Whether you are in the field or simply a concerned citizen, here is an accessible guide to achieving successful public transit that will enrich any community.
Author: Jarrett Walker
Publisher: Island Press
Public transit is a powerful tool for addressing a huge range of urban problems, including traffic congestion and economic development as well as climate change. But while many people support transit in the abstract, it's often hard to channel that support into good transit investments. Part of the problem is that transit debates attract many kinds of experts, who often talk past each other. Ordinary people listen to a little of this and decide that transit is impossible to figure out. Jarrett Walker believes that transit can be simple, if we focus first on the underlying geometry that all transit technologies share. In Human Transit, Walker supplies the basic tools, the critical questions, and the means to make smarter decisions about designing and implementing transit services. Human Transit explains the fundamental geometry of transit that shapes successful systems; the process for fitting technology to a particular community; and the local choices that lead to transit-friendly development. Whether you are in the field or simply a concerned citizen, here is an accessible guide to achieving successful public transit that will enrich any community.
By Gwen Chisholm Staff Officer Transportation Research Board TCRP Report 91:
Economic Benefits of Coordinating Human Service Transportation and Transit
Services examines the net economic benefits associated with various strategies ...
Author: Jon E. Burkhardt
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
Category: Intergovernmental cooperation
Examines the net economic benefits associated with various strategies and practices for coordinating human service transportation and general public transit, provides quantitative estimates for these strategies and practices, and identifies innovative and promising coordination strategies and practices.
Jarrett Walker, Human Transit: How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can
Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives (Washington, DC: Island Press, 2011), 85
. Unless noted otherwise, this entire point is sourced from Jarrett Walker, Human
Author: Jeff Speck
Publisher: Island Press
"Cities are the future of the human race, and Jeff Speck knows how to make them work.” —David Owen, staff writer at the New Yorker Nearly every US city would like to be more walkable—for reasons of health, wealth, and the environment—yet few are taking the proper steps to get there. The goals are often clear, but the path is seldom easy. Jeff Speck's follow-up to his bestselling Walkable City is the resource that cities and citizens need to usher in an era of renewed street life. WalkableCity Rules is a doer's guide to making change in cities, and making it now. The 101 rules are practical yet engaging—worded for arguments at the planning commission, illustrated for clarity, and packed with specifications as well as data. For ease of use, the rules are grouped into 19 chapters that cover everything from selling walkability, to getting the parking right, escaping automobilism, making comfortable spaces and interesting places, and doing it now! Walkable City was written to inspire;Walkable City Rules was written to enable.Itis the most comprehensive tool available for bringing the latest and most effective city-planning practices to bear in your community. The content and presentation make it a force multiplier for place-makers and change-makers everywhere.
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: Emerging Technologies and Applications, 2nd ed.
Burlington, MA: Academic Press, 2012. Stanton, Neville A., ed. Advances in Human Aspects of Road and Rail Transportation. New York: Taylor & Francis,
Author: Mark Garrett
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Category: Social Science
Viewing transportation through the lens of current social, economic, and policy aspects, this four-volume reference work explores the topic of transportation across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and related areas, including geography, public policy, business, and economics. The book’s articles, all written by experts in the field, seek to answer such questions as: What has been the legacy, not just economically but politically and socially as well, of President Eisenhower’s modern interstate highway system in America? With that system and the infrastructure that supports it now in a state of decline and decay, what’s the best path for the future at a time of enormous fiscal constraints? Should California politicians plunge ahead with plans for a high-speed rail that every expert says—despite the allure—will go largely unused and will never pay back the massive investment while at this very moment potholes go unfilled all across the state? What path is best for emerging countries to keep pace with dramatic economic growth for their part? What are the social and financial costs of gridlock in our cities? Features: Approximately 675 signed articles authored by prominent scholars are arranged in A-to-Z fashion and conclude with Further Readings and cross references. A Chronology helps readers put individual events into historical context; a Reader’s Guide organizes entries by broad topical or thematic areas; a detailed index helps users quickly locate entries of most immediate interest; and a Resource Guide provides a list of journals, books, and associations and their websites. While articles were written to avoid jargon as much as possible, a Glossary provides quick definitions of technical terms. To ensure full, well-rounded coverage of the field, the General Editor with expertise in urban planning, public policy, and the environment worked alongside a Consulting Editor with a background in Civil Engineering. The index, Reader’s Guide, and cross references combine for thorough search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic edition. Available in both print and electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Transportation is an ideal reference for libraries and those who want to explore the issues that surround transportation in the United States and around the world.
