Handbook of Transportation Engineering

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This is a comprehensive, problem-solving engineering guide on the strategic planning, development, and maintenance of public and private transportation systems. Covering all modes of transportation on land, air, and water, the Handbook shows how to solve specific problems, such as facility improvement, cost reduction, or operations optimization at local, regional, national, and international levels.

* Extensive sections on road construction and maintenance, bridge construction and repair, and mass transit systems
* Examines airline traffic control systems, airline schedule planning, and airline ground operation
* Covers marine, rail, and freight transportation

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM UPGRADES

For anyone striving to increase the efficiency, performance, capacity, or safety of any transportation system, Myer Kutz's Handbook of Transportation Engineering is an unbeatable asset. Packed with practical tools and strategies, this problem-solving resource helps you forge transport system solutions that work on all levels, including the all-important bottom line.

IMPROVE ANY SYSTEM
Covering all varieties of transportation systems -- air, rail, road, and water; local, regional, national, and international; freight and passenger, and facilities -- Handbook of Transportation Engineering provides:

* Problem-solving engineering tools for transportation systems of all types, including mass transit
* Planning and design techniques, with examples of successful applications
* Stratagems for deriving positive results from the complex interplay among policy-making, planning, management, operations, and technology
* Guidance on cost-effective repair of roads and bridges
* Methods for improving air traffic control systems, airline scheduling, and ground operations
* Practical applications that solve problems in rail and freight transportation
* Expert help with noise and air pollution

About the Author:

Myer Kutz has been president of Myer Kutz Associates, Inc., a publishing and information services consulting firm, since 1990. He was vice president in charge of scientific/technical publishing at John Wiley & Sons for 5 years. He has been a member of the board of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and chair of the ASME Publications Committee. He has a BS in mechanical engineering from MIT and a master's degree from RPI. He is the editor of Standard Handbook of Biomedical Engineering and Design, also published by McGraw-Hill.

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