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Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS): Past, Present and Future Directions

Editor: Gaetano Fusco (Università degli studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, Dipartimento Idraulica, Trasporti e Strade, Roma, Italy)

Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D

Publication Date: 2017

Book Description:
Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS): Past, Present and Future Directions introduces the reader to the fundamentals of the ITS. It provides an overview of their evolution, starting from the earliest experiments on the route guidance systems in the 70s to their current deployment, and discusses the main challenges to face for their future development.

Binding: Hardcover
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ISBN: 978-1-53611-815-5
ISBN: 978-1-53611-830-8

Price: $230.00
Price: $230.00


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Aviation and Airport Security: Management, Improvement Strategies and Future Challenges

Editor: Don Lawrence

Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D

Publication Date: 2017

Book Description:
Chapter One summarizes research on the seismic performance of air traffic control (ATC) towers, discusses their shortcomings and puts forward recommendations for future studies. Chapter Two covers the construction of an airport for the capital of Germany that has an erratic history dating back to the early nineties. During the long planning period, the employment impacts of a major airport played an important role in the public dialogue. This chapter sets out how a scenario technique was used to calculate employment effects related to this major airport project. Chapter Three analyzes airport security in the Czech Republic regarding the Safety Risk Management (SRM) setting including the Safety Risk Assessment (SRA) with respect to economic aspects of the issue. The chapter also includes statistical backstage pointing to the topicality of this issue. Chapter Four uses the case of Atlanta Hartsfield/Jackson International Airport (ATL) to illustrate the links between airport capacity management and passenger satisfaction measured as airlines’ on-time performance. Chapter Five covers the potential benefits from using Linked Data technologies in emergency scenarios and presents the authors’ applications for improved emergency response.

Binding: Softcover
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ISBN: 978-1-53611-909-1
ISBN: 978-1-53611-929-9

Price: $82.00
Price: $82.00


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The Law of Air, Road and Sea Transportation

Author: Georgios I. Zekos, Ph.D. (Advocate and Economist, TEI of Central Macedonia, Serres-Macedonia-Hellas, Greece)

Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D
Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives

Publication Date: 2016

Book Description:
International markets expand through better communication and transport technology. Transport networks are at the heart of the supply chain and are the foundation of any country’s economy. Transport is a foundation of the European integration procedure. The present framework of international carriage law is made up of a collection of conventions. The legal document establishing the contractual link between the parties involved in the contract of carriage is the bill of lading. Ocean bills of lading have an inherent value as security to banks that finance the sale of the underlying cargo or the documents themselves, and they enable their lawful holders to sell the cargo whilst in transit by transfer of the document. Containerization brought about a revolution in the transport industry. All transport conventions set diverse liability limits and mirror dissimilar communities of interest among different transport modes. A carrier’s liability limitation in international carriage conventions is a consequence of international trade practice. The transport systems have become a source of environmental and social costs. The author discusses these issues and more in this important book on international markets and transportation.

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ISBN: 978-1-63485-740-6
ISBN: 978-1-63485-758-1

Price: $230.00
Price: $230.00


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Unmanned Aerial Systems: Early Integration Progress and Considerations

Editor: Wilfred Sparks

Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D

Publication Date: 2016

Book Description:
Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are aircraft that do not carry a pilot aboard, but instead operate on pre-programmed routes or are manually controlled by following commands from pilot-operated ground control stations. Unauthorized UAS operations have, in some instances, compromised safety. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 directed FAA to take actions to safely integrate UASs into the national airspace. In response, FAA developed a phased approach to facilitate integration and established test sites among other things. This book addresses the status of FAA’s progress toward safe integration of UASs into the national airspace; research and development support from FAA’s test sites and other resources; and how other countries have progressed toward UAS integration into their airspace for commercial purposes.

Binding: Hardcover
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ISBN: 978-1-63484-652-3
ISBN: 978-1-63484-660-8

Price: $145.00
Price: $145.00


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Next Generation Air Transportation System: Global Interoperability Efforts

Editor: Kimberly Salazar

Series: Transportation Infrastructure - Roads, Highways, Bridges, Airports and Mass Transit

Publication Date: 2016

Book Description:
Aviation must be safe, efficient and sustainable both at home and abroad, so the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Air Traffic Organization (ATO) is committed to playing a leading role, and working collaboratively, to ensure the success of global aviation. The United States, Europe, and other countries across the world are modernizing their air-traffic management (ATM) systems. As these efforts proceed, international coordination in developing interoperable ATM systems and procedures will be necessary to support a global aviation network and ensure the seamless transition of aircraft and aviation information across national borders. This book examines selected stakeholders’ views on factors that might affect NextGen’s global interoperability; the extent to which the FAA has established a strategy to effectively achieve NextGen’s global interoperability; and actions FAA has taken to coordinate with other countries on global interoperability.