Human Transit. The best writing anywhere on the topic of transit, including
practical guidance on how to make transit work in your community: www .
humantransit.org. The Transport Politic. National journalism focused on transit
Author: Jeffrey Tumlin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
"The Great American Dream of cruising down the parkway, zippingfrom here to there at any time has given way to a true nightmarethat is destroying the environment, costing billions and deeplyimpacting our personal well-being. Getting from A to B has neverbeen more difficult, expensive or miserable. It doesn't have to bethis way. Jeffrey Tumlin's book Sustainable TransportationPlanning offers easy-to-understand, clearly explained tips andtechniques that will allow us to quite literally take back ourroads. Essential reading for anyone who wants to drive ourtransportation system out of the gridlock." -Marianne Cusato, home designer and author of Get Your HouseRight: Architectural Elements to Use and Avoid ?The book is full of useful ideas on nearly every page.? ? Bill DiBennedetto of Triple Pundit As transportations-related disciplines of urban planning,architecture, landscape architecture, urban economics, and socialpolicy have undergone major internal reform efforts in recentdecades Written in clear, easy-to-follow language, this bookprovides planning practitioners with the tools they need to achievetheir cities? economic development, social equity and ecologicalsustainability goals. Starting with detailed advice for improvingeach mode of transportation, the book offers guidance on balancingthe needs of each mode against each other, whether on a downtownstreet, or a small town neighborhood, or a regional network.
FOREWORD By Staff Transportation Research Board This report provides a
method to define and measure the costs of ... Solicitations were made through
articles in industry publications aimed at transit agencies , human - service
Author: Ricardo Byrd
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
Category: Choice of transportation
This report provides a method to define and measure the costs of personal immobility at a local level and contains a compendium of public transportation practices that address immobility, help reduce costs, and possibly provide economic benefits to both the riders and the larger community. The focus is on practices that assist people who need transportation to health care or who are transitioning from welfare to work. This report should be of interest to planners, decision makers, and social service and transportation providers. It should also serve as a resource to assist decision makers and transportation service providers in using their services more effectively to address the issue of personal immobility.
Theologically speaking , if the human city is merely an unavoidable environment
for human transit to somewhere else beyond time and space ( the eternal city of
God ) , its purpose is merely pragmatic . An excessively eschatological theology ...
Author: Elizabeth Dreyer
Publisher: JHU Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Arranged under five broad headings, these essays create an insightful dialogue on the questions, methods, and critical approaches implemented by the discipline's top scholars.
The Historicity of the Human Being A human being is permanent in nature but
never absolutely fulfilled. He keeps ... The metaphor of the way and travelling The
expression way' primarily means a space which is destined for human transit.
Author: Willem B. Drees
Publisher: A&C Black
Considers various interactions between science, theology and culture from the viewpoints of philosophy, ethics, ecology, hermeneutics, history, and Eastern Orthodoxy. This volume embodies the variety of perspectives from different cultural backgrounds and reflects the role of culture on the meta-level of writing and reading.
BACKGROUND NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION
Coordination of human service and public transportation has been a valuable
tool for transit operators for almost 30 years. Before the creation of rural public transit subsidies ...
11.5 Problems 1. Write an essay on mathematical models used for performing human reliability and error analysis in transportation systems. 2. Assume that in
Equation (11.7), the human error rate, (t), at time t follows the Weibull distribution.
Author: Balbir S. Dhillon
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Technology & Engineering
Human errors contribute significantly to most transportation crashes: approximately 70 to 90 percent of crashes are the result of human error. This book examines human reliability across all types of transportation systems. The material is accessible to readers with no previous knowledge in the field and is supported with a full explanation of the necessary mathematical concepts together with numerous examples and test problems.
UN Commission on Human Rights, Report from OHCHR Factfinding Mission to
Kenya, 6–28 February 2008, 19 March ... Walker, J., Human Transit: How Clearer
Thinking about Public Transit can Enrich our Communities, Island Press, 2011, ...
Author: Leo Hollis
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Social Science
The 21st century will be the age of the city. Already over 50% of the world population live in urban centres and over the coming decades this percentage will increase. Blending anecdote, fact and first hand encounters - from exploring the slums of Mumbai, to visiting roof-top farms in Brooklyn and attending secret dinner parties in Paris, to riding the bus in Latin America - Leo Hollis reveals that we have misunderstood how cities work for too long. Upending long-held assumptions and challenging accepted wisdom, he explores: why cities can never be rational, organised places; how we can walk in a crowd without bumping into people, and if we can design places that make people want to kiss; whether we have the right solution to the problem of the slums; how ants, slime mould and traffic jams can make us rethink congestion. And above all, the unexpected reasons why living in the city can make us fitter, richer, smarter, greener, more creative - and, perhaps, even happier. Cities Are Good for You introduces dreamers, planners, revolutionaries, writers, scientists, architects, slum-dwellers and emperors. It is shaped by the idea that cities are the greatest social experiment in human history, built for people, and by the people.
