from: http://www.deercrash.com/toolbox/finalreport.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

A unique document that summarizes the current state-of-the-knowledge related to deer-vehicle crash reduction and the effectiveness of 16 potential countermeasures; created by the Deer-Vehicle Crash Information Clearinghouse.

Liu, Feng. Environmental Justice Analysis: Theories, Methods, and Practice. Boca Raton, Florida: Lewis Publishers, 2001. 367 pages. ISBN: 1566704030.

Comprehensive and analytical treatment of theories and methods for analyzing and assessing environmental justice and equity issues. Covers wide range of policy areas such as air pollution, solid and hazardous waste management facilities, Superfund sites, land use, and transportation.  Demonstrates how cutting-edge technologies and methods such as the Internet, GIS, and modeling tools can contribute to better equity analysis and policy evaluations.

McCuen, Richard H., Peggy A. Johnson, and Robert M. Ragan. Highway Hydrology.  Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration, National Highway Institute, 2002.  2nd ed. FHWA- NHI-02-001. 424 pages. Also available from http://isddc.dot.gov/OLPFiles/FHWA/010979.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

Discusses physical processes of the hydrologic cycle important to highway engineers. Presents common storage and channel routing techniques related to highway drainage hydrologic analyses, and methods used in planning and design of stormwater management facilities. Second edition includes new sections on wetland hydrology and snowmelt hydrology, an expanded section on arid lands hydrology, etc.

Marble, Anne D. with Xavier Riva. Guidelines for Selecting Compensatory Wetlands Mitigation Options. Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board, 2002. NCHRP Report 482. 47 pages. Also available from: http://trb.org/publications/nchrp/nchrp_rpt_482.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

Presents guidance on the most appropriate compensatory strategies to mitigate the effects of transportation projects on wetland habitats. Discusses advantages and disadvantages of various approaches and presents guidelines to select mitigation options for greatest chance of success. Uses case studies from various state DOTs and outlines steps necessary to develop a wetland banking program.

Mitchell, Gayle F., and Christopher Hunt. Using Wetlands for Storm Water Management: Final Report. Athens, Ohio: Ohio Research Institute of Transportation, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Ohio University, 2000. FHWA/OH-2000/020. 1 vol.

This research investigated the capacity of a wetland to mitigate pollutants, particularly metals, in highway runoff.  Analysis of storm water runoff from two wetlands in Ohio indicated reduction in concentration of heavy metals like zinc, iron, lead, nickel and copper. 

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development [OECD]. Can Cars Come Clean? Strategies for Low Emission Vehicles. Paris, France: The Organisation, 2004.  208 pages. ISBN: 926410495X.

Drawing on experience, research results and responses to a survey of 18 OECD countries, this report assesses the impact of vehicle emissions on the environment, and promotes the purchase of environmentally friendly, low-emission vehicles.  Describes alternative fuel vehicles such as electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles.  Intended for policy makers worldwide, economists and the general public.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development [OECD]. Environmental Impact Assessment of Roads. Paris, France: The Organisation, 1994. 186 pages. ISBN:  9264140824.

From an international perspective, reviews traditional environmental impact assessment methods and procedures.  Although the legislative information may be dated, still serves as a basic primer on assessment and evaluation processes, and liberally uses flow charts and diagrams to illustrate key points.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development [OECD]. OECD Guidelines Towards Environmentally Sustainable Transport. Paris, France: The Organisation, 2002.  53 pages. ISBN: 9264199128.

Endorsed by the Environment Ministers of OECD member countries, these policy, planning and implementation guidelines address environmental aspects associated with transportation and sustainable development.  Several other related publications include Policy Instruments for Achieving Environmentally Sustainable Transport, 2002, 171 p.; and Communicating Environmentally Sustainable Transport:  The Role of Soft Measures, 2004, 181 p.

Richardson, E.V., D.B. Simons, and P.F. Lagasse. River Engineering for Highway Encroachments: Highways in the River Environment. Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration, National Highway Institute, 2001. FHWA NHI 01-004. 646 pages.

First published in 1975, and revised in 1990, this has proven to be a singularly authoritative document for the design of highway associated hydraulic structures in moveable boundary waterways. Incorporates many technical advances that have been made in this discipline since 1990 and provides detailed guidance on stream instability, scour and appropriate countermeasures. Also, describes hydraulic problems at stream crossings in detail and hydraulic principles of rigid and moveable boundary channels.

Rowland, Erik Robert, Rollin H. Hotchkiss, and Michael E. Barber. Modeling Hydrology for Design of Fish Passage. Olympia, Washington: Washington State Dept. of Transportation, Research Office, 2002. WA-RD 545.1. 1 vol.

Research study initiated because an estimated 2,400 to 4,000 hydraulic structures such as culverts in Washington State were found to be barriers to fish passage. Presents a new model founded on two key concepts: a unique definition of fish passage design flow, and an area-based approach for estimating this flow at ungaged streams in Eastern Washington.

Samanns, Edward. Mitigation of Ecological Impacts. National Cooperative Highway Research Program Synthesis of Highway Practice; no. 302. Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board, 2002. 100 pages. Also available from: http://trb.org/publications/nchrp/nchrp_syn_302.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

Provides an overview of current transportation agency practices, recent literature findings, and research regarding environmental impact mitigation measures, and monitoring and evaluating information for aquatic environments and related habitats, including wetlands, streams, and riparian corridors. Contains information culled from survey responses from 37 transportation agencies.

Sandberg, Ulf and Jerzy A. Ejsmont. Tyre/Road Noise Reference Book. Kisa, Sweden; Harg, Sweden: INFORMEX, 2002. 616 pages. ISBN: 9163126109.

Provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art information on virtually all aspects of tyre/road noise, including sources and generation mechanisms, noise reduction measures, low noise road surfaces, futuristic tyre/road surface design, human perception of road noise, etc.  Includes extensive bibliography of world literature on tire/tyre road/traffic noise.

Scenic America. Conserving Our Treasured Places: Managing Visual Quality on Scenic Byways. Washington, DC:  The Organization, 2005? 179 pages. Prepared for, and available from, America’s Byways Resource Center.

This visually appealing handbook is for all Byways groups that want to manage the visual quality of their corridors such as the intrinsic historic, cultural, natural, recreational, archaeological, and scenic elements. It focuses on balancing promotion with preservation, engaging key partners, conducting visual assessments of byways, and addressing scenic conservation issues and strategies. Extensive use of case studies and annotated bibliographies.

Transportation Research Board. Aesthetic Concrete Barrier Design. Washington, DC:  The Board, 2006. 71 pages. NCHRP Report 554. Also available from: http://www.trb.org/publications/nchrp/nchrp_rpt_554.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

Provides guidelines for the aesthetic treatment of concrete safety shape barriers which will be of particular interest to design and safety practitioners with responsibility for roadside improvements.

Transportation Research Board. Environmental Research Needs in Transportation. (Conference Proceedings no. 28). Washington, DC: The Board, 2002. 248 pages.    ISBN: 030907715X.  Also available from: http://trb.org/publications/conf/reports/cp_28.pdf; Accessed March 2006.

These Proceedings of the Transportation Environmental Research Needs (ERN) Conference include topics such as air quality, environmental justice, context-sensitive design, environmental streamlining and stewardship, land use and transportation, noise, sustainability, wetlands, ecosystems, etc.

Transportation Research Board. A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions. (National Cooperative Highway Research Program Report no. 480). Washington, DC: The Board, 2002. 138 pages + 1 CD-ROM. Also available from: http://gulliver.trb.org/publications/nchrp/nchrp_rpt_480.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

Demonstrates how state DOTs can incorporate context sensitivity principles into their transportation project development process. Covers effective decision making, encouraging public involvement, and achieving environmental sensitivity. Includes case studies; and a CD-ROM of example project documents.

Transportation Research Board. Predicting Air Quality Effects of Traffic-Flow Improvements: Final Report and User’s Guide. (National Cooperative Highway Research Program Report  no. 535). Washington, DC: The Board, 2005. Also available from: http://trb.org/publications/nchrp/nchrp%5Frpt%5F535.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

Identifies and investigates impacts on travel behavior and air quality of transportation projects that improve traffic flow such as HOV lanes, arterial widenings, added freeway lanes, ramp metering, park and ride lots, etc. Recommends a comprehensive methodology to predict these impacts and applies it to ten case studies.

Transportation Research Board.  Sixth International Symposium on Snow Removal and Ice Control Technology. Washington, D.C.:  The Board, 2004.  Transportation Research Circular no. E-CO63.  1 vol.  ISSN: 0097-8515.  Also available from http://trb.org/publications/circulars/ec063.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

Includes papers and presentations by maintenance managers, engineers, and researchers from Canada, Europe, U.K., U.S., etc. on topics such as winter weather, winter maintenance, environmental stewardship, winter pavement temperatures and road conditions, and large-volume snow control.

Transportation Research Board. Sustainability and Environmental Concerns in Transportation 2003:  Energy and Environment. (Transportation Research Record no. 1859). Washington, DC: The Board, 2003. 116 pages. ISBN: 0309085969.

Examines Florida’s efforts to implement more efficient transportation planning and environmental review, and includes the results of state investigations into the effectiveness of in situ noise barriers.

Transportation Research Board. Committee on Ecological Impacts of Road Density. Assessing and Managing the Ecological Impacts of Paved Roads. Washington, DC:  The Board. 2005. 294 pages. ISBN: 0309100887.

Examines all phases of road development from construction to vehicle travel to maintenance, and assesses the ecological impacts on plants, soil conditions, wildlife mortality and migration, and air and water quality.

Transportation Research Board. Subcommittee on Bridge Aesthetics. Bridge Aesthetics Around the World. Washington, DC: The Board, 1991. 276 pages. ISBN: 0309050723.

Still cited in bibliographies, this book is a comprehensive worldwide source of bridge aesthetics literature. It features an annotated bibliography containing references to more than 250 books, papers, and articles, spanning the early 1900s to the early 1990s.

United States. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. FHWA Highway Noise Barrier Design Handbook. Washington, DC: The Administration, 2000. Also available in microfiche; and online from: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/noise/manual.htm; Accessed October 2007.

State-of-the-art reference on how to design a highway noise barrier which fits its surroundings and performs its intended acoustical and structural functions, with a reasonable life-cycle cost. Covers design, materials, aesthetics, and installation techniques. Intended for professional highway engineers and acoustical designers and planners, as well as non-professional community members.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Mobility 2030: Meeting the Challenges to Sustainability. Conches-Geneva, Switzerland: World Business Council for Sustainable Development, 2004. 178 pages. ISBN: 2940240574.

Final report of the Council’s Sustainable Mobility Project (SMP), launched in 2000, reflecting the collective efforts of more than 200 experts from a broad set of 12 industrial (automotive) companies.  Elaborates on seven goals to improve the outlook for sustainable mobility worldwide: control and reduce vehicle emissions, improve road safety, reduce transport-related noise, mitigate congestion, provide mobility for the poorest community members, and preserve and enhance mobility opportunities for developed and developing-world countries.

Yamada, Alan. Scenic Byways: A Design Guide for Roadside Improvements. San Dimas, California: USDA Forest Service, San Dimas Technology and Development Center, 2002. 106 pages. FHWA-FLH-02-001. Also available from: http://www.fs.fed.us/eng/pubs/pdf/fhwa02001.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

Intended to assist planners, designers, and managers of scenic byways, this design guide shows examples of roadside improvements (including signs), outlines the planning process, and describes design principles. Although this book is focused on scenic byways that cross federal lands, these principles may be applied to any byway throughout America.