Binding: Hardcover
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ISBN: 978-1-63484-695-0
ISBN: 978-1-63484-700-1

Price: $120.00
Price: $120.00


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General Aviation: Liability Insurance Issues and Mitigation of Safety Risks

Editor: Jessie Douglas

Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D

Publication Date: 2016

Book Description:
A substantial proportion of all domestic aviation accidents and fatalities that occur each year involve general aviation (GA), which includes all aviation except commercial and military. Under federal law, the Secretary of Transportation is responsible for ensuring that commercial air carriers carry liability insurance. However, no such federal requirements exist for GA aircraft owners. In some cases, accidents involving uninsured or underinsured GA aircraft owners have occurred where individuals (passengers or third parties) who incurred losses received little or no compensation. This book examines existing liability insurance requirements for GA aircraft owners; premiums for GA liability insurance; and factors that selected stakeholders cited which should be considered in determining whether to adopt a federal liability insurance requirement. Furthermore, this book discusses the characteristics of and trends in general aviation accidents from 1999 through 2011; and recent actions taken by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to improve general aviation safety.

Binding: Hardcover
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ISBN: 978-1-63484-735-3
ISBN: 978-1-63484-736-0

Price: $120.00
Price: $120.00


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Cargo Preferences for U.S.-Flag Shipping: Background, Considerations, and Food Aid Issues

Editor: Edmund Sutton

Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D

Publication Date: 2016

Book Description:
Long-standing U.S. policy has treated the U.S.-flag international fleet as a naval auxiliary to be available in times of war or national emergency. When the United States is involved in an extended military conflict overseas, 90% or more of military cargoes are typically carried by ship. To support the U.S. merchant marine, Congress has required that “government-impelled” cargo sent overseas be carried on U.S.-flag ships. Government-impelled cargo (a.k.a. “preference cargo”) is government-owned cargo, such as military supplies and food aid, and any cargo that is somehow financed by the federal government, such as by the Export-Import Bank. While export shipments account for the vast bulk of government-impelled cargo, in 2008 Congress extended the law to require that state and local governments and private entities importing goods with federal financial assistance ship at least 50% of such cargo in U.S.-flag vessels. Regulations to implement that requirement have not been issued. This book explains the motivation behind cargo preference law, discusses issues concerning the cost-effectiveness of the program, reviews attempts to apply cargo preference to the nation’s oil trade, and identifies several disparate bills reflecting wide disagreement on the future direction of cargo preference policy. The book also examines cargo preference for food aid's (CPFA) impact on food aid shipping cost and U.S. agencies’ implementation of CPFA requirements, and the extent to which the implementation of CPFA requirements contributes to sufficient sealift capacity.

Binding: Softcover
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ISBN: 978-1-63484-945-6
ISBN: 978-1-63484-951-7

Price: $95.00
Price: $95.00


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Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Technologies: Elements, Deployment Challenges, and Safety Applications

Editor: Albert Buchanan

Series: ransportation Issues, Policies and R&D

Publication Date: 2016

Book Description:
Over the past two decades, automobile crash-related fatality and injury rates have declined over 34 and 40 percent respectively, due in part to improvements in automobile safety. To further improve traffic safety and provide other transportation benefits, the Department of Transportation (DOT) is promoting the development of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technologies. Among other things, V2I technologies would allow roadside devices and vehicles to communicate and alert drivers of potential safety issues, such as if they are about to run a red light. GAO was asked to review V2I deployment. This book addresses the status of V2I technologies; challenges that could affect the deployment of V2I technologies, and DOT efforts to address these challenges; and what is known about the potential benefits and costs of V2I technologies.

Binding: Hardcover
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ISBN: 978-1-63485-111-4
ISBN: 978-1-63485-112-1

Price: $120.00
Price: $120.00


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Traffic Accidents and Safety: New Research

Editor: Garrett Bowman

Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D

Publication Date: 2016

Book Description:
Traffic accidents (TAs) represent a significant public health issue and are associated with behavioral factors, vehicles safeties and conditions of the urban spaces. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, road crashes are one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. There are many studies showing that children and adolescents may suffer significant and long-lasting psychosocial consequences following TAs. Countless research has been conducted during the last decades aiming to investigate the relationship between driver behavior and road features. This book provides new research on traffic accidents and safety.

