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Railroads. Rapid transit systems

  • London's Railways 1967-1977by Jim Blake

    Wharncliffe 2015; US$ 22.99

    This pictorial book covers London's railways from 1967 to 1977, showing the transition from steam to diesel and electric traction.This volume has a very readable narrative, telling tales of the authors adventures during his many trips around the London railway network.The volume encapsulates a period of time in Britain, during which a great deal... more...

  • Informal Public Transport in Practiceby Dr Meleckidzedeck Khayesi; Professor Margaret Grieco

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Transport discourse often concentrates on what is missing from transport policy and practice in developing countries vis-ŕ-vis high-income countries rather than articulating local creativity in responding to transport needs as revealed in informal public transport modes such as matatu, motorcycle, bicycle and animal transport. This book helps to correct... more...

  • Street Smartby Samuel I. Schwartz; William Rosen

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 26.99

    With wit and sharp insight, former Traffic Commissioner of New York City, Sam Schwartz a.k.a. Gridlock Sam,? one of the most respected transportation engineers in the world and consummate insider in NYC political circles, uncovers how American cities became so beholden to cars and why the current shift away from that trend will forever alter America?s... more...

  • Climate Change and Adaptation Planning for Portsby Adolf K. Y. Ng; Austin Becker; Stephen Cahoon; Shu-Ling Chen; Paul Earl; Zaili Yang

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    As key links in transportation and supply chains, the effect of climate change on seaports has broad implications for the development prospects of the global economy. However, the picture is very uncertain because the impacts of climate change will be felt very differently around the world, both positively and negatively. This book addresses the need... more...

  • Public Private Partnerships in Transportby Athena Roumboutsos

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 150.00

    Over the last thirty years Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) have been used to deliver transport capital projects and services. PPPs are complex arrangements that require a multi-disciplinary approach in order to assure their success, though research on the subject has been fragmented. This book fills the gap in existing literature by providing... more...

  • I Tried to Run a Railwayby Gerard Fiennes

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.99

    World-renowned railwayman Gerry Fiennes shares his first-hand experiences of the inner workings of the British rail network through its most significant developments during the twentieth century. more...

  • Mobility Patterns and Urban Structureby Dr Cecília Silva; Dr Paulo Pinho; Professor Markus Hesse; Professor Richard Knowles

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Despite extensive efforts to understand the overall effect of urban structure on the current patterns of urban mobility, we are still far from a consensual perspective on this complex matter. To help build agreement on the factors influencing travel behaviour, this book discusses the influence of alternative urban structures on sustainable mobility.... more...

  • Urban Transport without the hot airby Steve Melia

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2015; US$ 21.86

    Everyone is a transport user, and most of us live in towns or cities, but how much of what we take for granted about transport is true? This book looks at the current situation of transport in UK cities and considers how we can get ease congestion and move toward a more sustainable future. Accessibly written, Urban Transport without the hot air looks... more...

  • Securing Transportation Systemsby Simon Hakim; Gila Albert; Yoram Shiftan

    Wiley 2015; US$ 99.95

    Addresses a variety of challenges and solutions within the transportation security sphere in order to protect our transportation systems • Provides innovative solutions to improved communication and creating joint operations centers to manage response to threats • Details technological measures to protect our transportation infrastructure,... more...

  • Sustainable Urban Transportby Maria Attard; Yoram Shiftan

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2015; US$ 144.95

    This publication brings together an international group of researchers and presents work from different countries dealing with issues related to transport policy, attitudes and mode choice, car sharing and alternative modes of transport, and discusses the future of non-motorized modes of transport. more...