A dictionary of transport analysis by Kenneth Button (editor)

By Kenneth Button (editor)

This concise and obviously concentrated Dictionary, with contributions via the prime gurus of their fields, brings order and readability to a subject that may be afflicted by confusion over terminology and ideas. It presents a bridge among the tutorial disciplines concerned and illustrates the appliance of transportation coverage that crosses various administrative divisions. slicing via jargon, the entries be aware of the social technological know-how facets of transportation research, defining the various phrases utilized in transportation, and offering invaluable details on the various significant associations and applied sciences affecting this region This concise and entire Dictionary should be a useful addition to libraries and learn institutes and a worthy source for someone with an curiosity within the research of shipping.

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Pickrell, D. (1999). Cars and clean air: a reappraisal. Transportation Research, A 33, 527–47. indd 18 23/11/10 15:43:30 Air traffic control 19 air traffic control Air traffic control (ATC) seeks to ensure safe and efficient air traffic movements from the time an aircraft start its engines at the departing airport until it parks at the destination airport. ATC deals with these requirements by dividing the airspace into airport zones, terminal, and low- and highaltitude en route areas, each sub-divided into the smaller parts – ATC sectors.

Public opinion about policies is not always identical to the opinions of local politicians and civil servants. Policies to support public transport often have a lower level of support among local politicians and civil servants than among the general public. On the other hand, local politicians and civil servants may give more support to various regulatory and economic measures than the general public do. The popularity of any measure is by no means an indication of its effectiveness. Indeed, the popularity of a measure may lie precisely in its ineffectiveness.

However, the air quality situation in European cities is still a concern with nearly all urban citizens experiencing pollutants in excess of accepted standards. Of special concern are concentrations of PM10, benzene and ozone, and in spite of clear improvements there still exist many cities with NO2 concentrations exceeding the standards. Air quality monitoring sites in the United States show a 94 per cent decline in the concentrations of lead, a 54 per cent decline for CO, and a 30 per cent decline for both PM10 and ozone from 1975 to 1995.

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