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The Transportist: January 2018
I hope Comrade Christmas, Hannukah Harry, or Elon Musk was good to you last year. While I hope to see many of you at TRB 2019. I will not be attending this year.
Elements of Access: Transport Planning for Engineers, Transport Engineering for Planners. By David M. Levinson, Wes Marshall, Kay Axhausen.
Elements of Access: Transport Planning for Engineers, Transport Engineering for Planners. By David M. Levinson, Wes Marshall, Kay Axhausen. 342 pages, 164 Images (most in color). Published by the Network Design Lab.
Nothing in cities makes sense except in the light of accessibility. Transport cannot be understood without reference to the location of activities (land use), and vice versa. To understand one requires understanding the other. However, for a variety of historical reasons, transport and land use are quite divorced in practice. Typical transport engineers only touch land use planning courses once at most, and only then if they attend graduate school. Land use planners understand transport the way everyone does, from the perspective of the traveler, not of the system, and are seldom exposed to transport aside from, at best, a lone course in graduate school. This text aims to bridge the chasm, helping engineers understand the elements of access that are associated not only with traffic, but also with human behavior and activity location, and helping planners understand the technology underlying transport engineering, the processes, equations, and logic that make up the transport half of the accessibility measure. It aims to help both communicate accessibility to the public.
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Passport, the technology business for city transit systems, raises loads of money - Tech Crunch.
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Uber to endorse congestion pricing for subway funds in TV ad - NY Daily News
Transportation of containers by rail - unfinished business (Sydney) - SMH
Look out, Mofo: new bike-share contender nabs $500m - Tech in Asia
US Life Expectancy Declined Again. - Incidental Economist. [This is an extremely bad sign]
Google Scholar is a serious alternative to Web of Science - LSE Impact Blog
Understanding international road safety disparities: Why is Australia so much safer than the United States?- Wesley Marshall in Accident Analysis and Prevention.