Light Rail Transit Systems

  • ID: 4465342
  • Book
  • 238 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Light Rail Transit Systems: 61 Lessons in Sustainable Urban Development shows how to design and operate light rail to maximize its social benefits. Readers will learn how to understand the value of light rail and tactics on its effective integration into communities. It uses strong supporting evidence and theory drawn from the author's team and their extensive experience in developing new light rail systems. The book uses numerous case studies to demonstrate how key concepts can bridge the geographic limitations inherent in many transit-related discussions. In addition, users will learn how to develop important relationships with local decision-makers and communities.

  • Presents applied research by experienced practitioners and academic researchers
  • Draws on more than 50 cases from Europe, the Middle East, the UK and US
  • Incorporates five themes on why it's important to invest in light rail, including effective mobility, and for an efficient city, economy, environment and equity
  • Includes a checklist for planning public transport projects

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  1. Light Rail in Bird's Eye View
  2. What is Light Rail?
  3. Light Rail Returns
  4. Argumentation in Favor of Light Rail
  5. Augmented Quality Due to Light Rail
  6. Costs-Benefits of Light Rail Revised
  7. Making Light Rail
  8. Investing in the City
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der Bijl, Rob van
Rob van der Bijl is engineer and urban planner. He received his Ph.D. from the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. For many years he runs an independent urban planning office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. His practice is known for its innovative approach to research and design. He's worked worldwide on many mobility-related projects and transit-oriented developments. All his work is characterized by a multidisciplinary approach at the intersections of urban planning, transport, culture and technology. Moreover he is visiting professor for 'mobility and space' at Ghent University, Belgium. He published extensively in journals and books.
www.lightrail.nl/. www.favas.net/.
van Oort, Niels
Niels van Oort is a civil engineer. He received his Ph.D. from the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, where he currently works as an Assistant Professor in the Smart Public Transport Lab. Moreover he is a public transport consultant at Goudappel Coffeng with expertise in public transport planning and service reliability, the wider benefits of public transport, and data driven public transport design. He has contributed to the planning and implementation of several public transport projects in the Netherlands, developed new models for predicting public transport ridership and performance, and published extensively in academic journals and magazines. Find his publications at https://nielsvanoort.weblog.tudelft.nl/.
Bukman, Bert
Bert Bukman is historian and journalist. For many years he was Editor-in-Chief of Blauwe Kamer, the premier Dutch magazine on landscape architecture, urban planning, and urban design. He's published several books and worked on many editorial projects. His motto for corporate communication and public affairs: a good story makes everything possible.
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