Zannetti, Paolo, ed. Air Quality Modeling: Theories, Methodologies, Computational Techniques, and Available Databases and Software. Pittsburgh, PA: Envirocomp; Air and Waste Management Association, 2003- .  2 vols.

This series provides environmental scientists, engineers, researchers and students with a source covering virtually all aspects of computer simulation of air pollution and related atmospheric phenomena. Volume I: Fundamentals (c. 2003) takes an in-depth look at the fundamentals of modeling, from a review of air pollution meteorology to a discussion of plume rise formulations to a review of Eulerian grid models. Volume II: Advanced Topics (c. 2005) addresses more advanced concepts such as Lagrangian particle models, receptor models, deposition phenomena, health risks, and air quality forecasting.

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

AASHTO Center for Environmental Excellence.  American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.  Website accessed October 2007: http://www.environment.transportation.org

Developed in cooperation with FHWA, the Center promotes environmental stewardship and streamlining of the transportation delivery process. Topics include air quality, context sensitive solutions, endangered species/ecosystems, land use/smart growth, waste/recycling, and water quality/wetlands; environmental management systems (EMS) products, guides and toolkits are also featured. Each topics includes overviews, best practices competitions, recent developments, reports, success stories, and links.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.  Model Drainage Manual [U.S. and SI Units]. Washington, DC: The Association, 2004. 3rd ed.  CD-ROM.

Supersedes all previous versions (1991 & 1999). Compiles generic design policies and state-of-the practice design procedures, including example problems, in order to provide a foundation on which any federal, state, or local agency can produce its own customized drainage policy and procedure manual. 

Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE). (North Carolina State University). Website accessed October 2007: http://itre.ncsu.edu/cte

The CTE conducts research, education and technology transfer that seeks to mitigate the impacts of surface transportation on the environment. Their WFT (Wildlife, Fisheries, and Transportation) Web Gateway provides access to best practices, policy issues, research, and a listserv. Also posted is the full-text of the proceedings of the biennial International Conference on Ecology and Transportation (ICOET), providing current research and best practices in areas of wildlife, fisheries, wetlands, water quality, overall ecosystems management.

Clean Air Online: Transportation. Environment Canada. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.ec.gc.ca/cleanair-airpur/Transportation-WS800CCAF9-1_En.htm

Part of Environment Canada’s Green Lane web site, Clean Air Online features a section on pollution sources, citing transportation as one of the largest sources of air pollution in Canada.  Topics covered include reducing emissions from vehicles (cars, trucks, recreational vehicles, buses), engines and fuels; and promoting sustainable transportation and improved land use planning.

Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) On-line Resource Center. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.contextsensitivesolutions.org/content/gen/homepage

Affiliated with Federal Highway Administration, the CSS On-line Resource Center is offers a wide array of resources such as an extensive list of hyperlinked publications, statistics, contacts, a discussion forum, etc. 

Context Sensitive Solutions National Website. U.S. Federal Highway Administration.  Website accessed October 2007:  http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/csd

The “Context Sensitive Design/Thinking Beyond the Pavement” web site features context sensitive design (CSD), a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach that encourages all stakeholders to develop transportation facilities that fit into the physical setting and preserve scenic, aesthetic, historic, and environmental resources.  CSD embraces the total context within which a transportation improvement project will exist. The website includes history, principles, implementation practices, publications and presentations of CSD; and updates on activities of the FHWA Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) Program.

Environment. U.S. Federal Highway Administration. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment

FHWA has excellent web sites covering all aspects of environmental and ecological issues such as air quality, environmental justice, citizen/public involvement, storm water, streamlining & stewardship, wetlands, and wildlife. Their sites typically include research reports, case studies, best practices, links, and regulations, policies and guidance.

Air Quality. U.S. Federal Highway Administration. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/aqupdate/index.htm

Critter Crossings: Linking Habitats and Reducing Roadkill. U.S. Federal Highway Administration. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/wildlifecrossings/index.htm

Environmental Justice. U.S. Federal Highway Administration. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/ej2.htm

Exemplary Ecosystem Initiatives. U.S. Federal Highway Administration. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/ecosystems/index.htm

Keeping It Simple: Easy Ways To Help Wildlife Along Roads. U.S. Federal Highway Administration. Website accessed October 2007:  http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/wildlifeprotection/index.cfm

Public Involvement. U.S. Federal Highway Administration. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/pubinv2.htm

Streamlining & Stewardship. U.S. Federal Highway Administration. Website accessed October 2007: http://environment.fhwa.dot.gov/strmlng/index.asp

Water Quality and Storm Water Runoff. U.S. Federal Highway Administration. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/h2o.htm

Wetlands. U.S. Federal Highway Administration. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/wetland/index.htm

Highway Traffic Noise. U.S. Federal Highway Administration. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/noise/index.htm

Includes newly published materials, as well as citations to the “classics,” on all aspects of highway traffic noise such as the prediction, measurement and mitigation of noise, fundamentals of acoustics, quiet pavement pilot programs, noise-compatible land use planning, noise barriers, etc. See also the companion web site, FHWA Traffic Noise Model, available from: http://www.trafficnoisemodel.org/main.html for technical support and guidance for using the FHWA Roadway Construction Noise Model (FHWA RCNM), software designed to predict noise from highway construction projects.

Monitoring, Analyzing, and Reporting on the Environmental Streamlining Pilot Projects.  Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board, 2005. (NCHRP Web-Only Document 79): 486 pages. Online document accessed October 2007: http://www.trb.org/publications/nchrp/nchrp_w79.pdf

Presents the results of the monitoring and assessment of ten projects selected in 1999 by a joint AASHTO, FHWA, and EPA pilot program for environmental streamlining.  Findings showed that most effective streamlining approaches stressed promoting early consultation between federal, state, and local government entities, used concurrent, rather than sequential, review of plans and projects, fostered stakeholder participation and worked to provide adequate levels of information, funding, and staff for environmental review.

Noise and Vibration Studies. California. Department of Transportation. Division of Environmental Analysis. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/env/noise/index.htm

Includes links to major Caltrans noise and vibration studies such as the Traffic Noise Analysis Protocol:  For New Highway Construction and Highway Reconstruction Projects, 1998; Technical Noise Supplement:  A Technical Supplement to the Traffic Noise Analysis Protocol, 1998; Transportation Related Earthborne Vibrations, 2002; and to other reports and technical advisories covering traffic noise impacts, tire pavement noise, noise prediction models, noise barrier design, noise abatement measures, and vehicle emission noise levels.  Also features a link to several on-line noise training modules for use by the public.

Road Ecology Center. University of California, Davis. Website accessed October 2007: http://johnmuir.ucdavis.edu/road_ecology

The UC Davis Road Ecology Center integrates ecological sciences, engineering, and social sciences to study the interactions between roads and the surrounding natural and human environment, and to develop sustainable transportation solutions that are environmentally and socially friendly. Web site includes links to papers and reports, and features a searchable annotated bibliography.

Road Weather Management Program. U.S. Federal Highway Administration. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/weather

Seeks to better understand the impacts of weather on roadways, and promote strategies and tools to mitigate those impacts.  Weather events include rain and flooding, snow and ice, low visibility (fog, dust, smoke, etc.), hurricanes and high winds.  Features Best Practices for Road Weather Management, covering case studies of systems and applications employed by traffic managers, emergency managers, and winter maintenance managers to improve roadway operations under inclement winter conditions.

Scenic Byways. U.S. Federal Highway Administration. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/scenguid.htm

Includes Scenic Byways policies and program guidance, as well as links to the National Scenic Byways Program; available from http://www.bywaysonline.org/; and to America’s Byways; available from http://www.byways.org/. Created in 1991, the National Scenic Byways Program helps recognize, preserve and enhance selected roads in the U.S. based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational and scenic qualities. America’s Byways is the umbrella term used to describe and market these 126 distinct and diverse roads (27 All-American Roads and 99 National Scenic Byways) throughout 44 states; their web site features an image library of downloadable photos of America’s Byways, as well as a link to ordering their colorful map.

Smart Communities Network: Creating Energy Smart Communities. National Center for Appropriate Technology.  (For the U.S. Dept. of Energy). Website accessed October 2007: http://www.smartcommunities.ncat.org

Committed to building a more sustainable future, NCAT promotes making smart and informed choices for improving and protecting the local environment, economy and quality of life.  Topics in sustainability cover transportation, land use planning, green development, rural issues, etc.  Each topic includes key principles, success stories, articles/publications, and models/codes that have helped communities implement sustainable development.

Storm Water. California. Department of Transportation. Division of Environmental Analysis. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/env/stormwater/index.htm 

The Caltrans statewide Storm Water Program is committed to preventing storm water pollution on highways and to integrating appropriate storm water control activities into ongoing business practices. The site features a statewide Storm Water Management Plan (SWMP), monitoring and best management practices (BMP) development, and guidance to implement storm water BMPs in the design, construction and maintenance of highway facilities. Hundreds of reports, bulletins, and ongoing studies cover topics such as storm water treatment and monitoring, pollutants and toxicity associated with highways and construction site runoff, soil stabilization and erosion control, etc.

Volpe Center Acoustics. U.S. Department of Transportation. John A.Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.volpe.dot.gov/acoustics

Involved in all aspects of transportation-related noise and vibration since its inception in 1970, the Center focuses on the measurement, evaluation and mitigation of aircraft and highway noise. As concern for environmental issues increases, attention will focus on future technologies such as high-speed civil transport (HSCT), high-speed rail, electric and solar-powered vehicles. Web site features a link to their bibliography of publications and papers (including software and videos) from 1971 to present that have been published by the Volpe Center Acoustics Facility.

Wildlife Crossings Toolkit. U.S. Forest Service. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.wildlifecrossings.info

Includes database of case histories of successful mitigation measures; and articles on wildlife mortality, connectivity, crossing structures, etc.


Basic References: Highway Research

Compiled by Qin Tang
Minnesota Dept. of Transportation Library


PRINT SOURCES

Transportation Research Board. The Federal Role in Highway Research and Technology. Washington, DC: The Board, 2001.146 pages. TRB Special Report 261). Also available from: http://trb.org/publications/sr/sr261.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

Examines the federal role in the nation's overall highway research and technology (R&T) effort. Its emphasis is on determining whether the focus and activities of the federal program are appropriate in light of the needs of the highway system and its stakeholders as well as the roles and activities of other national highway R&T programs.

Transportation Research Board. Highway Research: Current Programs and Future Directions. TRB Special Report 244.Washington, DC: The Board, 1994. 112 pages.

Describes the United States' highway industry and the major highway research and technology (R&T) programs. It then introduces a new framework for classifying highway R&T activities, maps the 1993 expenditures of the major public-sector programs on this framework, and presents suggestions and recommendations for the highway R&T program that reflect the Transportation Research Board's Research and Technology Coordinating Committee's vision of the needs of the highway transportation system for the next century.

Transportation Research Board. Inventory of Special Facilities for Highway Research. Transportation Research Circular 394. Washington, DC: The Board, 1992. 126 pages.

Identifies major and unique research, development and testing facilities in the US, both public and private, that can be utilized to support highway research efforts. It provides the basic foundation for federal, state and local agencies and private organizations to identify available resources that supplement in-house research facilities, and to identify needed facilities.

Transportation Research Board. Strategic Highway Research: Saving Lives, Reducing Congestion, Improving Quality of Life. TRB Special Report 260. Washington, DC: The Board, 2001. 204 pages. Also available from: http://trb.org/publications/sr/sr260.pdf;  Accessed October 2007.

