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This book represents the Proceedings of one of a series of discussion meetings convened by The Royal Society with the aim of reviewing the ways in which human needs and national expectations can be served by technological developments in the 21st century. Passenger Transport After 2000AD provides an authoritative and stimulating account of the issues and problems facing transport planners in the 21st century. The contributors - leading authorities from North America and Europe put forward a wide range of viewpoints from which future technical developments and transport will be approached.
Table of Contents
Contributors. Preface. Introduction. Local transport. Growth and infrastructure in the sound region. Waterborne passenger transport provides vital links on many routes. Buses. Surface access to airports. The European high speed network. The future of intercity rail in Britain. High speed maglev systems. Regional airlines in Europe. International and transcontinental traffic. From physics to customers: the jet age phase II. Regional aircraft. Airport and future passenger aircraft. Transport systems:1. The intelligent highway and the passenger. The future of road transport. The intelligent highway - into the 21st century. Transport systems:2. European air traffic control - applying the technology. Global systems: the challenge. Summary and conclusions. Index.
"...it was refreshing to read a collection of papers written from a European perspective on a range of topics with which the reviewer is normally rarely able to involve himself." - Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
"...a great deal of expert information together within one set of covers." - Regional Studies