By Kenneth Button (editor)
This concise and obviously targeted Dictionary, with contributions through the best gurus of their fields, brings order and readability to a subject matter that could be afflicted by confusion over terminology and ideas. It presents a bridge among the tutorial disciplines concerned and illustrates the appliance of transportation coverage that crosses various administrative divisions. slicing via jargon, the entries be aware of the social technology elements of transportation research, defining some of the phrases utilized in transportation, and offering invaluable info on a few of the significant associations and applied sciences affecting this quarter This concise and accomplished Dictionary might be a useful addition to libraries and study institutes and a invaluable source for someone with an curiosity within the research of delivery.
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Extra info for A dictionary of transport analysis
Paul Nieuwenhuis attitudes of the public to transport policy There are clear divergences in attitudes about the acceptability of different transport policies, and understanding these attitudes to policy is important to formulating policy. Numerous opinion surveys have shown that push measures (for example improving public transport or creating pedestrian zones) are generally considered much more acceptable than pull measures (for example road tolls or fuel prices). Measures to support public transport are generally seen as the most acceptable and effective of all pull measures, while fiscal measures such as road pricing, parking charges and fuel taxes are seen as the least acceptable of push measures.
M85 became a popular alternative fuel in parts of the United States from the early 1990s. More recently, methanol has come to be regarded as a useful source of hydrogen for feeding fuel cells. In this application it may prove more useful than as a direct fuel for internal combustion engines. There have also been several attempts at developing alternative fuels for diesel engines. Many heavy diesel engines have now been converted to run on gaseous fuels for use in urban areas to reduce emissions.
At many slot-constrained airports where demand exceeds capacity, slots (the right to land or take off during a specific time interval) are usually allocated according to ‘grandfather rights’; an airline that used a slot in the previous period may also operate it in the current period. This means that slots are not necessarily used by the airlines that value them the most; another allocation might lead to higher welfare. Welfare levels at airports following the first-come, first-served principle also do not reach optimal welfare levels because of congestion costs.