Examines the goals, research agenda, administrative structure, and administrative needs for a new strategic highway research program. The establishment of a Future Strategic Highway Research Program (F-SHRP) was recommended. F-SHRP would comprise four research program areas: accelerating the renewal of America’s highways; making a significant improvement in highway safety; providing a highway system with reliable travel times; and providing highway capacity in support of the nation’s economic, environmental, and social goals.

Transportation Research Board. Transportation Knowledge Networks: A Management Strategy for the 21st Century. TRB Special Report no. 284. Washington, DC: The Board, 2006. 62 pages. Also available from: http://www.trb.org/publications/sr/sr284.pdf;  Accessed October 2007.

Examines how transportation information should be managed and provided.  It provides strategic advice to the federal government and the states regarding a sustainable administrative structure and funding mechanism for meeting the information service needs of the transportation sector. It identifies the core services that need to be provided, how those services should be provided, and funding options to support those services. 

Transportation Research Board. National Cooperative Highway Research Program.
Facilitating Partnerships in Transportation Research. NCHRP Synthesis 312. Washington, DC: The Board, 2003. 76 pages. Also available from: http://trb.org/publications/nchrp/nchrp_syn_312.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

Examines key factors facilitating transportation research partnerships, and presents approaches for producing synergies beneficial to research programs.

Transportation Research Board. National Cooperative Highway Research Program.
Facilitating the Implementation of Research Findings: A Summary Report. NCHRP Report no. 382. Washington, D.C.: The Board, 1996. 18 pages.

Identifies and evaluates the factors that influence the implementation of research findings and recommendations are made for strategies to facilitate the timely application of research results.

Transportation Research Board. National Cooperative Highway Research Program.
Guidebook to Highway Contracting for Innovation: The Role of Procurement and
Contracting Approaches in Facilitating the Implementation of Research Findings. NCHRP Report no. 428. Washington, DC: The Board, 1999. 46 pages.

Identifies strategies that encourage use of procurement and contracting approaches that will facilitate implementation of research findings.

Transportation Research Board. National Cooperative Highway Research Program.
Interim Planning for a Future Strategic Highway Research Program: Summary Report. NCHRP report no. 510. Washington, DC: The Board, 2003. 89 pages. Also available from: http://trb.org/publications/nchrp/nchrp%5Frpt%5F510.pdf; Accessed March 2006.

Summarizes the detailed research plans and administrative structure for F-SHRP.

Transportation Research Board. National Cooperative Highway Research Program. Seven Keys to Building a Robust Research Program. NCHRP Synthesis no. 280. Washington, DC: The Board, 1999. 64 pages. Also available from: http://trb.org/publications/nchrp/nchrp_syn_280.pdf; Accessed October 2007.

Identifies attributes necessary to build and maintain a robust research program and provides the keys to make the research program a vital part of organizations. Research programs must be perceived by top management as delivering an essential service.

Transportation Research Board. National Cooperative Highway Research Program.
Transportation Research Thesaurus and User’s Guide. NCHRP Report no. 450. Washington, DC: The Board, 2001. 60 pages.

Describes the Transportation Research Thesaurus, which is included as a CD-ROM. (The thesaurus searchable database is available at http://trt.trb.org). It also describes how the thesaurus should be used when developing index terms for a publication. The report is useful to indexers and other readers who are interested in a deeper understanding of the thesaurus.  

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American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Available from: http://www.transportation.org; Accessed October 2007.

As an association representing the US state highway and transportation departments, AASHTO plays the leadership role in assisting member state DOTs in the development of transportation standards and guidelines, identifying and advancing innovative practices, sharing best practices. Website includes hot topics, press releases, meetings and events, committees, programs and services, publications catalog, access to the AASHTO Journal that gives a weekly overview of transportation issues, and the AASHTO Regulatory Monitor that provides weekly updates on federal regulatory action related to transportation issues.  

American Public Works Association. Available from: http://www.apwa.net; Accessed October 2007.

An international educational and professional association of public agencies, private sector companies, and individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works goods and services. The Resource Center of APWA includes references to articles, training materials, and websites organized by subject area.

ARRB Group (Australian Road Research Board). Available from: http://www.arrb.com.au; Accessed October 2007.

ARRB Group is Australian’s leading provider of research, consulting and technology addressing transport problems. ARRB Group conducts road and transport research, provides consulting services, and designs and manufactures innovative products to solve road, traffic and transport problems. ARRB is an established publisher in the transport field and produces a comprehensive range of transport related publications including technical reports, manuals and guides, literature updates, newsletters, conference proceedings and a quarterly research journal.

Directory of Transportation Libraries and Information Centers. 7th ed. 2002. Available from: http://ntl.bts.gov/tldir; Accessed October 2007.

Compiled by the Special Libraries Association Transportation Division, this seventh edition includes libraries outside of the United States and Canada. Libraries from Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, South and Central America are listed. This is by no means a complete listing of transportation libraries, but it is a start. As with earlier editions, entries provide address and contact information, collection size and scope, and link to each library's Web presence, if available. The Directory is accessible via the World-Wide Web at the US DOT Bureau of Transportation Statistics' web site.

International Road Federation. Available from: http://www.irfnet.org; Accessed October 2007.

A not-for-profit, non-political service organization whose purpose and continuing objective is to encourage better road and transportation systems worldwide and to help apply technology and management practices that will give maximum economic and social returns from national road investments. Website provides news and links to activities, events, publications, etc.

Midwest Transportation Knowledge Network. Available from: http://www.mtkn.org;  Accessed October 2007.

Founded in December 2001, the MTKN is a network of state DOT and academic transportation libraries in the Midwest region. It is a forum to pool resources, share expertise and best practices while serving as a model for a National Transportation Knowledge Network. Website provides overviews and links to participating libraries.

National Highway Institute. Available from: http://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov;  Accessed October 2007.

NHI is a training arm of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). NHI provides training, resource materials and educational opportunities to the surface transportation community. NHI offers approximately 130 courses, covering a broad range of subjects within the field of highway transportation. NHI also serves as a clearinghouse and provides management, leadership and direction for educational and academic programs. NHI provides industry and international outreach partnerships with other transportation organizations.

TLCat: The Transportation Libraries Catalog. Available from: http://ntl.bts.gov/cgi-bin/fs.scr; Accessed October 2007.

TLCat is an online bibliographic database of transportation-related resources from the collections of ca. 20 transportation libraries. It is one of several OCLC group catalogs created from library holdings information in WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive database of bibliographic information. By enabling users to search multiple transportation library holdings in a single catalog, this database makes finding transportation resources and identifying lending libraries much quicker and more efficient.

Transportation Association of Canada. Available from: http://www.tac-atc.ca; Accessed October 2007.

A non-profit association of transportation stakeholders in government, private industry, and educational institutions, TAC is a neutral forum for gathering or exchanging ideas, information and knowledge on technical guidelines and best practices.

Transportation Research Board. Available from: http://trb.org/; Accessed October 2007.

The homepage of the Transportation Research Board provides news and links to TRB Divisions, Committees, programs, services, annual meeting, events, directory, publications index, full-text documents, electronic bookstore, TRIS database, Research in Progress database and Transportation Research Thesaurus (TRT)

Transportation Research Board. National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP). Available from: http://www4.trb.org/trb/crp.nsf; Accessed March 2006.

Administered by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and sponsored by the member departments (i.e., individual state departments of transportation) of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), NCHRP was created in 1962 as a means to conduct research in acute problem areas that affect highway planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance nationwide. NCHRP publications include Reports, Syntheses of Highway Practice, Research Results Digests, Legal Research Digests and Web Documents. Website provides links to TRB Bookstore and access to Web documents.

Transportation Research Board. Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) Publications. Available from: http://www.trb.org/SHRP2/SHRPPubs.asp; Accessed October 2007.

The Strategic Highway Research Program was established by Congress in 1987 as a 5-year, $150-million research program to improve the performance, durability, and safety of U.S. highways. The research was performed by independent contractors and was targeted in four areas: asphalt, concrete and structures, highway operations, and engineering for long-term pavement performance. The research ended in 1993 and the reports reproduced here are the products of that research. The list of titles is organized by the four subject areas.

Transportation Research Board. Strategic Highway Research. Available from: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=10223#description;   Accessed October 2007.

Transportation Research Board. TRB Publication Index. Available from:
http://www.trb.org/trb/publications/trbpublicationsindex.asp; Accessed October 2007.

This searchable index of Transportation Research Board (TRB) publications contains over 21,000 annotated citations for all TRB and Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) publications from the mid 1970s until present. All NCHRP and TCRP publications, Special Reports, Circulars, TR News, Conference Proceedings, and Records are included. Each individual paper in the Transportation Research Records, Conference Proceedings, Circulars, and TR News is indexed. Links are provided from citations in the index directly to TRB's Electronic Bookstore, a form for ordering out of print publications, or the full text electronic documents.

Transportation Research Board. TRB Research in Progress. Available from: http://rip.trb.org; Accessed March 2006.

The website contains the Research In Progress (RiP) database and a data-entry system to allow users in State Departments of Transportation to add, modify and delete information on their current research projects. The bibliographic database now contains over 7,800 current or recently completed transportation research projects. Most of the RiP records are projects funded by Federal and State Departments of Transportation. University transportation research is also included.

Transport Research Laboratory. Available from: http://www.trl.co.uk; Accessed October 2007.

UK's TRL is an internationally recognized centre of excellence providing world class research, consultancy, advice and testing for all aspects of transport.

Transportation Research Thesaurus. Available from: http://trt.trb.org; Accessed October 2007.

Developed by the Transportation Research Board to improve and standardize the indexing and retrieval of transportation information, and provided primarily for use in TRIS,  the Thesaurus is also offered as a general transportation thesaurus for use in the transportation field. It provides a common and consistent language between producers and users of transportation information. It covers all modes and aspects of transportation.  The TRT Web page allows for searching and browsing the thesaurus in various formats.

TRIS Online. Available from: http://trt.trb.org or  http://ntl.bts.gov/tris; Accessed October 2007.

The Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database is the world's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic resource on transportation information. TRIS contains over a half million records of published and ongoing research on all modes and disciplines in the field of transportation.

United States. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. National Transportation Library. Available from: http://ntl.bts.gov; Accessed October 2007.

The NTL was established in 1998 to improve the availability of transportation-related information and to increase timely access to the information that supports transportation policy, research, operations, and technology transfer activities. The NTL catalog maintains a virtual collection of primarily technical, research and policy documents available full-text online by federal, state, local, tribal and other government agencies. Links are to government and other significant websites and documents, especially USDOT and state sites. The NTL website also provides access to TRIS Online and TLCat.

United States. Department of Transportation. University Transportation Centers Program. Available from: http://educ.dot.gov; Accessed October 2007.

The Program is to advance U.S. technology and expertise in the many disciplines comprising transportation through the mechanisms of education, research and technology transfer at university-based centers of excellence. Website includes program overview, links to university transportation centers (UTC), UTS listing in alphabetical order and by research themes, research reports received from University Transportation Centers.

United States. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. FHWA Web Sites. Available from: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/fhwaweb.htm; Accessed October 2007.

A comprehensive site containing links to the various FHWA websites. Related transportation and highway website links are also included.

United States. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Clearinghouse. American Public Works Association. Available from: http://www.ltapt2.org; Accessed October 2007.

LTAP is composed of a national network of centers, one in every state, Puerto Rico and regional centers serving tribal governments. The LTAP network provides best practices and innovative technology to meet local government transportation needs by supplying them with a variety of training programs, an information clearinghouse, new and existing technology updates, technical assistance or technology transfer (T2), and newsletters.

