© 1999

Handbook of Transportation Science

  • Randolph W. Hall

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Transportation Science

    1. Randolph W. Hall
      Pages 1-4
  3. Human Elements in Transportation

    1. Chandra R. Bhat, Frank S. Koppelman
      Pages 35-61
    2. Leonard Evans
      Pages 63-108
  4. Flows and Congestion

    1. Randolph W. Hall
      Pages 109-150
    2. Michael J. Cassidy
      Pages 151-186
    3. Petros Ioannou, Arnab Bose
      Pages 187-232
    4. Markos Papageorgiou
      Pages 233-267
  5. Spatial Models

    1. Tönu Puu, Martin Beckmann
      Pages 269-310
    2. Mark S. Daskin, Susan H. Owen
      Pages 311-360
  6. Routing and Network Models

    1. Michael Florian, Donald Hearn
      Pages 361-393
    2. Lawrence Bodin, Vittorio Maniezzo, Aristide Mingozzi
      Pages 395-432
    3. Teodor Gabriel Crainic
      Pages 433-491
    4. Cynthia Barnhart, Ellis L. Johnson, George L. Nemhauser, Pamela H. Vance
      Pages 493-521
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 523-532

About this book


Over the past thirty-five years, a tremendous body of both theoretical and empirical research has been established on the `science of transportation'. The Handbook of Transportation Science has collected and synthesized this research into a systematic treatment of this field covering its fundamental concepts, methods, and principles. The purpose of this handbook is to define transportation as a scientific discipline that transcends transportation technology and methods. Whether by car, truck, airplane - or by a mode of transportation that has not yet been conceived - transportation obeys fundamental properties. The science of transportation defines these properties, and demonstrates how our knowledge of one mode of transportation can be used to explain the behavior of another.
Transportation scientists are motivated by the desire to explain spatial interactions that result in movement of people or objects from place to place. Its methodologies draw from physics, operations research, probability and control theory. It is fundamentally a quantitative discipline, relying on mathematical models and optimization algorithms to explain the phenomena of transportation. The fourteen chapters in the handbook are written by the leading researchers in transportation science in an effort to define and categorize for the first time the scientific nature and state of the art of the field. As such, it is directed to the broader research community, transportation practitioners, and future transportation scientists.


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  • Randolph W. Hall
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaUSA

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