Binding: Softcover
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ISBN: 978-1-63485-517-4
ISBN: 978-1-63485-554-9

Price: $82.00
Price: $82.00


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Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety: U.S. Trends and Initiatives and International Practices

Editor: Dora Holland

Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D

Publication Date: 2016

Book Description:
Walking and biking are becoming increasingly popular modes of transportation: nearly a million more people reported walking or biking to work in 2013 than in 2005. While total traffic fatalities declined from 2004 through 2013 (the most recent year for which data are available), this was not matched by a similar decline in pedestrian and cyclist fatalities. This book examines trends in pedestrian and cyclist fatalities and injuries from 2004 through 2013 and characteristics of these fatalities and injuries; safety initiatives selected states and cities have implemented and their views on challenges in addressing this issue; and actions taken by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to help improve safety. Furthermore, this book identifies noteworthy and innovative international designs, treatments, and other practices that have potential to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety and access and increase walking and bicycling in the United States.

Binding: Softcover
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ISBN: 978-1-63485-593-8
ISBN: 978-1-63485-594-5

Price: $95.00
Price: $95.00


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Safety Standards of Automotive Electronic Systems: Issues and Assessments

Editor: Michael J. Holmes

Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D

Publication Date: 2016

Book Description:
On July 6, 2012, the President signed into law a new two-year transportation reauthorization bill, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21.) This bill authorizes funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, transit programs, and for other purposes. This book responds to the MAP-21 requirement that the Secretary of Transportation to “complete an examination of the need for safety standards with regard to electronic systems in passenger motor vehicles.” Moreover, the book reviews security and privacy gaps that put American drivers at risk.

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ISBN: 978-1-63485-908-0
ISBN: 978-1-63485-909-7

Price: $62.00
Price: $62.00


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Automotive Cybersecurity: Issues and Vulnerabilities

Editor: Craig Gibbs

Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D

Publication Date: 2016

Book Description:
Modern vehicles contain multiple interfaces—connections between the vehicle and external networks—that leave vehicle systems, including safety-critical systems, such as braking and steering, vulnerable to cyberattacks. Researchers have shown that these interfaces—if not properly secured—can be exploited through direct, physical access to a vehicle, as well as remotely through short-range and long-range wireless channels. This book addresses, among other things, available information about the key cybersecurity vulnerabilities in modern vehicles that could impact passenger safety; key practices and technologies, if any, available to mitigate vehicle cybersecurity vulnerabilities and the impacts of potential attacks; views of selected stakeholders on challenges they face related to vehicle cybersecurity and industry-led efforts to address vehicle cybersecurity; and Department of Transportation’s (DOT) efforts to address vehicle cybersecurity.

Binding: Softcover
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ISBN: 978-1-63485-987-5
ISBN: 978-1-63485-988-2

Price: $95.00
Price: $95.00


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Congestion Impacts of Freight Flows

Editor: Diana Hughes

Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D

Publication Date: 2016

Book Description:
About 93 trains a day on average crossed into the continental United States from Canada and Mexico in 2014, according to U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). Trains enter and leave the United States through 30 port of entries (POEs)—23 on the northern border and 7 on the southern border. Although international freight rail plays an important role in U.S. economic and trade interests, the movement of rail through U.S. communities at the border can result in blocked highway-rail grade crossings and vehicle traffic congestion. This book describes the factors that affect the movement of freight rail and the actions taken by federal agencies and others to expedite freight rail in selected POEs; and examines what is known about the impacts of freight rail operations on highway-rail grade crossings in POE communities. Moreover, the book addresses recent changes in U.S. rail and truck freight flows and the extent to which related traffic congestion is reported to impact communities; and the extent to which DOT’s efforts to implement Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) address freight-related traffic congestion in communities.

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ISBN: 978-1-53610-033-4
ISBN: 978-1-53610-034-1

Price: $95.00
Price: $95.00


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Federal Aviation Forecasts: Examinations of Data, Trends, and Accuracy

Editor: Jackie Buchanan

Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D

Publication Date: 2016

Book Description:
Since its deregulation in 1978, the U.S. commercial air carrier industry has been characterized by boom-to-bust cycles. The volatility that was associated with these cycles was thought by many to be a structural feature of an industry that was capital intensive but cash poor. However the great re-cession of 2007-09 marked a fundamental change in the operations and finances of U.S Airlines. Air carriers fine-tuned their business models to minimize losses by lowering operating costs, eliminating unprofitable routes, and grounding older, less fuel efficient aircraft. To increase operating revenues, carriers initiated new services that customers were willing to purchase and started charging separately for services that were historically bundled in the price of a ticket. The industry experienced an unprecedented period of consolidation with four major mergers in five years. These changes along with capacity discipline exhibited by carriers have resulted in a fifth consecutive year of profitability for the industry in 2015. Looking ahead there is optimism that the industry has been trans-formed from that of a boom-to-bust cycle to one of sustainable profits. This book examines data, trends and accuracy of federal aviation forecasts.

