Book Review: Fundamentals of Intelligent Transportation Systems Planning by Mashrur A. Chowdhury and Adel Sadek. Boston: Artech House Publishers, 2003

NewsBriefs: States May Take Control of Amtrak (New York Times)

Perspectives in Civil Engineering
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the American Society of Civil Engineers
This report contains 27 papers that serve as a testament to the state-of-the-art of civil engineering at the outset of the 21st century, as well as to commemorate the ASCE's...

Acceptable Risk Processes
Lifelines and Natural Hazards
Prepared by the Council on Disaster Reduction and the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE. This TCLEE Monograph provides engineers...

Freight Pipelines: Past, Present and Future
Freight pipelines are a set of time-honored methods to transport solids by underground pipelines, and the technology is improving. However, for intercity and interstate freight transport...

Turbulence, Bottom Boundary Conditions, and Sediment Transport in a Shallow Water Habitat
Field experiments were designed to explore the effects of vegetation on the hydrodynamics and sediment transport in Franks Tract, a shallow water habitat in the Sacramento-San Joaquin...

Railways

Component Vulnerability Modeling Issues for Analysis of Seismic Risks to Transportation Lifeline Systems

Heat and Mass Transport in Porous Media

Response Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Frames in Railroad Viaducts Damaged by the Hyogo-Ken-Nanbu Earthquake

Compaction Grout Columns for Track Support

Grouting Program Bridges New Building Loads over Unused Railroad Tunnel

Grouting of Elevated Subway Foundations, Brooklyn, NYC

Jet Grout Foundation for Rail Road Bridge

Effects of Wildfire on Water Supplies: A Case Study from Denver, Colorado
Wildfires can directly impact municipal water supplies by increasing a watersheds susceptibility to erosion, and thereby potentially increasing the transport of sediment and organic matter...

Investigation of Flood Protection from Alluvial Fan Flows and Minimizing Impacts to a Sensitive Habitat Preserve: Whitewater River Basin, Coachella Valley, California
The study describes and evaluates (1) the baseline conditions to hydrology, hydraulics, wind transport of sand, sediment transport by fluvial process, the environment, economics, and (2)...

Design Considerations for the North Railroad Alluvial Fan Levee System in Boulder City, Nevada
This paper presents a drainage study for a flood control levee system in Boulder City, Nevada. This levee system is located below an alluvial fan watershed and was proposed to protect...

Existing Urban Public Transportation System: Its Operations and Use by People
Public transport has currently reached far beyond city limits, particularly in Amsterdam. As such, the public transport in and around Amsterdam operated at three levels. First the city...

Conditional Priority at Controlled Intersections to Improve Public Transport Punctuality
The market share of public transport depends highly on the travel time ratio to private transport. The public transport travel time includes among other elements waiting times at stops...

Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Use and Travel Patterns of the Municipality of Beijing, China
The Beijing authorities have tackled the inherited problems of access and mobility, and have aimed to cater for increased transport demands and higher expectations of level of service...

 

 

 

 

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