Human Service Agency Transportation: [A] Transportation for clients of a specific human service agency. Such service maybe limited to a specific trip purpose; it is
often limited to only the clients of that human service agency. [B] Transportation ...
Author: Jon E. Burkhardt
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
Category: Local transit
TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 144: Sharing the Costs of Human Services Transportation, Volume 1: The Transportation Services Cost Sharing Toolkit and Volume 2: Research Report explore issues and potential solutions for identifying and sharing the cost of providing transportation services for access to community-based human services programs. Collectively, the two volumes examine current practices and offer strategies for collecting necessary data, addressing administrative and policy-related issues, and establishing cost allocation procedures. Volume 1: The Transportation Services Cost Sharing Toolkit leads the user through the process of setting up the necessary cost accounting system, identifying the data requirements and the measurement parameters, and describing procedures for applying the model. This volume concludes with instructions for using the actual Cost Sharing Model. Volume 2: The Research Report summarizes all of the study components that contributed to formation of the Toolkit. It includes an extended evaluation of current experience and describes the regulatory environment that frames transportation service delivery requirements. An executive summary of the report is included with the printed report. The report includes the Cost Sharing Model along with instructions for setup and application on a CD-ROM, which is packaged with the reports.
... of Public Transport have been recently explored by Monzon, Hernadez &
Cascajo, 2013. Finally, in a paper by Guo, 2011, the relationship between the
conventional transit maps and the Advanced Transit Information Systems and
their effect ...
Author: Neville Stanton
Publisher: AHFE Conference
Human Factors and Ergonomics have made a considerable contribution to the research, design, development, operation and analysis of transportation systems which includes road and rail vehicles and their complementary infrastructure, aviation and maritime transportation. This book presents recent advances in the Human Factors aspects of Transportation. These advances include accident analysis, automation of vehicles, comfort, distraction of drivers (understanding of distraction and how to avoid it), environmental concerns, in-vehicle systems design, intelligent transport systems, methodological developments, new systems and technology, observational and case studies, safety, situation awareness, skill development and training, warnings and workload. This book brings together the most recent human factors work in the transportation domain, including empirical research, human performance and other types of modeling, analysis, and development. The issues facing engineers, scientists, and other practitioners of human factors in transportation research are becoming more challenging and more critical. The common theme across these sections is that they deal with the intersection of the human and the system. Moreover, many of the chapter topics cross section boundaries, for instance by focusing on function allocation in NextGen or on the safety benefits of a tower controller tool. This is in keeping with the systemic nature of the problems facing human factors experts in rail and road, aviation and maritime research– it is becoming increasingly important to view problems not as isolated issues that can be extracted from the system environment, but as embedded issues that can only be understood as a part of an overall system.
... as a medium of human transit affords more scope for improvement and
invention than any of the mechanical modes of locomotion hitherto employed.
Invention will follow upon invention, through a long period of time, until men will
be able to ...
Author: James Allen
The classic books of the motivational visionary, collected for the first time in a single volume. Featuring nineteen beloved works, including As a Man Thinketh, Eight Pillars of Prosperity, The Mastery of Destiny, and From Poverty to Power, here is the first-ever comprehensive and definitive collection of the books of self-help pioneer James Allen. Formatted in a large, easy-to-read workbook size, with fully redesigned and reset text, Mind Is the Master provides a lifetime's worth of wisdom and guidance from one of history's leading voices of self- affirming and motivational philosophy. Mind Is the Master compiles Allen's most celebrated books, along with little-known gems and posthumous works-such as Foundation Stones to Happiness and Success and Light on Life's Difficulties-awaiting discovery by a whole new generation of readers. As a special bonus, Mind Is the Master includes a rare remembrance of James Allen by his wife and intellectual partner, Lily Allen. It is an invaluable window on the life and inner world of a writer whose insights touched millions of readers.
