Transportation Infrastructure: Assessment, Management and Challenges


Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D
BISAC: TRA000000

The transport infrastructure generates benefits in efficiency and interchange of goods and people. The increase of accessibility induced by transport infrastructure in a region causes employment growth, which causes a more positive economic future for the affected area by the infrastructure. The purpose of this book is to present to the practitioners, researchers, and students a comprehensive framework around the transport infrastructure for the following:

i. Transport infrastructure, their economic influence and the territorial transformation.
ii. The active mobility infrastructure, the design and the habitat influence in urban areas.
iii. The fundamentals and main approaches around road infrastructure and pavement management.
iv. The fundamentals and main approaches around road infrastructure, pavement design, assessment and management in road and airport pavement.
v. An approach toward the assessment and management of railway infrastructure and the urban policies of tram systems in Europe.

The transport infrastructure diversity presented in this book offers a valuable and representative point of view concerning its importance, considering the assessment aspects, management and especially the challenges in the field.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Transport: Accessibility, Urban Development and Mobility
(Saúl Antonio Obregón Biosca, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Querétaro, México)

Chapter 2. The Experience of Active Mobility and Its Contributions to Urban Habitability
(Avatar Flores-Gutiérrez, PhD, Guillermo I. López-Domínguez, MD, and Verónica Leyva-Picazo, MD, Graduate and Undergraduate Program of Architecture, Faculty of Engenieering, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro (UAQ), Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico)

Chapter 3. Advanced Assessment and Strategic Management of Paved Road Networks: The Case of Costa Rica’s National Road Network
(José D. Rodríguez-Morera and Luis G. Loría-Salazar, PhD, LanammeUCR, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica)

Chapter 4. Airport Pavement Management
(Mauricio Centeno, PhD, Soluciones e Ingeniería en Vías Terrestres S.A. de C.V., Guadalajara, Jalisco, México)

Chapter 5. Effective Assessment and Management of Railway Infrastructure for Competitiveness and Sustainability
(José A. Romero Navarrete, Frank Otremba and Saúl Antonio Obregón Biosca, Queretaro Autonomous University, México, and others)

Chapter 6. Urban Policies for Sustainable Mobility: The Return of the Tram to Barcelona
(Pere Macias, Antonio Gonzalez, Abel Ortego, Elisabet Roca, Robert Vergés, Josep Mercadé, Joan Moreno, Alessandro Scarnato, Ana Moreno, Jesús Arcos, Clement Guibert, Marianna Faver, Ethienne Lhomet and Míriam Villares, Strategic Director, Tram Connexion Project, Barcelona City Council, and others)


Keywords: Transport, Pavements, Railways, Mobility, Management, Territory.

The audience for this book includes students, academicians and transportation practitioners. The book shown a comprehensive framework around the transport infrastructure, offers a valuable and representative point of view about their importance, considering from the assessment aspects, management and especially the challenges in the field, in the most representative transport infrastructures. The material is complemented by a selected overview of advanced case studies and applications.

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