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Railroads. Rapid transit systems

  • From Rail to Road and Back Again?by Ralf Roth; Colin Divall

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 144.95

    In this volume, the mutual interdependence between road and rail transport is investigated, providing a fascinating reappraisal of the complex and shifting nature of European transportation over the last hundred years. The first half of the collection examines how railway companies reacted to increasing competition from road transport. The second part... more...

  • Railways of the North Penninesby Dr Tom Bell

    The History Press 2015; US$ 27.69

    This history describes how the two pioneering railways of northern England, the Stockton and Darlington and Newcastle and Carlisle railways, developed from unsuccessful canal proposals and how they, with the ill-fated Stanhope and Tyne Railway, initiated the development of the railway system that served the North Pennine Orefield. It reveals the public... more...

  • Urban Transportation Innovations Worldwideby Roger L. Kemp; Carl J. Stephani

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    This handbook of urban transportation planning presents case studies detailing 40 best practices from 33 states in America and 19 countries on six continents. Cities around the world have improved transportation options for their citizens. Roadways have seen the addition of walkways and bicycle lanes, and light-rail transit systems have reduced street... more...

  • Mobility and Transportationby Wulf-Holger Arndt

    JOVIS Verlag 2015; US$ 19.18

    While the trend towards the growth of megacities creates huge challenges, it also offers the opportunity for reshaping mobility patterns in cities, promoting energy efficiency and principles of low carbon development. In this volume, an overview is provided of solutions comprising concepts for sustainable transportation through intelligent management,... more...

  • Urbanism and Transportby Helmut Holzapfel

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Helmut Holzapfel?s Urbanism and Transport , a bestseller in its own country, now available in English, examines the history and the future of urban design for transport in major European cities. Urbanism and Transport shows how the automobile has come to dominate the urban landscape of cities throughout the world, providing thought-provoking analysis... more...

  • Ökonomische Konzepte und ihre Anwendung in der Verkehrswissenschaftby Karl-Hans Hartwig

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2015; US$ 29.61

    Der verkehrswissenschaftliche Tagungsband beschäftigt sich mit aktuellen Problemen der Verkehrsökonomik und Verkehrspolitik. Angesichts der geringen Profitabilität von Airlines werden die Möglichkeiten untersucht, ob Fusionen und Übernahmen dazu beitragen können die wirtschaftliche Lage der europäischen Airlines zu verbessern. Für die Schieneninfrastruktur... more...

  • Energy Efficiency in the Urban Environmentby Heba Allah Essam E. Khalil; Essam E. Khalil

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 129.95

    List of Figures List of Tables Preface Acknowledgements About the Authors Energy-Efficient Quality of Life General Energy Efficiency Concepts, Definitions and Measures Quality of Life as an Indicator for Human Progress Quality of Life versus Standard of Living Concepts Quality of Life Indices Ecological Footprint and Human... more...

  • Protecting Transportationby R William Johnstone

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 74.95

    Protecting Transportation: Implementing Security Policies and Programs provides a thorough overview of transportation security in the United States, with a focus on policy. The book coversall major transportation modes and puts the American security system into perspective against other national and international systems. Author R. William Johnstone,... more...

  • Hauptbahnhof Wien. Vienna Main Stationby Roman Bönsch

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 56.00

    Austria's capital receives a new transport hub in 2014: Vienna Central Railroad Station. The book shows the construction of the transit hub in the Transeuropean rail network. This project triggered the transformation of entire urban area and its surroundings. Sigi Herzog`s photographs as well as historical views complement photographs... more...

  • Manchurian Railways and the Opening of China: An International Historyby Bruce Elleman; Stephen Kotkin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    The railways of Manchuria offer an intriguing vantage point for an international history of northeast Asia. Before the completion of the Trans-Siberian railway in 1916, the only rail route from the Imperial Russian capital of St. Petersburg to the Pacific port of Vladivostok transited Manchuria. A spur line from the Manchurian city of Harbin led south... more...