United States. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration. Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center. Available from: http://www.tfhrc.gov; Accessed October 2007.

TFHRC is a federally owned and operated research facility in McLean, Virginia. TFHRC provides FHWA and the world highway community with the most advanced research and development related to new highway technologies. The research focuses on providing solutions to complex technical problems through the development of more economical, environmentally sensitive designs; more efficient, quality controlled construction practices; and more durable materials.

Wisconsin Department. of Transportation. Research & Library. Transportation Resources. Available from: http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/library/research/resources/index.htm; Accessed October 2007.

The WisDOT Library website provides links to state, national and international transportation organizations, full-text online research reports categorized by geographic focus, links to DOT research offices and University transportation research departments.


Basic References: Motor Vehicles

Compiled by Lyn Matis
Revised and expanded by John Gallwey
Institute of Transportation Studies
University of California, Berkeleyr

BOOKS

Amadi, Eli (ed.) Handbook of Automotive Power Electronics and Motor Drives. Boca Raton, Fla.: Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, 2005. 704 pages. ISBN: 0824723619.

Andrzejewski, Ryszard with Jan Awrejcewicz. Nonlinear Dynamics of a Wheeled Vehicle. New York: Springer, 2005. 238 pages. ISBN: 0387243585.

ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (1999). Innovations in Vehicle Design and Development. New York: American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1999. 185 pages. ISBN: 0791816397.

Focuses on technological innovations in motor vehicle design and construction.

Barkley, Brad. Alison's Automotive Repair Manual: a Novel. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2003. 274 pages. ISBN: 0312291388.

Can’t resist listing this engaging tale of a desolate young widow, who in restoring a 1976 Corvette fixes her life as well.

Bastow, Donald with Geoffrey Howard and John P. Whitehead. Car Suspension and Handling. 4th ed. Warrendale, Pa.: SAE International, 2004. 454 pages. ISBN: 0768008727.  

Beasley, David. The Suppression of the Automobile: Skullduggery at the Crossroads. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988. 176 pages. ISBN: 031326144X.

How the British railroad companies prevented the deployment of steam-powered automobiles in the 19th century.

Bishop, Richard. Intelligent Vehicle Technology and Trends. Boston, Mass.: Artech House, 2005. 344 pages. ISBN: 1580539114.

Black, Edwin. Internal Combustion: How Corporations and Governments Addicted the World to Oil and Derailed the Alternatives. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2006. 408 pages. ISBN: 0312359071.

Polemical and minutely researched. Deplores the world’s continuing petroleum dependency and argues for an alternative energy “Manhattan Project”.

Brake Colloquium & Exhibition (20th: 2002 : Phoenix, Ariz.). Proceedings of the 20th Annual Brake Colloquium and Exhibition. Warrendale, Pa.: Society of Automotive Engineers, 2002. 229 pages.

Brodbeck, John E. (ed.). Motor Fleet Safety Manual. 4th ed. Chicago, Ill.: National Safety Council, 1996. 207 pages. ISBN: 0879121882.

Covers current issues including compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the latest technology and safety equipment, and ongoing driver training. Contents designed to reduce and eliminate preventable accidents.

Computer-Aided Engineering of Vehicle and Engine Systems and Components. Warrendale, Pa.: Society of Automotive Engineers, 2003. 466 pages. ISBN: 0768011620 .
"... papers from the sessions Vehicle & Engine System Models, Modeling of Diesel Engines, and Multi-Dimensional Engine Modeling, held during the SAE 2003 World Congress, March 3-6 in Detroit, MI, USA"—Preface.

Cummins, G. Lyle. Internal Fire. Rev. ed. Warrendale, Pa.: Society of Automotive Engineers, 1989. 357 pages. ISBN: 0898837650.

A history of the internal combustion engine.

Curcio, Vincent. Chrysler: Life and Times of an Automotive Genius. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. 699 pages. ISBN: 0195078969.

Biography of Walter P. Chrysler, from his beginnings as a locomotive wiper in a Kansas through his rise as the founder and executive of Chrysler Corporation. Weaves the details of his life with the economic, social, and political factors of the times.

Davies, Geoff. Materials for Automobile Bodies. Amsterdam; Boston: Elsevier, Butterworth Heinemann, 2003. 277 pages.  ISBN: 0750656921.

DeCicco, John with Feng An and Marc Ross. Technical Options for Improving the Fuel Economy of U.S. Cars and Light Trucks by 2010-2015. Washington, DC: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, 2001. 68 pages.

Dhameja, Sandeep. Electric Vehicle Battery Systems. Boston: Newnes, 2002. 230 pages. ISBN: 0750699167.

Dicken, Peter. Global Shift: Reshaping the Global Economic Map in the 21st Century. 4th ed. New York: Guilford Press, 2003. 632 pages. ISBN: 1572309075.

Describes the politico-economic and technological processes involved in the shift toward the global economy. Includes detailed analysis and case studies of the automobile industry.

Dinkel, John. Road and Track Illustrated Automotive Dictionary. Cambridge, Mass.:
Bentley Publishers, 2000. 253 pages. ISBN: 0837601436.

Reference source for automotive terms, with technical expertise and clear language. Includes photos and illustrations of automotive concepts. Updates the 1977 edition of the same title.

Dolce, John. Fleet Manager's Guide to Vehicle Specification and Procurement. 2nd ed. Warrendale, Pa.: SAE International, 2003. 302 pages. ISBN: 0768009812  

Dunn, James A. Driving Forces: the Automobile, its Enemies, and the Politics of
Mobility. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 1998. 230 pages. ISBN: 0815719647.

Offers the view that the automobile is not the problem, but the solution to the demands of transportation. Suggests initiatives that preserve the benefits of the automobile and that build public support for policies that will be less harmful for energy use and the environment.

European Conference of Ministers of Transport. Making Cars More Fuel Efficient: Technology for Real Improvements on the Road. Paris: OECD, 2005. 82 pages.

Exum, Kaitlen J. with Lynn Messina (eds.). The Car and its Future. New York: H.W. Wilson, 2004. 197 pages. ISBN: 0824210379.

Wide-ranging collection of essays on developments in automobile design, fuels, the automobile industry, traffic safety and more.

Franz, Kathleen. Tinkering: Consumers Reinvent the Early Automobile. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005. 224 pages. ISBN: 0812238818.

Many early automobile owners improved and customized their vehicles to make them more suitable to their needs.  The book shows how this blurred the distinction between consumer and producer in the early days of the automobile age.

Garrett, T.K. The Motor Vehicle. 13th ed. Warrendale, Pa.: Society of Automotive Engineers, 2001. 1214 pages. ISBN: 0768006392.

Revised edition of: The motor vehicle, by K. Newton, W. Steeds, T.K. Garrett. 1997.

Gewald, Jan-Bart. The Impact of Motor-Vehicles in Africa in the Twentieth Century: Towards a Socio-Historical Case Study. Leiden: African Studies Centre, 2005. 12 pages.

Gieras, Jacek F. with Zbigniew J. Piech (ed.). Linear Synchronous Motors:
Transportation and Automation Systems. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, 1999. 327 pages. ISBN: 0849318599.

Comprehensively treats all types of brushless LSMs including their construction applications. Explains the physics of hard magnetic materials, discusses permanent magnet and superconducting systems, and addresses applications in factory automation and high-speed transportation systems.

Gillespie, Thomas D. Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics. Warrendale, Pa.: Society of Automotive Engineers, 1992. 495 pages. ISBN: 1560911999.     

Provides a basic foundation of engineering principles in order to explain the performance of automotive vehicles. Includes sections on performance, aerodynamics, steady-state cornering, steering systems, rollovers, and tires.

Green, Kevin. Modeling of Advanced Technology Vehicles. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Transportation Research and Special Programs Administration, [2003]. 30 pages.

Guzzella, Lino and Antonio Sciarretta. Vehicle Propulsion Systems: Introduction to Modeling and Optimization. Berlin; New York: Springer, 2005. 291 pages. ISBN: 3540251952.

Haldeman, James D. Automotive Engine Performance. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2003. 384 pages. + 1 CD-ROM. ISBN: 0130488518.  

Accompanied by: Worktext for Automotive Engine Performance.

Hoag, Kevin L. Vehicular Engine Design. Warrendale, Pa.: SAE International, 2006. 223 pages. ISBN: 0768016614.

Hoyle, David. Automotive Quality Systems Handbook: ISO/TS 16949:2002 edition. 2nd ed. Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005. 709 pages. ISBN: 0750666633.

Interprets the international technical specification ISO/TS 16949. Analyzes each element, clause and requirement of this new standard. Includes differences with old standards, checklists, and suggestions.

IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (7th: 2004: Washington, D.C.). ITSC 2004: the 7th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE, 2004. 1108 pages.

Also available online to subscribers through the IEEE Explore website: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org

IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (2004: Parma, Italy). 2004 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium: Parma, Italy, June 14-17, 2004. Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE, 2004. 956 pages.

Also available online to subscribers through the IEEE Explore website: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org

IFP International Conference (2004: Rueil-Malmaison, France). Which Fuels for Low CO2 Engines?: Proceedings of the International Conference held in Rueil-Malmaison, France, September, 22-23, 2004. Paris, France: Editions Technip, 2004. 233 pages. ISBN: 271080851X. 

International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics. Symposium (18th: 2003:  Kanagawa-ken, Japan). The Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and on Tracks: proceedings of the 18th IAVSD Symposium held in Kanagawa, Japan, August 24-30, 2003. 804 pages. ISBN: 9026519729.

"Supplement to Vehicle system dynamics, volume 41."

International Colloquium on Tyre Models for Vehicle Dynamic Analysis (3rd: 2004: Vienna, Austria). Tyre Models for Vehicle Dynamic Analysis: Proceedings of the 3rd International Colloquium on Tyre Models for Vehicle Dynamics Analysis : (TMVDA) : held in University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, August 29-31, 2004. London: Taylor & Francis, 2005. 539 pages. ISBN: 0415392632.

International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (2000: Orlando, Fla.). Advanced Vehicle Technologies: Presented at the 2000 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 5-10, 2000, Orlando, Florida. New York: ASME, 2000. 187 pages. ISBN: 0791819035  .

International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (2001: New York, N.Y.). Advanced Vehicle Technologies 2001: Presented at the 2001 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 11-16, 2001, New York, New York. New York: ASME, 2001. 251 pages. ISBN: 0791835545.

International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (2003: Washington, D.C.). Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Division 2003: Presented at the 2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress: November 15-21, 2003, Washington, D.C. New York: ASME, 2001. 2 vols. (1167 pages). ISBN: 0791837122.

International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (2004: Anaheim, Calif.). Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Division 2004: presented at 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition : November 13-19, 2004, Anaheim, California, USA. New York: ASME, 2004. 993 pages. ISBN: 0791847055.

Jablin, Richard. The Transportation Solution: Kicking Gasoline Dependency. Tucson, Ariz.: Fenestra, 2005. 231 pages. ISBN: 158736509X.  

Deprecates the current dependency on gasoline fuels and advocates the raprid development and adoption electric vehicle technology.

Johnson, James D. Driving America: Your Car, Your Government, Your Choice.
Washington DC: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1997. 240 pages. ISBN: 084474025X.

Studies government policies on the issue of personal mobility afforded by privately owned automobiles. Examines the consequences of environmental policies, including global warming.

Jurgen, Ronald K. (ed.). Automotive Electronics Handbook. 2nd ed. New York:
McGraw-Hill, 1999. 1000 pages. ISBN: 0070344531.

Covers electronic equipment in automobiles such as sensors , actuators, control systems and displays and information systems. Includes sections on emerging technologies such as navigation aids and intelligent vehicle highway systems.