Binding: e-Book

ISBN: 978-1-53610-229-1

Price: $125.00


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Making Federal Highway Spending More Productive: Analyses, Approaches and Perspectives

Editor: Rickey Lambert

Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D

Publication Date: 2016

Book Description:
Federal spending on highways totaled $46 billion in 2014, roughly a quarter of total public spending on highways. About 95 percent of that amount was spent for the construction of highways or for their improvement, expansion, and major repair, and the remainder was spent for operation and maintenance. Recently, two factors have combined to highlight the importance of making each dollar spent on federal highway programs more productive economically. First, the federal government’s main source of funds for highways—gasoline tax revenues dedicated to the Highway Trust Fund—has been insufficient to pay for federal spending on highways. Since 2008, lawmakers have transferred about $143 billion from other sources to maintain a positive balance in the trust fund. Second, adjusted for changes in construction costs, total federal spending on highways buys less now than at any time since the early 1990s. This book discusses approaches to making federal highway spending more productive, as well as the status of the Highway Trust Fund and options for paying for highway spending.

Binding: Hardcover
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ISBN: 978-1-53610-314-4
ISBN: 978-1-53610-315-1

Price: $125.00
Price: $125.00


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NHTSA Oversight of Safety Defects and New Automotive Technologies: Challenges and Assessments

Editor: Violet Clarke

Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D

Publication Date: 2016

Book Description:
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) mission is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce the economic costs due to traffic crashes. As such, NHTSA is responsible for overseeing vehicle safety, a task made more challenging by the increasingly complex electronics and software used in today’s vehicles. NHTSA’s oversight faces greater scrutiny after a series of high-profile vehicle recalls that highlighted deficiencies with NHTSA’s safety-defect investigation processes. This book addresses challenges identified for NHTSA’s oversight of safety defects; NHTSA’s implementation of a new IT system for safety-defect investigations; and how NHTSA is addressing new technologies in its oversight of vehicle safety, among other things.

Binding: Hardcover
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ISBN: 978-1-53610-375-5
ISBN: 978-1-53610-376-2

Price: $125.00
Price: $125.00


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Road User Charges Based on Mileage: Considerations and Viability

Editor: Jacqueline Russell

Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D

Publication Date: 2016

Book Description:
A mileage-based road user charge would involve assessing owners of individual vehicles on a per-mile basis for the distance the vehicle is driven. Currently, federal highway and public transportation programs are funded mainly by motor fuel tax receipts that flow into the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). The tax rates, set on a per-gallon basis, have not been raised since 1993, and receipts have been insufficient to support the transportation programs authorized by Congress since FY2008. The long-term viability of motor fuels taxes is also questionable because of increasing vehicle fuel efficiency and the wider use of electric vehicles. Economists have favored the use of mileage-based user charges as an alternative to motor fuels taxes to support highway funding. This book examines considerations and viability of road user charges based on mileage.

Binding: Softcover
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ISBN: 978-1-53610-498-1
ISBN: 978-1-53610-499-8

Price: $62.00
Price: $62.00


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Markets for Aircraft and Automotive Parts: Assessments and Selected Country Studies for Exporters

Editor: Gregory Martinez

Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D

Publication Date: 2016

Book Description:
U.S. aircraft parts figure prominently in U.S. competitiveness in global aerospace trade. In contrast to other aerospace sectors, job creation at small and medium enterprises can especially benefit from increased exports of aircraft parts. This book provides commentary on changing market dynamics. It helps inform U.S. suppliers of aerospace products of what the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) considers to be leading markets for exports of U.S. aircraft parts. Top markets for future growth in U.S. aircraft parts exports are generally those that are leading exports markets overall for U.S. products (e.g., large European economies, Japan, China and Singapore).

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ISBN: 978-1-53610-541-4
ISBN: 978-1-53610-542-1

Price: $62.00
Price: $62.00


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U.S. Transit, Transportation and Infrastructure: Considerations and Developments. Volume 7

Editors: Jordan G. Clark and Ian R. Rodriguez

Series: U.S. Transit, Transportation and Infrastructure: Considerations and Developments

Publication Date: 2016

Book Description:
Policymakers at all levels of government are debating a wide range of options for addressing the nation's faltering economic conditions. One option that is once again receiving attention is accelerated investments in the nation's public infrastructure - that is, highways, mass transit, airports, water supply and wastewater, and other facilities - in order to create jobs while also promoting long-term economic growth. This book examines policy issues associated with using infrastructure as a mechanism to benefit economic recovery. Discussed are airline fees; factors which influence the extent of transit-oriented development; current law and legislative history of the federal excise tax on motor fuels and the highway trust fund; long-term financing of the highway trust fund; the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) Program; vehicle safety inspections; and seat belt use among long-haul truck drivers.

Binding: Hardcover
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ISBN: 978-1-63485-447-4
ISBN: 978-1-63485-448-1

Price: $150.00
Price: $150.00