Microcomputer Applications Within the Urban Transportation Environment

by Mark D. Abkowitz, (M.ASCE), TIME Support Center, Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180,
Robert Stammer, Jr., (A.M.ASCE), Asst. Prof.; Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN 37235,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-508-2 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-508-7 (ISBN-10), 1985, Soft Cover, Pg. 832

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Conference information: National Conference on Microcomputers in Urban Transportation | San Diego, California, United States | June 19-21, 1985

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The advent of microcomputer systems has created an opportunity to enhance the productivity and efficiency of transportation operations through improved decision-making capability. The pace with which transportation agencies have adapted to the microcomputer evolution has varied considerably, ranging from organizational goals of having a work station for every manager to those conducting needs assessments to determine the viability of purchasing even a single system. The National Conference on Microcomputers in Urban Transportation was conceived to provide a forum for exchanging experiences, making recommendations and identifying pitfalls in the applications of microcomputers to the urban transportation environment. The program consisted of over 90 presentations on experiences of transportation professionals. This book includes papers presented at the conference. Six major themes are addressed: (1) Microcomputer implementation/management issues; (2) general urban transportation applications; (3) traffic engineering applications; (4) public transportation applications; (5) urban transportation planning applications; and (6) transportation system construction, design and maintenance.

Subject Headings: Computer software | Urban areas | Urban and regional development | Traffic engineering | Transportation engineering | Systems engineering | Public transportation


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