Karnopp, Dean. Vehicle Stability. New York: Dekker, 2004. 317 pages.

Kay, Jane Holtz. Asphalt Nation: How the Automobile Took Over America, and How
We Can Take It Back. New York: Crown Publishers, 1997. 418 pages. ISBN: 0517587025.

Traces the history of the car from the Motel T to the present. Offers ideas for the alleviation of our contemporary dependence on the automobile and shows how use of land would benefit from less reliance on the car.

Kiencke, Uwe and Lars Nielsen. Automotive Control Systems: for engine, driveline, and vehicle. 2nd ed. Berlin: Springer, 2005. 512 pages. ISBN: 3540231390.

Examines engine and vehicle models for controller design. Subjects include thermodynamic engine cycles, energy management systems, vehicle-specific signal processing and vehicle control systems.

Kollins, Michael J. Pioneers of the U.S. Automobile Industry. Warrendale, Pa.: Society of Automotive Engineers, 2002. 4 vols. ISBN: 0768009049 (set).

Contents: v. 1. The Big Three -- v. 2. The Small Independents -- v. 3. The Financial Wizards -- v. 4. The Design Innovators.

Liker, Jeffrey K. (ed.). Becoming Lean: Inside Stories of U.S. manufacturers. New York: Productivity Press, 2004. 535 pages. ISBN: 1563271737.

Provides descriptions by CEOs, consultants, and plant managers of successful manufacturing companies that have implemented lean manufacturing practices. Includes case studies at different types and sizes of companies.

Lundqvist, Lars with Kenneth Button, and Peter Nijkamp (eds.). The Automobile. Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar Pub., 2003. 656 pages. ISBN: 1840647973.

A collection of previously published articles on the automobile. The book is divided into five parts. Part I focuses on the automobile industry, technological change in transportation and future developments in automobile technology. The following three sections deal with the role of automobiles within the overall transportation system. The final part considers private and social costs, accidents, congestion and pollution, and policy interventions. 

McDougall, Christopher. “Going Way Off-Road: the Age of the Flying Car May Arrive Sooner Than You Think”. New York Times Magazine. Sept. 26, 2004, p. 66-69.

Automobile technology takes off! Also available online at: http://www.urbanaero.com/Press_Clippings.htm

Monden,Yasuhiro. Toyota Production System: an Integrated Approach to Just-In-Time. 3rd ed. Norcross, Ga.: Engineering and Management Press, 1998. 480 pages. ISBN: 0898061806.

Describes the changes that have occurred in the Toyota production system. Discusses the just-in-time manufacturing system, including computer integrated manufacturing, and a philosophy that incorporates respect for workers.

Morgan, James M. and Jeffrey K. Liker. The Toyota Product Development System: Integrating People, Process, and Technology. New York: Productivity Press, 2006. 377 pages. IBN: 1563272822. 

Newman, Peter and Jeffrey Kenworthy. Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming
Automobile Dependence. Washington DC: Island Press, 1999. 460 p. ISBN: 1559636602.

Argues that the automobiles and cities play a crucial role in the global agenda. Develops the theme that the land use of a city is formed by its transportation systems and that the reduction of automobile dependence will promote sustainable urban change and successful sustainable cities.

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. Working Group on Low-Emission Vehicles. Can Cars Come Clean?: Strategies for Low-Emission Vehicles. Paris: OECD, 2004. 207 pages.

Also available online from SourceOECD: http://puck.sourceoecd.org/

Pacejka, H.B. Tire and Vehicle Dynamics. 2nd ed. Warrendale, Pa.: SAE International, 2006. 642 pages. ISBN: 0768017025.

"A complete reference on the mechanical behavior of pneumatic tires and their impact on vehicle performance"--Cover.

Peters, George A. with Barbara J. Peters. Automotive Vehicle Safety. London: Taylor & Francis, 2002. 210 pages. ISBN: 0415263336. 

Pickrell, Don H. Fuel options for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Motor Vehicles. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, 2003. 55 pages.

Post, Robert C. The SAE Story: One Hundred Years of Mobility. San Diego, Calif.: Tehabi Books, 2005. 192 pages. ISBN: 0768014891.

History of the Society of Automotive Engineers and technological innovations in motor vehicles.

Rajamani, Rajesh. Vehicle Dynamics and Control. New York: Springer Science, 2006. 470 pages. ISBN: 0387263969.  

Robson, Graham. BMW: Driven to Succeed. Sparkford, UK: Haynes, 2005. 168 pages. ISBN: 1859608701.

A history of the BMW company and its vehicles.

Sandler, Martin W. Driving Around the USA: Automobiles in American Life. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. 63 pages. ISBN: 0195132300.

Schiffer, Michael B. with Tamara C. Butts and Kimberly K. Grimm. Taking Charge: the Electric Automobile in America. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institute, 1994. 225 pages. ISBN: 1560983558.

Traces the history of electric automobiles in America. Discusses advances in batteries and recharging ability and as environmental solutions for clean air.

Schweid, Richard. Che's Chevrolet, Fidel's Oldsmobile: On the Road in Cuba. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. 239 pages. ISBN: 0807828920.

A history of car ownership and driving in Cuba’s restricted economy.

Seiffert, Ulrich. Automobile Technology of the Future. Warrendale, Pa.: Society of
Automotive Engineers, 1991. 251 p. ISBN: 1560910801.

Discusses new technology in the areas of reliability, comfort, fuel economy, safety, and environmental compatibility. Subjects include the impact of legislation, the automatic/ manual transmission debate, and the features of a future dashboard.

Sevigny, Maureen. Taxing Automobile Emissions for Pollution Control. Northampton,
Mass.: Edward Elgar Publishing, 1998. 129 p. ISBN: 1858987679.

Explores the role of an automobile emissions tax for the purpose of reducing emissions in the United States. Includes a detailed analysis of the design of the tax.

Sims, Ron and Bradford Bates. Electric Vehicles: Driving Towards Commercialization. Warrendale, Pa.: Society of Automotive Engineers, 1997. 312 pages. ISBN: 1560917512.

Coverage of electric vehicle development programs and collaborative battery development ventures. Describes the automobile industry’s attempts to produce a marketable alternative to the gasoline engine car.

Society of Automotive Engineers. Intelligent Vehicle Initiative (IVI) Technology: Advanced Controls and Vehicle Navigation Systems. Warrendale, Pa.: Society of Automotive Engineers, c2004.

Society of Automotive Engineers. Systems Engineering and Energy Efficiency in Vehicle Design. Warrendale, Pa.: SAE, 2004. 66 pages. ISBN: 0768015316.

"Papers from the sessions, Systems engineering in heavy duty vehicles and the total DEAL: design, energy, application and load-sharing, parts 1 and 2, which occurred as part of the Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exibition, held October 26-28, 2004, in Chicago, IL, USA"—Preface.

Society of Automotive Engineers. Historical Committee. The Automobile: a Century of Progress. Warrendale, Pa.: Society of Automotive Engineers, 1997. 292 pages. ISBN: 0768000157.

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the automobile industry in the United States. Subjects include: power plants, car brakes, safety, electrical systems, and gasoline specifications. Prepared under the auspices of the SAE Historical Committee.

Society of Automotive Engineers. International Congress & Exposition. Design For Environmentally Safe Automotive Products and Processes. Warrendale, Pa.: Society of Automotive Engineers, 1997. 171 pages. ISBN: 1560919752.

Analyzes environmental design issues including machining of metals, separation of end-of-life plastics, full cost accounting and uncertainties of life cycle analysis. Examines each stage of the design and development of the automobile.

Society of Automotive Engineers. World Congress (2001: Detroit, Mich.). Environmental Issues in Vehicle Design and Manufacturing. Warrendale, Pa.: Society of Automotive Engineers, 2001. 176 pages. ISBN: 0768007267.

Society of Automotive Engineers. World Congress (2002: Detroit, Mich.). New Diesel Engines & Fuel Injection. Warrendale, Pa.: Society of Automotive Engineers, 2003. 270 pages. ISBN: 0768011612.

Society of Automotive Engineers. World Congress (2004: Detroit, Mich.). Advanced Hybrid Vehicle Powertrains 2004. Warrendale, Pa.: Society of Automotive Engineers, 2004. 213 pages. ISBN: 0768013690.

Sperling, Daniel and Zhenhong Lin with Peter Hamilton. Chinese Rural Vehicles: an Exploratory Analysis of Technology, Economics, Industrial Organization, Energy Use, Emissions, and Policy. Davis, Calif.: Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, [2004]. 95 pages.

Also available online at: http://www.its.ucdavis.edu/publications/2004/UCD-ITS-RR-04-01.pdf

Stone, Richard and Jeffrey K. Ball. Automotive Engineering Fundamentals. Warrendale, Pa.: SAE International, 2004. 594 pages. ISBN: 0768009871.

Provides an overview of automotive engineering principles. Good resource for engineering students and professionals.

Thacher, Eric F. A Solar Car Primer. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2003. 1 vol. (various pagings). ISBN: 159033308X. 

Thoms, David and Tom Donnelly. The Coventry Motor Industry: Birth to Renaissance? Aldershot, UK; Brookfield, Vt.: Ashgate, 2000. 240 pages. ISBN: 0754601080.

A scholarly history of the automobile industry that flourished in the industrial city of Coventry in the English Midlands. This edition is a revised version of: The Coventry Motor Industry since the 1890s.

Thring, Rob H. (ed.). Fuel Cells for Automotive Applications. Bury St Edmunds, UK: Professional Engineering Pub., 2004. 180 pages. ISBN: 1860584233.

U.S. Dept. of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Model year 2006 fuel economy guide. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2006.

Wakefield, Ernest Henry. History of the Electric Automobile: Battery-Only Powered
Cars. Warrendale, Pa.: Society of Automotive Engineers, 1994. 541 pages. ISBN: 1560912995.

The development of the electric automobile from 1980's to today. Includes detailed analysis of the "golden age” of electric vehicles from 1895 until 1905 and the Electric Vehicle Act of 1976.

Wakefield, Ernest Henry. History of the Electric Automobile: Hybrid Electric Vehicles. Warrendale, Pa.: Society of Automotive Engineers, c1998. 332 pages. ISBN: 0768001250.

Weiss, H. Eugene. Chrysler, Ford, Durant, and Sloan: Founding Giants of the American Automotive Industry. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, c2003. 188 pages. ISBN: 0786416114.

Westbrook, M.H. The Electric Car: Development and Future of Battery, Hybrid and Fuel-Cell Cars. London: Institution of Electrical Engineers; Warrendale, Pa.: Society of Automotive Engineers, 2001. 198 pages. ISBN: 0852960131.

Contents: Introduction -- The history of electric cars up to 1990 -- Propulsion methods -- Controls and power electronics -- Energy sources 1: Storage batteries -- Energy sources 2: Other technologies -- Charging -- Vehicle design and safety -- Battery electric cars -- Hybrid electric cars -- Fuel-cell electric cars -- Economics of electric cars -- Future developments.

Winterbone, D.E. and Richard J Pearson. Theory of Engine Manifold Design: Wave Action Methods for IC Engines. Warrendale, Pa.: Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc. 2000. 476 pages. ISBN: 0768006562. 

Womack, James P. The Machine that Changed the World: based on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 5-Million Dollar 5-year Study on the Future of the Automobile. New York, N.Y.: Rawson Associates, 1990. 323 pages. ISBN: 0892563508.

Analysis of the shift of the automobile industry from mass production to lean production which involves teamwork, communication, and efficient use of resources. Describes the specific manufacturing techniques underlying the success of Japan and how Western industry can implement these methods.

