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Assessing the Benefits and Costs of ITS

Making the Business Case for ITS Investments

Gillen, David, Levinson, David (Eds.)

2004, IX, 373 p.

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The 17 chapters in this book, which evolved from a conference on measuring the contributions of ITS sponsored by the California Department of Transportation in February 2002, examine the costs and benefits of ITS in an economic and business policy context.
Section 1 examines the broad theme of how and what ITS contributes to the economy and how one makes a business case for ITS. Section 2 includes three chapters on ITS applications in mass transit. Section 3 explores ITS applications in the automobile/highway system. Section 4 considers integrative issues including how ITS is perceived and how it can be positioned to improve surface transportation.
This volume will be especially useful to researchers and policy makers working in transportation, transportation engineering, and the economic analysis of transportation systems.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Investment - economy - evaluation - management - pricing - traffic - transportation - transportation systems

Related subjects » Economic Policy - Economics - Public Finance - R&D / Technology Policy - Regional / Spatial Science - Social Policy / Labor / Population Economics

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Acknowledgements. 1. Assessing the Investment in ITS: An Introduction; D. Gillen, D. Levinson. 2. Public-Private Partnering: ITS in Highway Investment; D. Lewis. 3. Benefit Measures, Values, and Future Impacts of ITS; D. Brand. 4. Making the Case for ITS Investment; D.B. Lee, Jr. 5. Bus Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) Systems; M. Hickman. 6. Case Study: Impacts of Advanced Technology on a Small City Bus System; E. Sullivan, J. Gerfen. 7. Beyond Benefits and Costs: Understanding Outcomes of ITS Deployments in Public Transit; G. Giuliano, T. O'Brien. 8. Traffic Signal Control Systems; A. Skabardonis. 9. Evaluating Effectiveness of Ramp Meters: Evidence from the Twin Cities Ramp Meter Shut-off; D. Levinson, Lei Zhang. 10. Electronic Toll Collection and Variable Pricing; M.W. Burris. 11. Freeway Service Patrols: A Stated Preference Analysis of Insurance Values; D. Levinson, D. Gillen, P. Parthasarathi. 12. Advanced Traveler Information Systems: Relationships to Traveler Behavior; A.J. Khattak, F. Targa, Youngbin Yim. 13. Travel Time Reliability: Using Real-time Loop Detector Data to Estimate Mixed Logit Route Choice; H.X. Liu, W. Recker, A. Chen. 14. Traffic Management Systems; D. Levinson, Wei Chen. 15. Advanced Traffic Management System Data; R.L. Bertini, Ahmed El-Geneidy. 16. ITS in Europe: An Economic Evaluation; R.C. Garcia. 17. Mainstreaming Intelligent Transportation Systems: Findings from a Survey of California Leaders; E. Deakin. 18. Information Systems to Improve Surface Transportation: Directions for Intelligent Transportation Systems Assessment and Development; T.A. Horan. Glossary.

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