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  • The Transport System and Transport Policyby Bert Van Wee; Jan Anne Annema; David Banister

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    Transport impacts on people and businesses in many different ways, and presents some of the key problems that decision-makers need to address. This comprehensive textbook introduces the transport system in a holistic and multidisciplinary way, bringing together the myriad components of transport. This textbook is written for an international readership... more...

  • British Railwaysby Tanya Jackson

    The History Press 2013; US$ 27.69

    British Rail was a success. It successfully carried millions of commuters to and from their jobs every day; organised its trunk route services to yield a profit under the brand name 'Inter-City'; pioneered world-beating research and technological development through its own research centre and engineering subsidiary. It transformed the railway system... more...

  • Human Transitby Jarrett Walker

    Springer 2012; US$ 35.00

    Public transit is a powerful tool for addressing a huge range of urban problems, including traffic congestion and economic development as well as climate change. But while many people support transit in the abstract, it's often hard to channel that support into good transit investments. In Human Transit, Jarrett Walker supplies the basic tools,... more...

  • The American Railwayby Thomas Curtis Clark

    Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    The American Railway is an exciting look at the railroad industry in the 1880?s and how it developed as the business boomed. Discover detailed texts about how railroads were built, the types of railways, the lives of railway workers, the various ways the railway affected political and business economics, as well as the safety precautions of people... more...

  • A-Z of British Bus Bodiesby James Taylor

    Crowood 2013; US$ 36.46

    A-Z of British Bus Bodies sets out to offer a first port of call for anyone with an interest in those who built bus and coach bodies in Britain and Ireland between 1919 and 1975. From charabanc to service bus, from luxury coach to municipal double-decker, the sheer variety of public service vehicle (PSV) bodies is astonishing. The alphabetical listing... more...

  • The Redemptive Workby Kim A. Clark

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 29.99

    At the turn of the century, diverse political, economic, and social conditions divided Ecuador. During the construction of the Guayaquil-Quito Railway, the people of Ecuador faced the challenge of working together. The Redemptive Work: Railway and Nation in Ecuador, 1895D1930 examines local, regional, and national perspectives on the building of the... more...

  • Transport Security Manualby J. J. Keller

    J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. 2013; US$ 229.00

    J. J. Keller's Transport Security Manual provides best practice and how-to information on security concerns, cargo theft, and terrorist threats. Contains current information on requirements for hazmat employee security awareness training and tools to help you stay compliant. Features several key transportation topics: Border Crossing security measures... more...

  • Regulating Transport in Europeby M. Finger; T. Holvad

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    This book concerns the regulation of transport within a European context, covering air, inland waterways, rail, road passenger and freight, urban public transport, and short sea shipping. All these sectors have experienced substantial changes over the last two decades, in terms of ownership, competition and liberalisation, and the book explores the... more...

  • Better Regulation of Public-Private Partnerships for Transport Infrastructureby OECD Publishing; International Transport Forum

    OECD Publishing 2013; US$ 63.00

    Many governments seek to attract private finance for infrastructure through public-private partnerships (PPPs) in order to maintain investment at the same time as limiting public spending. Experience with PPPs has, however, been mixed. Some transport PPP projects have delivered major cost savings but many more have exceeded their budgets. PPPs are... more...

  • Harriman vs. Hillby Larry Haeg

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    In 1901, two titans of American railroads set their sights on the Northern Pacific. The subsequent battle was unprecedented in the history of American enterprise, pitting not only James J. Hill against Edward Harriman but also Big Oil against Big Steel and J. P. Morgan against the Rockefellers, with a supporting cast of enough wealthy investors to... more...