Yamagata, Hiroshi. The Science and Technology of Materials in Automotive Engines. Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing and Maney Publishing on behalf of The Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, 2005. 318 pages. ISBN 1855737426

Zhao, Fuquan with David L. Harrington and Ming-Chia Lai. Automotive Gasoline Direct-Injection Engines. Warrendale, Pa.: Society of Automotive Engineers, 2002. 352 pages. ISBN: 0768008824.

PERIODICALS

Automotive News. Car Cutaways: Who Supplies What Parts on 12 Notable Vehicles. Detroit, Mich.: Crain Communications, Annual. 2004- .

Annual cumulation of the cutaway illustrations of a motor vehicle featured in each issue of Automotive News. Also available online to subscribers (www.autonews.com).

Consumers Union of U.S. Consumer Reports: Annual Auto Issue. Yonkers, N.Y.:
Consumers Union of U.S. Annual.

April issue of Consumer Reports contains information on repair records of the various makes and models of automobiles. Evaluates currently offered models and assesses pricing for new and used cars.

Consumers Union of U.S. Consumers Reports Buying Guide. Yonkers, N.Y.: Consumers Union of U.S. Annual.

Section on automobiles contains previews of new models, best and worst used cars, ratings, reliability, and frequency of repairs.

Automobile Association of America. Digest of Motor Laws. Heathrow, Fla.: Automobile Association of America. Annual. ISSN: 0093-4062.

Summaries of laws and regulations governing the registration and operation of passenger cars in the United States, its territories, and the provinces of Canada.

U.S. Dept. of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Fuel economy guide. [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Annual reports on fuel efficient vehicles with comparisons for fuel economy and annual costs. Includes compressed natural gas vehicles, propane vehicles, diesel,  electric, ethanol flexible-fueled vehicles and gasoline vehicles. Current versions of this guide are available online at www.fueleconomy.gov.

IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. New York, N.Y.: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Bimonthly. Also available from: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/servlet/opac?punumber=25; Accessed October 2007.

Official journal of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. Focuses on electrical and electronic technology as these topics relate to vehicles and vehicular systems. Vehicular communication systems are strongly represented. Most articles are of a technical nature. Internet access to current and back issues (dating back to 1988) available, though restricted to paid subscribers and IEEE members.

International Journal of Vehicle Design (IJVD). Geneva, Switzerland: Inderscience Enterprises, Ltd., 1979- . 12 issues per year. ISSN: 0143-3369. Also available from: http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php; Accessed October 2007.

Subtitled: the Journal of Vehicle Engineering and Components. Publishes the Proceedings of the International Association for Vehicle Design. Includes articles on the engineering design, research into and development of all types of self-propelled vehicles and their components.

Rand McNally Motor Carriers' Road Atlas. Skokie, Ill.: Rand McNally and Company.
Annual.

Atlas of individual state maps and map of United States. Includes maps of major U.S. cities, U.S. National Parks and Canada. Contains mileage charts.

Davis, Stacy D. Transportation Energy Data Book. Oak Ridge, Tenn.: Oak Ridge
National Laboratory. Annual

Offers statistical data for the major modes of transportation. Includes data on automobiles, trucks, fleet vehicles, buses high occupancy vehicles lanes. Published by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORAL) under contract with the Department of Transportation.

Bush, James W. and Paul Zajac (ed.). Ward’s Motor Vehicles Facts and Figures.
Southfield, Mich.: Ward’s Communications, Inc. Annual.

Documents the performance and impact the United State auto industry. Statistical information on the automobile industry, including information on trucking. Includes statistics relating to Canada and Mexico.

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

Allstate Insurance Savings. Auto Channel. Website accessed October 2006: http://www.theautochannel.com

“The Largest Independent Automotive Information Resource”. Features daily automotive news, special events, including radio talk shows, media library, and job resources. Industry news covers industry stock indexes and articles relating to company financial profiles.

American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA). Website accessed October 2006: http://www.aamva.org

Website for the American Association of Motor Vehicle Admimistrators. Weekly news on industry including government affairs and listing of publications. Includes information on the latest AAMVA projects and activities.

American Automobile Association. AAA Online. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.aaa.com/

American Automobile Associations’ home site. Access to Route Master which gives address to address directions, and city to city directions, and detour and construction information. Association members can make on-line travel reservations.

American Bus Association. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.buses.org

American Bus Association’s home page. Features the latest industry data, safety information and top 100 events in America including information on the American Bus Marketplace.

American Trucking Association. Truckline. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.truckline.com/index  

Trucking guide to service and suppliers. Contains articles on legislation and current news affecting industry, environment, safety and technology.

Autoweb.com. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.autoweb.com

Consumer automotive service. Connects consumers to member dealers. Sections on researching new and pre-owned autos, loan and insurance quotes, and loan/lease calculators.

Canada. Transport Canada. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.tc.gc.ca

Canada’s information service on transportation, available in both English and French, provides information for each mode of transportation along with statistics. The section on Motor Carriers includes policy and project statements, truck data, truck maps, bus data, vehicle importations and vehicle recalls.

Edmunds.com. Website accessed October 2007: http://edmunds.com

Information on new and used vehicles. Contains automotive reviews, newest road tests, safety information and payment calculators. Town Hall Section features message boards and chat events.

Greene, Michael P. The Future of Personal Transport in China: Summary of a Symposium. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press, 2001.  34 pages. Electronic document accessed October 2007: http://books.nap.edu/html/china/china.pdf

“Barely motorized at present, China is confronted with the prospect of a massive increase in demand for automobiles. This is a summary of the first meeting of the Committee on the Future of Personal Use Vehicles in China, where the committee … review[ed] the issues surrounding rapid motorization in China and the world experience in confronting similar problems in other countries.”—National Academies Press website.

Kelley Blue Book. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.kbb.com

Used car values, new car pricing, trade-in and retail value on motorcycles. Features automotive articles with advice about buying new and used cars and car previews.

IntelliChoice: Choose Your Car Wisely. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.intellichoice.com

Guide to the economics of buying and owning new automobiles. Examines complete life cycle cost for automobiles. Features graphic based charts.

LogisticsWorld. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.logisticsworld.com

Provides world-wide web directory services and Internet advertising services for the transportation and logistic industries. Covers automobiles, carriers, fleet management, freight, and trucks.

National Academy of Engineering. Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century: Automobiles. Washington, D.C.: The Academy.  Website accessed October 2007: http://www.greatachievements.org/?id=2950

Natural Resources Defense Council. Clean Air & Energy. Transportation. New York, N.Y.: NRDC. Webpage accessed October 2007: http://www.nrdc.org/air/transportation/default.asp

Contains papers on the dangers of petroleum dependency and options for other fuel sources for motor vehicles.

U.S. Federal Highway Administration. Office of Operations: 21st Century Operations Using 21st Century Technology. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov

Includes travel management, transportation operation, freight management, and ITS. Freight Management section includes outreach events and information on operation and safety programs, and state of the art/practice on freight finance and freight productivity performance measures.

U.S. Federal Highway Administration. Office of Highway Policy Information. Office of
Highway Policy Information. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/ohpi

Repository of highway information and statistics. Sections include highway performance monitoring system, nationwide personal transportation survey, and traffic volume and truck weights. Links to other FHWA web sites, transportation and highway related web sites, state transportation web sites and financial management web sites.

U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Administration. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s home page features latest rules and regulations, safety programs, and facts and features. Allows users to download rulemaking affecting the motor carrier industry. Links to State DOTs, government sites, publications, and associations.

U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov

Information on highway and motor vehicle safety and technical assistance, including child passenger safety, child seat inspections, school bus safety and disability resources.

U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. safercar.gov. Washington, D.C.: NHTSA. Website accessed October 2007: http://safercar.gov/

A database of crash test safety ratings for all automobiles since 1990.

Yoshida, Phyllis Genther. Fuel Cell Vehicles: Race to a New Automotive Future. Washington, D.C.: Office of Technology Policy, Technology Administration, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, 2003. 79 pages. Electronic document accessed October 2007: http://www.technology.gov/reports/TechPolicy/CD117a-030129.pdf


Basic References: Traffic Engineering

Compiled by Janet Bix
Ohio Dept. of Transportation Library

PRINT SOURCES

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Roadway Lighting Design Guide. Washington, DC:  The Association, 2005. 67 pages. ISBN: 156051325X.

Replaces 1984 publication An Informational Guide for Roadway Lighting. Provides a general overview of lighting systems from the point of view of the transportation departments and recommends minimum levels of quality.  Two appendices to this document are located online for reference purposes at http://downloads.transportation.org/lighting.pdf. Ordering information available at publisher’s web site: http://bookstore.transportation.org

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.  A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets: 2004. Washington, D.C.: The Association, 2004. 5th ed.  896 pages. ISBN: 1560512636.

Contains design practices in universal use as the standard for highway geometric design.  Fifth edition. New exhibits in Chapt 3 will help designers determine side friction factor used for horizontal curve design, superelevation rates for various curve radii, and minimum radii with normal crown for each of the five maximum superelevation rates. Also available in CD-ROM.  Ordering information available at publisher’s web site: http://bookstore.transportation.org

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Standard Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires and Traffic Signals. Washington, D.C.: The Association, 2001, with 2002 and 2003 interims.  4th ed. 1 vol. ISBN: 1560511346.

Replaces the 1994 edition and its interim revisions. Discusses design criteria including loads, methods of analysis, design, and general design features.  Ordering information available at publisher’s web site:
http://bookstore.transportation.org

Bilon, Werner (ed.) Fourth International Symposium on Highway Capacity: Proceedings, June 27 - July 1, 2000, Maui, Hawaii. Washington, D.C.: Transportation Research Board, 2000. 516 pages.  (Transportation Research Circular No. E-C018).

Individual papers from the 2000 conference are available from the Transportation Research Board web site: http://gulliver.trb.org/publications/circulars/ec018/ec018toc.pdf

Garber, Nicholas J. and Hoel, Lester A. Traffic and Highway Engineering. Pacific Grove, California:  Brooks/Cole Pub. Co., 2002.  3rd ed. 1150 pages. ISBN: 0534387438.

Primarily an undergraduate text, materials reflects TEA-21 legislation, emphasizes area of traffic and highway engineering.  Ordering information available at publisher’s web site:
http://engineering.thomsonlearning.com/products/productPage.aspx?isbn=0534387438

Great Britain. Highways Agency. Design Manual for Roads and Bridges. Vol. 8, Traffic Signs and Lighting.  London:  The Stationary Office, 1994.  1 vol.

Continuously updated web site is available at:
http://www.standardsforhighways.co.uk/dmrb/index.htm.  Numerous updated parts and sections are available for purchase at the Stationary Office web site:
 http://www.tsoshop.co.uk/bookstore.asp

Great Britain. Highways Agency.  Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, Vol. 9, Network – Traffic Control and Communications. London:  The Stationary Office, 1992.  1 vol.

Continuously updated web site is available at:
http://www.standardsforhighways.co.uk/dmrb/index.htm.  Numerous updated parts and sections are available for purchase at the Stationary Office web site:
http://www.tsoshop.co.uk/bookstore.asp

Homburger, Wolfgang S. Fundamentals of Traffic Engineering. Berkeley, Calif.: Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, 2001. 15th ed. 384 pages.

Introduction to the field of traffic engineering for professionals who are assigned traffic engineering tasks.  Ordering information available at publisher’s web site, click on ITS Berkeley Publications Database and search for item: http://www.its.berkeley.edu/publications/

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. American National Standard Practice for Roadway Lighting. New York: The Society, 2000 (reaffirmed 2005). 61 pages. (RP-8-00).

