Transportation Planning

Bajpai, Jitendra N. Forecasting the Basic Inputs to Transportation Planning at the Zonal Level, Washington, D.C. , Transportation Research Board, 1990, 55p. National cooperative Highway research program report 328. NTIS order number is PB 90-272030 XSP.

Recommends a combination of Delphi method and formal analytical methods as the best approach to forecast sub-regional socioeconomic variables. Local road design may be severely affected by data errors.

Banister, David. Transport Planning in the UK, USA and Europe. New York: E & FN Spon, 1994, 247p.

Describes how transportation planning evolved and its relationship to policy decisions.

Bell, Michael G. H. and Chris Cassir, eds. Reliability of Transport Networks. Philadelphia, PA: Research Studies Press, 2000, 256 p.

This title is a collection of papers submitted at a Kyoto University seminar as a follow up to the catastrophic effects of a 1995 earthquake on the transportation network of Kobe, Japan. Examines the reliability of the network as a whole when parts of it are not performing well due to accidents, construction, weather, demonstrations, etc. Topics include measurement of reliability, traveler decision making under uncertainty, providing traveler information and the design of transportation networks.

Bond, Eric. Transportation Infrastructure Investments and Regional Trade Liberalization. Washington, DC: World Bank, 1997, 29p.

This is Policy Research Working Paper 1851 by the Development Research Group.

Chen, Kan and John C. Miles. ITS Handbook 2000: Recommendations from the World Road Association/Permanent International Association of Road Congresses (PIARC) Committee on Intelligent Transport. Boston, MA: Artech House, 1999, 434p.

Intelligent transportation systems are examined using 15 case studies that look at technical, organizational and commercial issues.

Citro, Constance F. and Janet l. Norwood, eds. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics: Priorities for the Future. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1997, 146p.

Crawford, Jason A. and Raymond A. Krammes. A Critical Analysis of Sketch-Planning Tools for Evaluating the Emission Benefits of Transportation Control. College Station, TX: Texas Transportation Institute, 1993, 99p. NTIS order number is PB 95-216461 XSP.

Compares the Systems Applications International (SAI) and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) methods that developed after the passage of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments.

Dowling, Richard G. Planning Techniques to Estimate Speeds and Service Volumes for Planning Applications. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1997, 99p. NTIS order number is PB 97-180871 XSP.

Speed and volume-estimating methods for long range transportation planning are covered as well as traffic impact analysis, sketch planning and investment study applications.

Easa, Said and Donald Samdah. Transportation, Land use and Air Quality: Making the Connection: Conference Poceedings, May 17-20, 1998, The Benson, Portland, OR. Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 1998, 742p.

Ettema, Dick and Harry Timmermans, eds. Activity Based Approaches to Travel Analysis. Oxford, United Kingdom: Elsevier Science Ltd, 1997, 371

This title is a research review of activity based travel analysis and an overview of new research in the area.

Heightchew, Robert E. Jr. On the Evolution of Urban Transportation Planning Theory and Technique in the United States. College Park, MD: University of Maryland, 1981, 238 leaves.

Hewitt, William W. Survey of State and Local Transportation Plans: the Final Report. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Transportation, 1980, 63p.

Himanen, Veli, Peter Nijkamp and Aura Reggiani, eds. Neural Networks in Transport Applications. Brookfield, VT: Ashgate, 1998, 364p.

Manheim, Marvin L. Transportation Decision-Making: a Guide to Social and Environmental Considerations. Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board, 1975, 135p.

Nijkamp, Peter and Eddy Blaas. Impact Assessment and Evaluation in Transportation Planning. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994, 251p.

This book discusses how the decision making process works when there are a number of non comparable projects involving public money. The authors also discuss the importance of decision support in transportation planning.

O'Flaherty, Coleman A. Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering. New York: Wiley, 1997, 544p.

This is an examination of the practice and principles and practice of transport planning. It discusses traffic surveys, accident investigation and traffic management.

Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas, Inc. Land Use Impacts of Transportation: a Guidebook. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1999, 165p. BTIS order number is PB 2000 103016 XSP.

This guidebook provides information about how land use is factored into transportation planning. It is intended to provide information about the tools and procedures available to evaluate the impacts of land use on transportation planning.

Schoon, John G. Transportation Systems and Service Policy: a Project Based Introduction. New York: Chapman & Hall, 1996, 198p.

This book provides a guide to urban transportation planning and design. It provides the tools needed to turn concepts into practical plans and an understanding of problems encountered in practice.

Teodorovi'c, Dusan and Katarina Vukadinovic. Traffic Control and Transport Planning: a Fuzzy Sets and Neural Networks Approach. Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998, 387p.

This title provides an overview and explanation of the basic concepts of fuzzy set theory and how this theory is applied to transportation planning.

Transportation Research Board. Forecasting, Travel Behavior and Network Modeling. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1998, 193p.

U. S. Department of Transportation. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Transportation Statistics Annual Report 1994. Washington, DC: U. S. Department of Transportation, 1994, 228p. NTIS order number is PB 96-125695XSP. See also http://www.bts.gov.

This is the first in a series of annual statistical publications by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). It was established by Congress to compile, analyze and make more accessible data from the various modes of transportation from within the DOT and other agencies and organizations.

U. S. Department of Transportation. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Transportation Statistics Annual Report 1995: the Economic Performance of Transportation. Washington, DC: U. S. Department of Transportation, 1995, 184p. NTIS order number is PB 2001-100253XSP. See also http://www.bts.gov.

Includes data on productivity, investments, economic performance, trends and projections.

U. S. Department of Transportation. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Transportation Statistics Annual Report 1996: Transportation and the Environment. Washington, DC: 1996, 283p. NTIS order number is PB 97-150080XSP. See also http://www.bts.gov.

U. S. Department of Transportation. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Transportation Statistics Annual Report 1997: Mobility and Access. Washington, DC: U. S. Department of Transportation, 1997, 306p. NTIS order numbers is PB 97-205769XSP. See also http://www.bts.gov.

U. S. Department of Transportation. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Transportation Statistics Annual Report 1998: Long-Distance Travel and Freight. Washington, DC: U. S. Department of Transportation, 1998, 226p. NTIS order number is PB 99-104333XSP. See also http://www.bts.gov.

In addition to the usual annual data this report has a detailed analysis of long distance passenger travel and freight activity based upon the American Travel Survey and the Commodity Flow Survey conducted by the U. S. Bureau of the Census.

U. S. Department of Transportation. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Transportation Statistics Annual Report 1999. Washington, DC: U. S. Department of Transportation, 1999, 196p. NTIS order number is PB 2000-102541XSP. See also http://www.bts.gov.

U. S. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration and Urban Mass Transportation Administration. Sources of Information on Transportation Planning Methods. Revised. Washington, DC: U. S. Department of Transportation, 1986, 128p. NTIS order number is PB 87-120697 XSP.

This is a bibliography of technical reports. It covers various transportation planning topics such as land use, rapid rail transit and trip generation.

U. S. Department of Transportation. Research and Special Programs Administration. A Plan for the Future of Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. Washington, DC: U. S. Department of Transportation, 1991, 33p.

Weiner, Edward. Evolution of Urban Transportation Planning. Washington, DC: U. S. Department of Transportation, 1976, 30 leaves.

Weiner, Edward. Urban Transportation Planning in the United States: an Historical Overview. Revised and expanded edition. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishgers, 1999, 272p.

Summarizes key events in the evolution of urban transportation planning. Includes changes in technology, philosophy, processes, and institutions as well as legislation, policy and regulations. Arranged chronologically, it includes events such as the Clean Air Act amendments, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, intelligent vehicle highway systems, MAGLEV, etc.

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