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Traffic Engineering 4th Edition by Roger P. Roess, Ph.D., Elena S. Prassas, Ph.D., and William R. McShane, Ph.D., P.E., P.T.O.E. | PDF Free Download.
Part 1 Traffic Components and Characteristics
Part 2 Traffic Studies and Programs
Part 3 Freeways and Rural Highways
Part 4 The Intersection
The transportation system is often referred to as the nation ' s " lifeblood circulation system." Our complex system of roads and highways, railroads, airports and airlines, waterways, and urban transit systems provides for the movement of people and goods within and between our densest urban cities and the most remote outposts of the nation.
Without the ability to travel and to transport goods, society must be structured around small self-sufficient communities, each of which produces food and material for all of its needs locally and disposes of its wastes in a similar manner.
The benefits of economic specialization and mass production ae possible only where transportation exists to move needed materials of production to centralized locations, and finished products to widely dispersed consumers.
Traffic engineering deals with one critical element of the transportation system: streets and highways, and their use by vehicles.
This vast national system provides mobility and access for individuals in private autos and for goods in trucks of various sizes and forms and facilitates public transport by supporting buses, bicycles, and pedestrians.
Because the transportation system is such a critical part of our public infrastructure, the traffic engineer is involved in a wide range of issues, often in a very public setting, and must bring a wide range of skills to the table to be effective.
These engineers must have an appreciation for and understanding of planning, design, management, construction, operation, control, and system optimization. All of these functions involve traffic engineers at some level.
This text focuses on the key engineering skills required to practice traffic engineering in a modern setting. This is the fourth edition of this textbook.
It includes material on the latest standards and criteria of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (2003 Edition and forthcoming 2010 Edition), the Policy on Geometric Design of highways and Streets (2004 Edition)
The Highway Capacity Manual (2000 Edition and forthcoming 2010 Edition), and other critical references. It also presents both fundamental theory and a broad range of applications to modern problems.
The text is organized into five major functional parts:
Pat I-Traic Components and Characteristics
Pat 2-Traffic Studies and Programs
Pat 3-Freeways and Rural Highways
Pat 4-The Intersection
Pat 5-Arterials, Networks, and Systems
This text can be used for an undergraduate survey course, or for more detailed graduate courses. At Polytechnic Institute of " New York University, it is used for two undergraduate courses and a series of three graduate courses.
As in previous editions, the text contains many sample problems and illustrations that can be used in conjunction with course material. A solutions manual is available.
The authors hope that practicing professionals and students in this text useful and informative, and they invite comments and/or criticisms that will help them continue to improve the material.
This edition of the textbook adds a significant amount of material, including, but not limited to:
1. New homework problems for most chapters.
2. New chapters on Traffic Flow Theory, Analysis of Arterials in a Multimodal Setting, Critical Movement Analysis of Signalized Intersections, and Traffic Impact Studies.
3. Material from the latest editions of key traffic engineering references, including the Traffic Engineering Handbook, the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, the Traffic Signal Timing Handbook; and the Policy on Geometric Design of highways and Streets.
4. Substantial material from forthcoming new editions of the Highway Capacity Manual (2010) and Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (2010), which were obtained from research documents, drat materials, and other source documents have been included.
Since some of this material! has not yet been officially adopted, it provides a preview, but not final information on these standard documents.
5. New material on actuated signal systems and timing.
6. New material on the coordination of signal systems.
7. ' Reference links to important Web sites, as well as demonstration solutions using the current software packages
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