Recommended practice provides the design basis for lighting roadways, adjacent bikeways, and pedestrian ways.  Ordering information available at publisher’s web site: http://www.iesna.org

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.  American National Standard Practice for Tunnel Lighting. New York: The Society, 2005. 42 pages. (RP-22-05).

Recommended practice assists engineers and designers in determining lighting needs, recommending solutions, and evaluating resulting visibility at tunnel approaches and interiors. Ordering information available at publisher’s web site:  http://www.iesna.org

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. Design Guide for Roadway Lighting Maintenance.  New York: The Society, 2003. 14 pages. (DG-4-03). 

Identifies the maintenance alternatives available for those managing roadway lighting systems. Ordering information available at publisher’s web site: http://www.iesna.org

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. IESNA Guide for PhotometricMeasurement of Roadway Lighting Installations. New York: The Society, 1999. 3 pages. (IES LM-50-99)

Revision of 1985 ed. Ordering information available at publisher’s web site:  http://www.iesna.org

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. IESNA Guide for Photometric Measurements of Roadway Sign Installations.  New York:  The Society, 2003.   9 pages.  (LM-52-03)

Ordering information available at publisher’s web site: http://www.iesna.org

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. IESNA Recommended Practice for Roadway Sign Lighting. New York: The Society, 2001. 9 pages. (RP-19-01)

Ordering information available at publisher’s web site: http://www.iesna.org

Institute of Transportation Engineers. Traffic Control Devices Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Institute, 2001. 521 pages.

Replaces out-of-print 1983 edition. Provides guidance and information to implement provisions of the MUTCD.  Ordering information available at publisher’s website: http://www.ite.org/cgi-bin/searcht.cgi

Institute of Transportation Engineers. Traffic Control System Operations: Installation, Management and Maintenance. Washington, D.C.: The Institute, 2000. 495 pages. ISBN: 093540340X.

Presents a general tutorial on traffic system maintenance-related issues in traffic control and traffic management. Updates and expands Traffic Signal Installation and Maintenance Manual. Ordering information available at publisher’s web site: http://www.ite.org/cgi-bin/searcht.cgi

Institute of Transportation Engineers. Trip Generation. Washington, D.C.: The Institute, 2003. 7th ed. 3 vols. ISBN: 0935403795.

Volumes 1, 2, and 3 contain trip generation rates, plots, equations, and user’s guide.  Ordering information available at Institute of Transportation Engineers’ web site: http://www.ite.org/cgi-bin/searcht.cgi

Institute of Transportation Engineers. Trip generation handbook: an ITE recommended practice. Washington, D.C.: The Institute, 2004. 2nd ed. 154 pages. ISBN: 0935403868.

This version of the Trip Generation Handbook, Second Edition, RP-028B, incorporates changes necessary for consistency with the data contained in the Seventh Edition of Trip Generation (2003). The recommendations have not changed from the 2001 edition of the handbook.  Additional data have been added to Chapter 5, Pass-By, Primary and Diverted Linked Trips. All other changes were strictly editorial updates to the materials contained in the 2001 handbook.

International Municipal Signal Association. Official Wire and Cable Specifications.  Newark, New York: The Association, 1998. Revised ed. 1 vol.

Contains the standard for municipal wires and cables which have been adopted by most cities and states throughout the U.S., Canada and other nations.  Also available on website are study guides and manuals related to work zone traffic control, lighting, signs, signals, and markings.  Ordering information available at http://www.imsasafety.org

Kell, James J. and Iris J. Fullerton. Manual of Traffic Signal Design. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1998, 1991. 2nd ed. 245 pages. ISBN: 0935403191.

Covers traffic signal fundamentals. Offers wiring and cabling specifics, guides readers through preparing contractual documents, and explains construction supervision.  Ordering information available at Institute of Transportation Engineers’ website:  http://www.ite.org/cgi-bin/searcht.cgi

Kraft, Walter H. Traffic Signal Control Systems Maintenance Management Practices. NCHRP Synthesis 245. Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board, 1997. 63 pages. ISBN: 030960230.

Document is out-of-print. A photocopy can be purchased from the Transportation Research Board, Publication Sales, (202) 334-3213.

Leader, Sheldon. Telecommunications Handbook for Transportation Professionals: the Basics of Telecommunications. United States: Federal Highway Administration, 2004. 287 pages.  Also available from: http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/telecomm_handbook/index.htm; Accessed March 2006.

Originally published in 1987 as the Communications Handbook for Traffic Control Systems, the 1st update was published in 1993.  Due to advances in the technology of telecommunications this new handbook was created to provide an introduction to telecommunication technology and process for transportation engineers and project managers involved in the design and deployment of traffic signal and freeway management systems.

May, Adolf D. Traffic Flow Fundamentals. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1990. 464 pages. ISBN: 0139260722.

Addresses the fundamental characteristics of traffic flow, relationships and techniques for analysis. Initially examines traffic flow on a microscopic and macroscopic level, then provides a framework for analytical techniques. Ordering information available at Institute of Transportation Engineers’ web site:
http://www.ite.org/cgi-bin/searcht.cgi

National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control. Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada. Ottawa, Ontario: Transportation Association of Canada, 1998. 4th ed. 1 vol. ISBN: 1551870991.

Provides optimum standards and preferred methods in the design dimensions and applications of devices. Includes 84-page 2000 update. TAC offers an annual subscription package for updates to the manual. Ordering information available at publisher’s website: https://mediant.magma.ca/tacatc/bookstore/membership.cfm

National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control. Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada: Sign Pattern Manual. Ottawa, Ontario: Transportation Association of Canada, 1993. 200 pages.

A companion volume to the Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada, it provides users and manufacturers with accurate patterns to be used when producing traffic control signs. Updated CD ROM (2001) available for purchase.  Ordering information available at publisher’s web site:
https://mediant.magma.ca/tacatc/bookstore/membership.cfm

National Electrical Manufacturers Association. Traffic Controller Assemblies with NTCIP Requirements, Version 02.06. Rosslyn, Virginia: The Association, 2003. 212 pages. (TS2-2003)

Defines a performance-oriented standard for traffic signaling equipment used to facilitate and expedite safe movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Also includes requirements for equipment compliance with National Transportation Communications Protocol (NTCIP) standards when installed. Ordering information available at publisher’s website: http://www.nema.org. Purchasing services are provided by http://www.global.ihs.com/

Newell, G. F. Theory of Highway Traffic Signals. Berkeley, California: Institute of Transportation Studies, 1989. 442 pages.

Presents a scientific approach to the theory of highway traffic signal control. Ordering information available at publisher’s web site, click on ITS Berkeley Publications Database and search for item:
http://www.its.berkeley.edu/publications/

O’Flaherty, Coleman A. (ed.) Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering. London: Arnold ; New York: Wiley, c1997. 544 pages.  ISBN: 0340662794.

Successor to the first volume of O’Flaherty’s Highways. The content has been expanded and updated. Ordering information available at publisher’s website:
http://books.elsevier.com/bookscat/links/details.asp?isbn=0340662794

Pline, James L. (ed.) Traffic Engineering Handbook. Washington, D.C.: Institute of Transportation Engineers, 1999. 5th ed. 720 pages. ISBN: 0935403337.

Edition provides a current, updated source of information for people entering the practice of traffic engineering and for those already practicing. Each chapter was written by notable and experienced authors and reviewed by a panel of traffic engineering experts. Ordering information available at publisher’s web site:
http://www.ite.org/cgi-bin/searcht.cgi

Robertson, H. Douglas. (ed.) Manual of Transportation Engineering Studies. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 2000. 624 pages. ISBN: 0130975699.

Shows how to conduct several transportation engineering studies in the field. Discusses experimental design, statistical analyses, data presentation techniques, and report writing concepts. Provides guidelines for both oral and written presentation of study results. Includes useful forms for various transportation studies. Ordering information available at Institute of Transportation Engineers’ web site: http://www.ite.org/cgi-bin/searcht.cgi

Roess, Roger P., William R. McShane, and Elena S. Prassas. Traffic Engineering. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2004. 3rd ed. 786 pages. ISBN: 0131424718.

In-depth coverage of traffic engineering, including design construction operation, maintenance and system optimization. Ordering information available at Prentice Hall web site:  http://vig.prenhall.com.

Salter, Richard J. and N.B. Hounsell. Highway Traffic Analysis and Design. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1996. 3rd ed. 392 pages. ISBN: 0333609034.

Text deals with key elements of current traffic engineering theory and practice. Part One, on traffic surveys and prediction, provides introduction to transportation planning methodologies and models. Part Two, on analysis and design for highway traffic, covers descriptors of traffic behavior, such as flow, speed, density and capacity and their interrelationships. Ordering information available at: http://www.amazon.com

Sessions, Gordon M. Traffic Devices: Historical Aspects Thereof. Washington, DC: Institute of Traffic Engineers, 1971. 149 pages.

Traces international development of all types of traffic control devices from 250 B.C. to 1970. Ordering information available at the Institute of Transportation Engineers web site: http://www.ite.org/cgi-bin/searcht.cgi

Transportation Association of Canada. Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads. Ottawa, Ontario: TAC = ATC, 1999. 2 vols. ISBN: 1551871319.

Guide updates, combines and replaces the 1986 Geometric Design Guide and the Urban Supplement to the Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads. Expanded areas covering design consistency, roundabouts, rumble strips, truck escape ramps, design vehicle dimensions, retrofit design, aesthetics, ramp design, speed for trucks and pedestrian accommodation. Ordering information available at the TAC web site: https://mediant.magma.ca/tacatc/bookstore/membership.cfm

Transportation Research Board. Advanced Traffic Management Systems and Automated Highway Systems 2000. Transportation Research Record No. 1727. Washington D.C.: The Board, 2000. 161 pages. ISBN: 0309067340.

Ordering information available at Transportation Research Board web site: http://gulliver.trb.org/bookstore/

Transportation Research Board. Highway Capacity Manual. Washington, D.C.: The Board, 2000. 1 vol.

Highway Capacity Manual 2000, or HCM 2000, is a completely revised, updated and expanded edition that reflects the results of a multiyear, multimillion-dollar research effort by NCHRP, FHWA, TCRP, and TRB. Available in U.S. customary units, and metric units, in paper and CD-ROM. Ordering information available at the Transportation Research Board web site: http://gulliver.trb.org/bookstore/

Transportation Research Board. Traffic Control Devices, Visibility, and Rail-Highway Grade Crossings 2005. Transportation Research Record No. 1918. Washington, D.C.:  The Board, 2005. 127 pages. ISBN: 0309093910.

Ordering information available from Transportation Research Board web site: http://gulliver.trb.org/bookstore/

Transportation Research Board.  Traffic Flow Theory and Highway Capacity and Quality of Service, 2004. Transportation Research Record No. 1883. Washington, D.C.: The Board, 2004. 202 pages. ISBN: 030909478X.

This two-part volume of papers on traffic flow theory and on highway capacity and quality of services delves into structural properties of Helbing’s traffic flow model, relationships between occupancy and density in reflecting average vehicle lengths, freeway users’ perceptions of quality of services, and variations in queue discharge patterns and their implications in analysis of signalized intersections. Ordering information available for Transportation Research Board web site:
http://gulliver.trb.org/bookstore/

U. S.  Federal Highway Administration.  Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).  Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2004. 2003 ed. with Revision no. 1 incorporated. 1 vol. Also available from: http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov; Accessed April 2006.