Transit. Human rights. Are they universal? Our immediate response is “yes, of
course.” However that simple affirmation assumes agreement about definitions of
the “human” as well as what a human is entitled to under law, bringing us quickly
Author: Deborah Kapchan
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Are human rights universal? The immediate response is "yes, of course." However, that simple affirmation assumes agreement about definitions of the "human" as well as what a human is entitled to under law, bringing us quickly to concepts such as freedom, property, and the inalienability of both. The assumption that we all mean the same things by these terms carries much political import, especially given that different communities (national, ethnic, religious, gendered) enact some of the most basic categories of human experience (self, home, freedom, sovereignty) differently. But whereas legal definitions often seek to eliminate ambiguity in order to define and protect the rights of humanity, ambiguity is in fact inherently human, especially in performances of heritage where the rights to sense, to imagine, and to claim cultural identities that resist circumscription are at play. Cultural Heritage in Transit examines the intangibilities of human rights in the realm of heritage production, focusing not only on the ephemeral culture of those who perform it but also on the ambiguities present in the idea of cultural property in general—who claims it? who may use it? who should not but does? In this volume, folklorists, ethnologists, and anthropologists analyze the practice and performance of culture in particular contexts—including Roma wedding music, Trinidadian wining, Moroccan verbal art, and Neopagan rituals—in order to draw apart the social, political, and aesthetic materialities of heritage production, including inequities and hierarchies that did not exist before. The authors collectively craft theoretical frameworks to make sense of the ways the rights of nations interact with the rights of individuals and communities when the public value of artistic creations is constituted through international law. Contributors: Valdimar Tr. Hafstein, Deborah Kapchan, Barbro Klein, Sabina Magliocco, Dorothy Noyes, Philip W. Scher, Carol Silverman.
Now all I had to do was walk to the human transit and get back to Maine. The
thought should have given me comfort, but it didn't. Instead, I felt myself glancing
around again. Call it some kind of collective unconscious, but something was ...
Author: Meagan M. Donohue
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Andy Quinn was a typical, yet overachieving teenager in 2105 Maine. Raised by her father and growing up with a twin, she played sports, loved the ocean, excelled in her studies, and was eager to go away to college. Her love of sports made her physically strong and her disinterest in her appearance made her more comfortable being with the boys than tending to her hair or clothing. Just as she was finishing high school, odd events began to occur in Andys life. A sixth sense was altering her, even showing her, but Andy didnt pay it much attention. She was just a kid Andy was blissfully unaware. Little hints, little hints. What did Mike mean when he told her youre the one? Why is Mike always around, now watching her, smirking? Hes her dads best friend; they even look like brothers. Why is Andy being challenged beyond what any human body should endure? How much pain can her body take? Can anyone help her, can she trust anyone anymore? People who have surrounded her are not who they say they are. For all these years theyve been spying on her. Why her? What is her power? What is her mission? She must uncover and follow the clues. She must protect herself and her family. There is no turning back. Sincarian is the adventures of Andy Quinn; the last Sincarian. She has unique powers but does not know how to control them. She must learn who she can trust and why. This is just the beginning, the story of Andy. Her compatriots are out there waiting to learn, discover, and control their own individual powers. They must find each other and formulate a plan. Continue to read the series of each young warrior as they unite to attempt to outthink, out maneuver, and physically defeat their counterparts, before they themselves are defeated by the one force that will bring them all together: the Destruction.
Tracing human transit. Here, New York photographer David Beckerman placed
his camera on a tripod and used a slow shutter speed (1 second) in order to
capture with clarity the environment of the subway turnstiles and simultaneously
Author: Angela Faris Belt
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
The greatly revised and expanded edition of The Elements of Photography is a new kind of textbook for a new generation of photographers. Moving far beyond the usual technical manual, Angela Faris Belt dives deep into merging technique and vision, allowing you to master craft while adding meaning to your images. Here you'll really learn to see photographically, expand your creative and conceptual use of apertures and shutter speeds, and choose the right media to create the look and feel you want.
By touching upon how Spain's morerecent Moroccan
immigrationhassimultaneously pulled thetwo countriestogether (openingaflow of human transit thatwas essentiallyclosed during theFranco regime)and drawn
them apart(in lightofSpain's ...
Author: L. Dotson-Renta
Category: Political Science
Through readings of postcolonial theory and examination of post-9/11 novels, film, and hip-hop music, this book studies how North African immigrants to Spain translate and transfer cultural and political memory from one land to another.
... her softening influence over the land, and when her skin clad sons walked in
the license of unsubdued freedom, and before science had made every winding
stream a way to wealth and comfort, and every vale a passage for human transit.
In absolute terms, entry times for human cells were of the order of 0.1–0.5s at
pressures of 20–30 Pa for the different pipettes and were 0.2–10s at pressures of
100–1000 Pa for the trout cells. Transit times through 5pm pores (rather than