A dictionary of transport analysis by Kenneth Button (editor)

By Kenneth Button (editor)

This concise and obviously targeted Dictionary, with contributions by way of the major experts of their fields, brings order and readability to a subject which can be afflicted by confusion over terminology and ideas. It offers a bridge among the educational disciplines concerned and illustrates the appliance of transportation coverage that crosses a number of administrative divisions. slicing via jargon, the entries be aware of the social technology elements of transportation research, defining a number of the phrases utilized in transportation, and offering worthy details on a number of the significant associations and applied sciences affecting this region This concise and accomplished Dictionary can be a useful addition to libraries and examine institutes and a priceless source for an individual with an curiosity within the research of delivery.

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LNG availability is more limited as this technique is used mainly for storing longer-term reserves, while CNG is readily available in many countries from the domestic distribution infrastructure which supplies natural gas for heating and cooking. Alcohol fuels, ethanol and methanol, have been used in automotive applications for a long time, particularly as high-octane fuels for racing cars. Their suitability in motor racing is because they burn more completely. They therefore also produce lower emissions, though they are still hydrocarbon fuels.

The effect of barge and ocean freight price volatility in international grain markets. Agricultural Economics 25, 41–58. A. W. Fuller (2007). Price dynamics in US grain and freight markets. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 55, 381–97. Henry Vega air quality In addition to its targeted primary effects, transportation also has unwanted side-effects, negative externalities. One of the major side-effects is caused by exhaust emissions produced by the motors of vehicles. Transportation produces a number of emissions with varying degrees of adverse impact.

The petrol–electric hybrid engine, popularized by the Toyota Prius and Honda Insight, combines a conventional with an alternative powertrain, making it more appealing to car-makers. indd 32 23/11/10 15:43:30 Attitudes of the public to transport policy 33 hybrid powertrains are already in use for commercial vehicles, while they are under development for cars in Europe. Plug-in hybrids form a compromise between battery electrics and existing hybrids. They do not suffer the limited range of battery-electric vehicles, while their ability to be charged from the grid allows cleaner energy input where sustainable electric generation is used.

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