Contains national design, application, placement standards, and guidance for all traffic control devices such as sign, signals and pavement markings.  Purchasing information available from the following web sites:
https://bookstore.transportation.org/
http://www.ite.org/bookstore/index.asp

U.S.  Federal Highway Administration. Standard Highway Signs  Including Pavement Markings and Standard Alphabets. Washington, D.C.: Federal Highway Administration, 2004. 2004 ed.. 1 vol. Also available from: http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/ser-shs_millennium.htm; Accessed April 2006.

Revisions are published periodically. Previous editions can be purchased from the U.S. Government Bookstore: http://bookstore.gpo.gov/

U.S.  Federal Highway Administration. Traffic Control Systems Handbook. Washington, D.C.:  The Administration, 1996. 684 pages.  (FHWA-SA-95-032).

The Traffic Control Systems Handbook is being revised to reflect the changes in technology and associated standards, the state of the practice and recent FHWA requirements. The updated version will continue to help users understand the basic elements of traffic control systems and serve as a basic reference for the practicing traffic engineer. Online availability was expected by April 2006.

 

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

National Highway Institute. NHI: Course Catalog. Available from:  http://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/training/brows_catalog.aspx; Accessed October 2007.

The website of the National Highway Institute.  Of specific interest in the course catalog is the category called Design and Traffic Operations.  Course schedules are included.


Basic References: Traffic Safety

Compiled by Robert Sweet
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
Revised by John Gallwey
Institute of Transportation Studies, Berkeley

PRINT SOURCES

Agent, Kenneth R. with Jerry G. Pigman and Ronald E. Langley. 2001 Traffic Safety Issues Opinion Survey. Lexington, Ky.: University of Kentucky Transportation Center, 2002. 20 pages.

Also available online at: http://www.ktc.uky.edu/Reports/KTC%5F02%5F04%5FSPR249%5F02%5F1F.pdf

American Automobile Association. Digest of Motor Laws. 72nd ed. Washington, D.C.: AAA Government Relations, 2006. 679 pages. ISBN: 1595081585.

Updated annually.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan: a Comprehensive Plan to Substantially Reduce Vehicle-Related Fatalities and Injuries on the Nation's Highways. Washington, D.C.: AASHTO, 2005. [Rev. and updated]. 38 pages.

Also available online at: http://safety.transportation.org/doc/Safety-StrategicHighwaySafetyPlan.pdf

Block, Alan W. with Patricia Vanderwolf. 2003 Motor Vehicle Occupant Safety. Washington, D.C.: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2003. 5 vols.

v. 1. Methodology report -- v. 2. Safety belt report -- v. 3. Air bags report -- v. 4. Crash injury and emergency services report -- v. 5. Child safety seat report.

Farmer, Charles M. Relationships of Frontal Offset Crash Test Results to Real-World Driver Fatality Rates. Arlington, Va.: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 2004. 15 leaves.

Glassbrenner, Donna. Safety Belt Use in 2003: Demographic Characteristics. Washington, D.C.: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2004. 23 pages.

Glassbrenner, Donna. Safety Belt Use in 2003: Use Rates in the States and Territories. Washington, D.C.: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2004. 18 pages.

National Research Council (U.S.). Committee for the Study of a Motor Vehicle Rollover Rating System. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Rating System for Rollover Resistance: an Assessment. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 2002. 135 pages. ISBN: 0309072492.

Also available online at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10308.html

National Safety Council. Committee on Motor Vehicle Traffic Accident Classification. Manual on Classification of Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents. 6th ed. Chicago, Ill.: The Council, 1997. 32 pages.

Also available online from: http://www.nsc.org/public/mem/ansid16_1.pdf; Accessed February 2006.

Nordhoff, Larry S. Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries: Biomechanics, Diagnosis, and
Management. 2nd ed. Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2005. 638 pages.

Greatly expanded from the first edition. Focuses on the clinical management of mild to moderate motor vehicle collision injuries. Examines international perspectives on collision injury mechanisms, diagnosis, management, and prognosis protocol. Describes legal implications and clarifies insurance policies.

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. Keeping Children Safe in Traffic. Paris: OECD, 2004. 128 pages.

Also available online from SourceOECD: http://puck.sourceoecd.org/

Penenberg, Adam L. Tragic Indifference: One Man's Battle with the Auto Industry Over the Dangers of SUVs. New York: HarperBusiness, 2003. 342 pages. ISBN: 0060090588.

An account of attorney Tab Turner’s campaign to force Ford and Firestone improve the safety performance of their rollover-prone vehicles and easily shredding tires.

Skszek, Sherry L. Actual Speeds on the Roads Compared to the Posted Limits. Phoenix, Ariz.: Arizona Dept. of Transportation, 2004. 102 pages.

Society of Automotive Engineers. SAE Motor Vehicle Safety and Environmental Terminology. Warrendale, Pa.: The Society, 1995. 328 pages.

Transportation Research Board. Guidance for Implementation of the AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan. National Cooperative Highway Research Program report; no. 500.Washington, D.C.: Transportation Research Board, 2003-2005. 17 vols.

Performed in cooperation with AASHTO and the Federal Highway Administration.
Vol. 1. A guide for addressing aggressive-driving collisions -- v. 2. A guide for addressing collisions involving unlicensed drivers and drivers with suspended or revoked licenses -- v. 3. A guide for addressing collisions with trees in hazardous locations -- v. 4. A guide for addressing head-on collisions -- v. 5. A guide for addressing unsignalized intersection collisions -- v. 6. A guide for addressing run-off-road collision -- v. 7. A guide for reducing collisions on horizontal curves -- v. 8. A guide for reducing collisions involving utility poles -- v. 9. A guide for reducing collisions involving older drivers -- v. 10. A guide for reducing collisions involving pedestrians -- v. 11. A guide for increasing seatbelt use -- v. 12. A guide for reducing collisions at signalized intersections -- v. 14. A guide for reducing crashes involving drowsy and distracted drivers -- v. 15. A guide for enhancing rural emergency medical services -- v. 16. A guide for reducing alcohol-related collisions -- v. 17. A guide for reducing work zone collisions.
All are available online at the TRB publications web page: http://www.trb.org/trb/publications/publications.asp

U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Digest of State Alcohol-Highway
Safety Related Legislation. 15th ed. Washington, D.C.: The Administration 1997.

Also available online at: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/6000/6200/6272/723.pdf

U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Highway Safety in Black/African-American Communities: Issues and Strategies. Washington, D.C.: The Administration, 2004. 110 pages in various pagings.

Also available online at: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/research/BLAfAmerCommIssues/pages/toc.html

U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration Strategic Plan. Washington, D.C.: The Administration, 1994. 28 pages.

U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration: Strategic Execution Plan. Washington, D.C.: The Administration, 1994. 52 pages.

U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Traffic Safety Facts: A
Compilation of Motor Vehicle Crash Data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System and the General Estimates System. Washington, D.C.: The Administration. Annual.

Also available online at: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/departments/nrd-30/ncsa/AvailInf.html

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. Center for National Truck
Statistics. Buses Involved in Fatal Accidents. Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMTRI. Annual. 1999-

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. Center for National Truck
Statistics. Trucks Involved in Fatal Accidents. Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMTRI. Annual. 1989-

 

ELETRONIC RESOURCES

American Automobile Association. AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Washington, D.C.: The Association. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.aaafoundation.org/home

American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association.  Indiana, Pa.: The Association. Website accessed October 2007: http://adtsea.iup.edu

American Traffic Safety Services Association. Fredericksburg, Va.: The Association. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.atssa.com  

Australian Transport Safety Bureau. Canberra City, ACT: The Bureau. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.atsb.gov.au

Canada Safety Council. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.safety-council.org

Drivers.com. Toronto: PDE Publications, Inc. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.drivers.com

Information on driving, automobiles, traffic safety and technological innovations affecting the practice of driving.

FHWA/NHTSA National Crash Analysis Center. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.ncac.gwu.edu

Home page of the FHWA/NHTSA sponsored National Crash Analysis Center at George Washington University. The Center concentrates on motor vehicle crash research. Website contains information on its film library, animation, mode, and software archives, and papers and publications. Also contains information on its ongoing research.

Institut National de Recherche sur les Transports et Leurs Sécurité (INRETS).
Arcueil, France: INRETS. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.inrets.fr/index.e.html

INRETS is the French National Institute for Transport & Safety Research.

Liikenneturva. Helsinki: Liikenneturva. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.liikenneturva.fi/en/index.php

Liikenneturva = the Central Organization for Traffic Safety in Finland. Many of the materials on the site are available in English, and the site includes the database of the organization’s library.

Network of Employers for Traffic Safety.  Vienna, Va.: NETS. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.trafficsafety.org

“NETS is a public/private partnership that engages employers of all sizes and industry-types in seeking, developing, and expanding best practices in traffic safety.”

International Road Traffic and Accident Database.  Paris: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Website accessed October 2007: http://cemt.org/IRTAD 

Platewire: Pulse of the Road. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.platewire.com

A forum for reporting and discussing dangerous driving.  The license numbers of offending drivers can be submitted and their bad behavior described.  Provides an interesting and alarming profile of crazy driving behavior across the USA and the stress it imposes on other road users. As of late 2006 the site was growing rapidly, with a Canadian section, and plans to open in Australia, New Zealand and the UK (although there was already an equivalent site for the UK at http://www.baddriving.com).

Poindexter, Keith N. Passenger Vehicle Crash Involvement Rates by Vehicle Model Year. Washington, D.C.: National Center for Statistics and Analysis, 2003. (Traffic safety facts. Research note). Online document accessed October 2007: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/809-691.PDF

Covers 1985 to 2002.

Prévention Routière Internationale = International Road Safety Organization = Internazionale Verkehrssicherheit. Lisbon, Portugal: PRI. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.lapri.org

Information on the organization’s mission, activities, research, conferences and publications.

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Established in 1980, SafetyBeltSafe is the national non-profit organization dedicated to child passenger safety in the USA.

Starnes, Marc. Child Pedestrian Fatality Rates by Striking Vehicle Body Type: a Comparison of Passenger Cars, Sport Utility Vehicles, Pickups, and Vans. Washington, D.C.: National Center for Statistics and Analysis, 2003. (Traffic safety facts. Research note). Online document accessed October 2007: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/809-640.PDF  

SWOV: Institute for Road Safety Research. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.swov.nl

Founded in 1962, SWOV is the main organization for road safety research in the Netherlands.

Traffic Injury Research Foundation. Ottawa: TIRF. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.trafficinjuryresearch.com/index.cfm

U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Summary of State Speed Laws.
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Organized in three sections: (1) Introduction; (2) Summary Tables; (3) State by State Analysis. The State by State Analysis is organized by State and then by specific legal topic.

Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse. College Station, Tex.: Texas Transportation Institute. Website accessed October 2007: http://wzsafety.tamu.edu

Founded in February 1998 by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association and the Federal Highway Administration, the Clearinghouse provides information to government agencies, public and private organizations, and the general public concerning safety in traffic work zones.

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Information on highway and motor vehicle safety and technical assistance, including child passenger safety, child seat inspections, school bus safety and disability resources.

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A database of crash test safety ratings for all automobiles since 1990.

U.S. Federal Highway Administration. National Traffic and Road Closure Information.  Website accessed October 2007: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/

USroads.com. TranSafety, Inc. Website accessed October 2007: http://www.usroads.com

TranSafety, Inc. is an independent source for publications and information on road transportation and safety. The site offers full text archives of the Road Management and Engineering Journal and the Road Injury Prevention and Litigation Journal, and an archive of full-text articles. There are also links to transportation and travel-related Web sites.




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